Monday, May 26, 2014

Antivirus Software Is Dead

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Symantec Says "Antivirus Software Is Dead": "The overall message from security providers is: don't expect the security systems we sell will work.  Individual consumers obviously cannot afford to pay Symantec, IBM or anyone else to assess the damage when software fails. The saving grace for individuals is that ambitious hackers primarily attack banks and retailers like Target, where if they break in, they can steal information on tens-of-thousands of credit cards or accounts at a time."

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Cybersecurity, Hackers, Last Defense

Hackers get to hone cybersecurity skills
Boston Globe
They were participating in a competition hosted by a Maryland-based nonprofit that offerscybersecurity courses and helps connect students to jobs in ...

Without safeguards, smart home can be a dumb choice, expert says
San Angelo Standard Times
The rise of smart technology worries cyber security expert Jerry Irvine, who believes many homeowners are unknowingly trading security for ...

You are the last line of defense from computer woes
The National Cyber Security Alliance has an excellent Web site at ... The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team at also has ...

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Cyber Warriors, Software Flaws, Hacktivists, Cyber Security

Cyber warriors, including Carnegie Mellon team, hunt down software flaws
“We're in an arms race,” said Chase Cunningham, the National Security ... Michael Daniel, the White House cybersecurity coordinator, said in a blog ...

Hacktivists can't win with Israeli security system
The Times of Israel
Foresight, an Israeli cyber-security firm, last week started to offer a new service, called Defacement Mitigator, which replaces a site with the original ...

CSIRO warns Australia needs a cultural change in dealing with cyber security - ABC News...
A CSIRO report warns that Australian organisations are vulnerable to a new range of cyberattacks.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

DarkMarket, a Silk Road the FBI Can Never Seize

Inside the ‘DarkMarket’ Prototype, a Silk Road the FBI Can Never Seize | Threat Level | WIRED: "...If one group of Bitcoin black market enthusiasts has their way, the next online free-trade zone could be a much more elusive target. At a Toronto Bitcoin hackathon earlier this month, the group took home the $20,000 first prize with a proof-of-concept for a new online marketplace known as DarkMarket, a fully peer-to-peer system with no central authority for the feds to attack. If DarkMarket’s distributed architecture works, law enforcement would be forced to go after every contraband buyer and seller one by one, a notion that could signal a new round in the cat-and-mouse game of illicit online sales...."

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