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Content posted in December 2011
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Debunking The Conficker-Iranian Nuclear Program Connection
Commentary  |  12/4/2011  | 
Recent claims allude to Conficker-Stuxnet relationship, but are they really credible?
House Intros Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Bill would require the Director of National Intelligence to set up procedures for sharing cyber-threat intelligence with private sector
Bill Would Open Channels On Cyber Threats
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Proposed legislation encourages the feds and private companies to share cyberintelligence information to stop threats to networks and critical infrastructure.
Carrier IQ Denies Wiretap Claims
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Smartphone network diagnostic software maker says it only collects data that carriers request. Is your phone affected?
Top 10 Security Mistakes SMBs Make
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Small and midsize businesses need to work on fundamental security errors to reduce risk of costly incidents.
TSA Finds Stun Gun Disguised As Smartphone
News  |  12/2/2011  | 
Airport security agents took weapon from a female passenger at LAX as she tried to pass through checkpoint this week.
Healthcare Data In Critical Condition
Quick Hits  |  12/1/2011  | 
New study shows data breaches up and costing healthcare industry billions of dollars a year, with employees, mobile devices the weakest links
The Dark Side Of Java
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Metasploit adds new module for latest Java attack as Java becomes cybercriminals' new favorite target
More Vendors Reacting Poorly To Disclosure
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
From Charlie Miller's latest attack on Apple's App Store to the outing of Carrier IQ, companies seem to be taking a step back and punishing researchers who disclose vulnerabilities
Top 10 Security Mistakes SMBs Make
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
SMBs need to work on fundamental security errors to reduce risk of costly incidents
Obama Fortifies Efforts To Protect Critical Infrastructure
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
President asks administration to beef up efforts to work with private sector to keep power grid, Internet and other foundational U.S. networks safe.
Carrier IQ Vs. Wiretap Laws
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Network diagnostic software maker Carrier IQ feels the heat after a researcher's video demonstrates how software captured his every keystroke. But is that illegal?
Kindle Fire Draws Privacy Slam From Congressman
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Massachusetts Rep. Ed Markey says Amazon needs to come clean about what it’s doing with user data generated by the hot-selling tablet.
RSA Exploit Victims Likely Used Windows XP
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
Windows' Data Execution Prevention on Windows 7 would have stopped the SecureID breach, reports Qualys researcher.
Oracle Leaves Databases Vulnerable, Say Researchers
News  |  12/1/2011  | 
As SQL injection attacks and other advanced threats gain traction, researchers complain that Oracle's other application efforts distract it from shoring up database security.
Hacktivists Crack United Nations, Publish User Data
Quick Hits  |  12/1/2011  | 
TeamPoison might have broken into UN Development Program website
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