In the wake of the Russian-Georgian conflict, a week worth of speculations around Russian Internet forums have finally materialized into a coordinated cyber attack against Georgia's Internet infrastructure. The attacks have already managed to compromise several government web sites, with continuing DDoS attacks against numerous other Georgian government sites, prompting the government to switch to hosting locations to the U.
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It's been a great handful of months here at ZDNet, but I'm deciding to say goodbye to the blogging scene. I'm already really busy with my primary job, and at this point I want to slow the work load down a good deal and just enjoy life.
Again, sorry for the late updates. Vegas is the kind of place that demands a lot of a person.
Well, this is well late, but here's my recap of Black Hat Day 1. Sorry for the delay, but I've been terribly busy finishing up preparations for my Day 2 talk.
Next Tuesday (August 12th), Microsoft will ship 12 security bulletins with fixes for serious vulnerabilities in a wide range of of widely deployed products.Seven of the 12 bulletins will be rated "critical," Microsoft's highest severity rating.
LAS VEGAS -- Mozilla security chief Window Snyder wants to open-source much more than the Firefox browser.During a sit-down chat at the Black Hat security conference here, Snyder announced plans to launch three new initiatives around threat modeling, training and vulnerability metrics that push the envelope around sharing and collaborating with the rest of the industry.
A currently active malware campaign taking advantage of a known social engineering tactic, namely, to entice the spammed user into clicking on a site with a fake news item in order to trick them into installing a fake Flash player (flashupdate.exe; get_flash_update.
The 2008 edition of Consumer Reports' "State of the Net" report, advises that a common security mistake is "thinking your Mac shields you from all...
Today's dynamic Internet threatscape is changing so rapidly, that the innovations and creativity applied by malware authors can easily render an information security course's curricular on malware outdated pretty fast, or worse, provide the students with a false feeling of situational awareness about today's malware that's driving the entire cybercrime ecosystem at the end of the day.