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Cyber Security Top Priority For Obama Xi Meeting
2013-06-03 10:02:09

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online When President Barack Obama meets with newly installed Chinese President Xi Jinping this Friday in South California in what is being described as a relatively informal retreat, the very serious issue of cyber hacking will be on the agenda. The meeting of the world´s two top economic powers is being described as a “shirt-sleeve” affair, and is aimed at allowing the two to meet outside the spotlight of Washington....

Hackers Can Crack Secure Passwords
2013-05-29 13:33:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the wake of last year´s password dumps and this year´s Twitter hacks, many have been paying extra attention to their passwords. The most common advice doled out is to use separate passwords for each website and service. Additionally, these passwords are supposed to be “strong,” meaning they combine letters, numbers and symbols and stay away from dictionary words. Yet as the old adage goes, a fence can...

2013-05-28 23:28:08

Latest Consumer Reports´ data shows nearly 60 million Americans had at least one malware infection on their PC in the past 12 months, without any virus removal steps being taken. San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 In its latest State of the Net Annual Report, Consumer Reports´ disclosed that malware repairs affecting nearly 60 million Americans are costing a mind-boggling $4 billion per year. The report, published in Consumer Reports´ June, 2013 issue also mentioned...

Chinese Hackers Access Advanced US Weapons Systems
2013-05-28 10:03:41

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Chinese hackers may have accessed designs for many of the United State´s most sensitive advanced weapons systems The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Among the more than two dozen major weapons systems that were breached were the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the PAC-3 Patriot missile system, according to a previously undisclosed section of a confidential report prepared for Pentagon leaders by the Defense Science Board. A...

2013-05-24 23:04:26

Parameter Security co-founder will offer an in-depth look into the mind of a hacker at upcoming TakeDownCon St. Louis. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 As cyber security breaches continue to plague businesses worldwide, many believe that after the breach has been remediated, their systems are protected against future attacks. According to Dave Chronister, professional hacker and co-founder of Parameter Security, if a system has been compromised once, it could be easily attacked again....

Attack On Google Netted Chinese Hackers With Counter Intelligence
2013-05-21 10:01:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2010, Google became one of the first companies to openly admit they had been attacked by Chinese hackers. This admission sparked an ongoing battle between the Chinese government and the American-owned search giant. At the time, Google said they had been hit with a sophisticated attack which resulted in some stolen intellectual property. On the heels of news about a reenacted Chinese hacking group yesterday, the Washington...

2013-05-20 23:17:08

Jessica Hacker, a renowned extreme couponer, has announced the launch of her online couponing classes on http://www.livingonacouponsecrets.com. The classes are aimed to spread awareness about coupons and help people maximize savings. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 With the economic recession taking a heavy financial toll on millions of Americans, the use of coupons has seen a significant rise. Jessica Hacker proclaims that nowadays, almost everyone, regardless of their financial...

Chinese Hackers At It Again
2013-05-20 13:28:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this year, security firm Mandiant released a report which found a rash of cyber attacks against companies from the US and other English-speaking countries. These attacks were all believed to be launched from China, specifically a branch of the People´s Liberation Army (PLA) called Unit 61398, located in one 12-story building on the edge of Shanghai. In the weeks following this report´s release, cyber activity...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'