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Head of country's cyber agency resigns

Jul 26, 2011
The Department of Defense doesn't want to talk about why Randy Vickers resigned as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team. US- CERT...
Posted In: Congress, government, military, security

The worst passwords ever

Jul 19, 2011
On today's show, we talked about how Microsoft is banning certain obvious passwords from new Hotmail accounts....
Posted In: passwords, privacy, security

Sony offers identity theft protection

Jul 11, 2011
In a related story: your dog offers to guard that pork chop. Sony's PlayStation Network have until July 31st to sign up for AllClear ID, a program...
Posted In: playstation, privacy, security, Sony

Scareware ring busted, cyber palookas shut down, gave them a little chin music see?

Jun 23, 2011
This memo item brought to you by a poor imitation of Edward G. Robinson....
Posted In: piracy, scareware, security, software, virus

Dropbox drops ball on security

Jun 21, 2011
There was a four hour window on Sunday, where if you wanted to sign into somebody's Dropbox account all you needed was their email address. Type in...
Posted In: dropbox, privacy, security, storage

US warns China of a vulnerability in its infrastructure software

Jun 17, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security is warning the Chinese government that the software being used to help run China's weapons systems, utilities,...
Posted In: China, DHS, infrastructure, security

US military building a sort of internet rural Nevada

Jun 17, 2011
It's called the National Cyber Range and it's being constructed by the Pentagon's always interesting and usually somewhat disquieting Darpa group....
Posted In: DARPA, military, Pentagon, security

The Cyber Cold War is on

Jun 16, 2011
There have been lots of hacks these last few weeks - lots of hacks into the security networks of military contractors like Lockheed Martin Corp and...
Posted In: China, hacking, security

US questioned China over attack

Jun 15, 2011
In April, the US-based website Change.org launched an online petition regarding China's imprisonment of artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. Soon after...
Posted In: China, hacking, security, state department

Bono Mack to introduce hacking transparency bill

Jun 14, 2011
In light of all the attacks on corporate sites in recent months, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R - Calif.) is circulating a draft of bill that would require...
Posted In: Congress, hacking, House, Law, security

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