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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:44:57 -0700
Hacked web sites become mainstream http://farsec.net/?id=4e289232 Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailer. It's a very well done video, showing us a possible future, taking a lot of clues from real life to integrate into the story. One interesting tidbit near the end however is a link to a web site, http://www.sarifindustries.com, and a mention that it had been hacked.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:55:15 -0700
OS X Lion Recovery is real innovation http://farsec.net/?id=4e271782
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:59:30 -0700
Google adds malware detection http://farsec.net/?id=4e262484 started to detect a specific type of malware that may be infecting their users computers. Apparently, some malwares will redirect Internet connections through proxies before sending the data off to its final destination, including Google searches. Google is able to see when the traffic has been rerouted through these proxies. If your computer is infected by such malware, it will show a large warning when you go to a Google web site. There's no word yet what percentage of users are infected, or if they will expand this capabilities to other types of malware in the future.

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Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:42:44 -0700
A dozen members of Anonymous arrested http://farsec.net/?id=4e2600a8 news today the FBI, along with local Police in San Francisco, Florida, New Jersey, and others, did 30 to 40 searches and arrested over a dozen people suspected to be linked to the group Anonymous. This was a follow up to the Denial of Service attack against sites that the hacking group did earlier this year.]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:09:44 -0700 The benefits of changing DNS servers http://farsec.net/?id=4e25b9f4 Typically, your DNS servers, the addresses your computer contacts to find out the IP address of any web site you want to contact, are given to you by your Internet Service Provider. They are the DNS servers that they host, and that the vast majority of their customers use. But there's many other options out there, and it's possible for you to change those addresses. It can sometimes be beneficial to do so.]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:08:04 -0700 In depth password analysis http://farsec.net/?id=4e25a2af article on in depth password analysis. It goes over how people pick passwords, how weak they typically are and how many reuse these passwords elsewhere. It's filled with data points for those who like that kind of thing.]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 8:28:47 -0700 The Sun website hacked http://farsec.net/?id=4e24b822 hacked The Sun web site, at first posting a bogus story saying Rupert Murdoch was dead. Then, the site was modified to redirect visitors to their Twitter feed.

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Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:48:02 -0700
New domains will bring a new type of crime http://farsec.net/?id=4e2499bd As some news media reported recently, ICANN, the organization behind top-level domains (TLDs) like .com, .gov and .net has announced last June that they will now allow rich individuals and companies the ability to register any word as a top level domain, so you'll be able to see .apple or .cokacola. The problem is that this will also bring in a new type of online crime.]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:38:21 -0700 Internet Explorer 9 blocks more malware than other browsers http://farsec.net/?id=4e245831 report from NSS Labs, it would appear that Internet Explorer 9 managed to get the right tools when it comes to blocking malware sites. Apparently, by using both SmartScreen Filter to block bad URLs and Application Reputation to detect untrustworthy binaries, it manages a 92% rate of detection. This is compared with Safari, Chrome and Firefox blocking just 13%.]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 8:58:41 -0700 Scotland Yard chief resigns http://farsec.net/?id=4e2378d7
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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 17:05:43 -0700
Rebekah Brooks arrested http://farsec.net/?id=4e230490
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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 8:49:36 -0700
Hey my friend has been hacked! on Hotmail http://farsec.net/?id=4e224aa0 Hey my friend has been hacked! and it's available in the options menu. The Windows Live blog posted about it yesterday and described the feature.

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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 19:36:16 -0700
Preventing ID theft http://farsec.net/?id=4e212081
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:24:17 -0700
Microsoft Safety Scanner review http://farsec.net/?id=4e20959d Microsoft Safety Scanner and is available for free.

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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 12:31:41 -0700
Firesheep, what it is and how to protect yourself http://farsec.net/?id=4e207bb7
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Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:41:11 -0700
US Pentagon admits failures in cyber approach http://farsec.net/?id=4e1fced8 Speaking today at a press conference, General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the US cyber approach was ''too predictable''. Later, the Defense Secretary revealed that 24,000 files related to weapon system development had been stolen by foreign intelligence.

Right now, the strategy involves deploying sensor and monitoring systems, but that's just the first step. Cartwright says ''We are supposed to be offshore convincing people if they attack, it won't be free.'']]>
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:23:36 -0700
Four steps to browse the Internet safely http://farsec.net/?id=4e1f7086 Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:41:10 -0700 FBI launches phone hacking investigation http://farsec.net/?id=4e1f68b7 confirmed to Reuters that the FBI is investigating allegations of hacking into phones of 9/11 victims.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:07:51 -0700
Mozilla Labs introduces BrowserID http://farsec.net/?id=4e1f5441
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:40:33 -0700