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Israel establishes cyberdefense authority to fight rise in digital attacks

February 24th, 2015

Israel’s security cabinet this week approved a sweeping new cyberdefense authority, aimed at curbing attacks that cost the country an estimated $2 billion per year. More..

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Lack of trust is affecting how consumers use the Internet

February 24th, 2015

68% of US smartphone users are concerned about having their activity tracked to serve them targeted ads, suggesting that most smartphone users are uncomfortable with the idea of online behavioral advertising (OBA), according to TRUSTe. Read more..

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New Android Trojan fakes device shut down, spies on users

February 24th, 2015

A new Android Trojan that tricks users into believing they have shut their device down while it continues working, and is able to silently make calls, send messages, take photos and perform many other tasks, has been discovered and analyzed by AVG researchers. More..

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Most vulnerable operating systems and applications in 2014

February 24th, 2015

An average of 19 vulnerabilities per day were reported in 2014, according to the data from theNational Vulnerability Database (NVD). The NVD provides a comprehensive list of software security vulnerabilities. In this article, I look at some of the trends and key findings for 2014 based on the NVD’s database. Read more

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Denial of Service Attacks in Wireless Networks

January 27th, 2015

“This paper covers the attacks carried out at the first two layers: Physical layer and MAC layer – a sub layer of Data Link layer. At the physical layer, DoS attack is perpetrated by signal jamming also known as intentional interference. There is another form of unintentional interference that is induced by signals from other

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Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web

January 27th, 2015

“”If you run a service with the capacity (and complexity) to deliver media for hundreds of millions of users, it’s inevitable that things don’t always go according to plan,” said Steve Santorelli, a former London police detective and now a researcher at U.S. threat intelligence firm Team Cymru. … Santorelli said that attacking Internet sites

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Password Re-use Fuels Starwood Fraud Spike

January 25th, 2015

“The mass compromise of Starwood accounts began in earnest less than a week ago. That roughly coincides with a Starwoods-specific account-checking tool that was released for free on Leakforums[dot]org, an English-language forum dedicated to helping (mostly low-skilled) misfits monetize compromised credentials from various online services, particularly e-retailers, cloud-based services and points or rewards accounts. …

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New CERT Site

January 8th, 2015

Welcome to the new CERT site. The IUCC CERT is a 24/7 Computer Emergency Response Team set up by IUCC to handle all incidents and issues with computer and networking security in higher education – specifically universities – in Israel.

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