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April
22
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Experts Say Malware Can Attack Android Users Via Facebook

Facebook members are now being targeted by cyber attackers with “Google Android malware” to conquer a “common authentication mechanism” used by the banking system, according to a recent article published on the Security Week website. This malware, called iBanking, has the ability to “steal SMS messages“, “redirect incoming phone calls” and “capture audio using the device’s microphone“,...

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April
21
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Hostwinds Support Gets Stellar Review on Web Hosting Talk!

The Hostwinds Technical Support Team is continually proving to their clients – and to the entire web hosting industry – that they are serious about setting a standard of quality performance, true support and exemplary service. Recently, a wonderful review was written on the prestigious forum “Web Hosting Talk” regarding an interaction between a client and...

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April
17
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Hackers Suspected in Stealing Lacie Customer Data

The French computer hardware company LaCie announced this week that they had fallen victim to a “major security breach that put sensitive customer information at risk for nearly a year“, according to an article published on the PC World Magazine website. Lacie cannot confirm “what information has been compromised” but, according to the article, they say that the data...

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April
17
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Top Security Firms Irritated by Heartbleed Bug

Since the announcement of the Heartbleed bug, a number of the top security firms – including Symantec, Intel Security’s McAfee division, and Kaspersky Lab – have not only been busy investigating it’s impact on their customers but have also had the frustration of “debugging” their own products, according to an article published by Network World. Each company needed...

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April
16
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U.S. Government Lays Out Massive Cyber Workforce Plan

Multiple security organizations within the federal government have announced plans to increase the population of their “cybersecurity” staff by 2016, according to a recent article published by Business Week. Both the Pentagon and the cyber division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be searching for approximately 6,000 skilled cybersecurity professionals within the “next two...

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April
16
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Heartbleed Bug Testing Exposes Private Server Encryption Keys

A team of researchers at the San Francisco-based firm CloudFlare have recently determined that the private encryption key of a server “may be obtained using the Heartbleed bug“, according to a recent article published by Computer World. The article indicates that “four researchers working separately” have now confirmed what was once only assumed as possible and clarified the true...

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April
14
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Google Hints Incentives to Prompt Encryption for Websites

In line with the global desire to make websites “more secure“, comments at a recent industry conference suggested that internet giant Google has been discussing an incentive which will gives search-engine results “a boost” for websites that use “encryption“, according to a recent article published on the Wall Street Journal’s website. Many experts agree that...

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April
11
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Reports Say Britain Unprepared for Cybercrime

Law enforcement organizations in Great Britain are said to be “unprepared for cybercrime”, according to a recent article published by OneStopClick News. The article indicates that only “three forces nationwide” have “developed a comprehensive strategy in their Strategic Threat and Risk Assessments (STRAs).” Officially launched evaluations have determined that “cybercrime policing is the most under-developed area...

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April
10
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Kaiser Permanente Admits Malware Lived on Server For Years

California-based health care giant Kaiser Permanente recently announced that a server housing the protected health information of thousands of patients was found to have been infected with “malicious software” since October 2011, according to articles published by both The Health Data Management and E Security Planet websites. The articles indicate that the company division located in Northern California will now need to...

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April
09
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Hostwinds Protects Clients as Heartbleed Bug Raises Concerns

The concerns of security experts and technical professionals around the globe have recently been raised as a serious exploit known as the Heartbleed Bug has raised it’s ugly head in the “OpenSSL cryptographic library” which, according to articles published by The Epoch Times and Before Its News, “could essentially allow attackers to gain access to...

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