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Last Updated on 24 July 2014, Total: 161 Blog Posts

  1. MS 2012 Law Enforcement Requests Report

    How many times did Microsoft disclose the content of customer communications or data storage to law enforcement? Microsoft received requests from more foreign governments, and received them in greater volume, than other companies. Why?... Read More

  2. Win £1 million of free training

    Firebrand Training is giving away IT training courses worth £1 million* to one lucky winner in its Free Training For Life (FTFL) competition, which opens today... Read More

  3. Power Grids threatened by Cyber Attacks

    According to reports by McAfee, one in four of the world's power companies had suffered extortion from criminals who had gained access to their system's utilities. Two weeks ago a German power utility admits that it suffered a DDoS attack that blocked the company's Internet communications for several hours. This is the first confirmed Cyber-attack against a European grid operator... Read More

  4. Cyber Terrorists plan new DDoS attacks!

    The cyber terrorists Izz ad-Din al-Qassam plan to attack U.S. Bancorp, JPMorgan Chase&co, Bank of America, PNC Financial Fervices Group, and SunTrust Banks, as part of their second phase of Ababil operation as they explain it on pastebin: 'Now, we acclaim that the second phase of the Ababil operation is in ahead and from this week according to the announced... Read More

  5. Outages by various cloud providers have been more common than security breaches

    Although, we continuously talk about security or the lack of it, the main threat to Cloud computing are power outages according to a Gartner analyst! Outages by various cloud providers have been more common than security breaches, Gartner says, but few businesses are prepared for them. Companies can suffer data losses during power outages which as we have seen in... Read More

  6. Great Firewall of China blocks Google.com

    According to GreatFire.org, a service that monitors blocked websites and keywords by the Chinese government, the Great Firewall of China has censored Google.com and some other Google services during the 18th Party Congress. Read more here - http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/403467/20121109/china-blocks-google-com-gmail-maps-docs.htm... Read More

  7. Amazon EC2 Spotathon

    If you are a user of Amazon's EC2 Spot Instances and feels confident that you have built a cool idea using spot instances then show off your talent and try your luck at Spotathon! You could win $25,000 in AWS Credit and celebrate Cyber Monday in a spot-instance style. You simply need to say what your application does, how it... Read More

  8. 1.32 million Facebook user accounts exposed

    A Facebook flaw has made some 1.32 million user accounts accessible without using a password. A message posted to a hacker news website published a list of links that gives access to user accounts while bypassing password protections! Read more here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20180229... Read More

  9. The Betrayal of Wikileaks

    Hacktivists group Anonymous state that they cannot support anymore what Wikileaks has become. Read some tweets exchange between Anonymous and Wikileaks here - https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/256208465511452672 Read Anonymous Press Release here - http://www.anonpaste.me/anonpaste/index.php?f12864c4aaa27e05#b85melA+HwnJhvVZbw93iqqnrdHJLNEJURQgWJSkAhk=... Read More

  10. Top-secret base revealed on Apple Maps

    'A top-secret base in Taiwan, revealed on Apple Maps. The Navy SEALs' rehearsal site for the Osama bin Laden raid, found on Bing. Once again, commercial satellites have snapped images of things that governments would rather hide from public view. And once again, those governments are finding that there's not much they can do once this sensitive imagery ends up... Read More

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