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2013-07-30 23:01:23

Rift Recon LLC, a hardware and physical security services provider today announced a strategic partnership with ExploitHub, Inc., the worlds first marketplace for validated, non-zero-day exploits. The strategic partnership will leverage Rift Recon’s robust physical security services with ExploitHub's security-focused marketplace. Austin, Texas and San Fransisco, California (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 “We’re excited to forge this global partnership with Rift Recon. As ExploitHub has...

2013-07-30 20:23:17

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry, issued the following statement regarding S. 1353, The Cybersecurity Act of 2013, after its voice vote today. The statement can be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, vice president, public advocacy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130107/DC38135LOGO) "We applaud the Senate Commerce Committee for clearing the Cybersecurity Act of 2013. The bill...

2013-07-29 08:27:52

VIENNA, Austria, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The award winning [1] web content filter solution 'Symantec Web Gateway', developed by the US-based Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), was shipped while containing several critical vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were discovered in the course of a short crash test which was carried out in the SEC Consult Vulnerability Lab by the SEC Consult experts. (http://www.sec-consult.com[2]) The vulnerabilities enable state-sponsored...

Hackers Gain Control Of Some Car Functions Using A Laptop
2013-07-29 04:24:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two computer hackers who have successfully managed to hack into and manipulate a pair of widely-owned automobiles will present their findings at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas this week, various media outlets are reporting. According to FoxNews.com, veteran hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have discovered a way to remotely force a 2010 Toyota Prius to stop suddenly at high speeds or accelerate without the...

2013-07-26 23:18:12

All great advancements start with an idea, and US universities are renowned and essential breeding grounds for those world changing ideas. “Cyber warriors from foreign nations and criminal hackers alike understand this too, and they are relentlessly targeting these institutions of higher learning to take the short road to developing these ideas for their own ends,” says the Northeast Regional Manager of Global Digital Forensics. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 The incredible...

Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies Unexpectedly
2013-07-26 19:36:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Barnaby Jack, a famous hacker who demonstrated in 2010 how ATM machines can be forced to dish out pay dirt, died in San Francisco on Thursday. The hacker was in his mid-30s and was due to appear at the Black Hat hacking convention in Las Vegas next week. He was going to be demonstrating techniques for remotely hacking implanted heart devices; a technique that he said you could use to kill a man from 30 feet away. Jack was most...

Five Arrested In Massive Hacking Bust
2013-07-26 19:23:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian national have been arrested and charged with running an alleged hacking organization. This sophisticated operation reportedly penetrated the networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations over a seven-year period. In that time, the group is believed to have stolen and sold at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers, which resulted in losses of...

2013-07-22 12:25:15

Free web series will provide educational insight into preventing threats affecting enterprises today BETHESDA, Md., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute, a cooperative research and education organization and the largest source for world-class information security training and security certification, today announced its upcoming webinar series in partnership with CrowdStrike, a global provider of security technologies and services focused on identifying advanced...

2013-07-19 23:04:20

In Two Separate Presentations, Bishop Fox Researchers Will Demonstrate the Susceptibility of Building Security Systems and Employee Badging Systems Used by Millions Worldwide Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Later this month, researchers at Bishop Fox (formerly Stach & Liu), one of the industry’s leading enterprise security consultancies, will reveal critical vulnerabilities in many of the world’s most widely-used building security systems and RFID (radio frequency...

2013-07-18 23:21:25

Many businesses simply don't realize, or refuse to accept, just how stacked against them the deck really is on digital frontier, but a recent New York Times article shines some light into those dark corners of the digital landscape that no one wants to imagine are even there. Exposing new weaknesses, or zero day attacks, is big business in the hacker underworld, "and the ripple effect can have devastating consequences for any business, institution or agency out there," says...