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2011-11-03 07:00:00

Australia's world leading data protection company, Senetas Corporation, is attending government information security conferences on both sides of the planet, including the London Conference on Cyberspace hosted by the Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon William Hague MP and the Cyber Security for Government 2011 conference in Sydney, at which it suggested security should be treated like quality and safety. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) November 03, 2011...

UK Increasingly Targeted In Cyber Attacks
2011-10-31 09:54:30

The United Kingdom has suffered a series of “disturbing” cyber attacks, including a recent serious, yet unsuccessful, assault on the Foreign Office´s network, Iain Lobban, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said on Monday. GCHQ, the UK´s spy agency similar to the National Security Agency in the US, handles operations such as intelligence-gathering and code-busting and is the heart of Britain´s cyber defenses. Lobban told British...

Major Companies Hit By Massive Hack Attack
2011-10-28 05:12:47

It has been discovered that several major companies have been hacked by a command and control server. The list of companies includes nearly 20 percent of the Fortune 100 and other massive corporations, according to CNN´s Money website. A command and control server is a computer that hackers use to direct the fleets of compromised PC´s that they have gained control over. After a period of time the infected PC´s communicate with the command and control server giving away...

China May Be Responsible For Satellite Hacks 4 Years Ago
2011-10-27 11:04:50

According to a recent Bloomberg report, computer hackers from China interfered with two U.S. government satellites four times in 2007 and 2008. The satellites, which are used for earth climate and terrain observations, experienced over 23 minutes of offline time altogether. Bloomberg's source is a final draft of the annual report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. It said the draft doesn't accuse the Chinese government of conducting or sponsoring the attacks,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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