A bunch of cyber security experts from the EU and the US have been messing about with some pretend cyber attack scenarios, making plans for what would happen in the event of a proper, damaging electronic attack.
Facebook's "Immune System" might not be as robust as Zuckerberg believes. In fact, four researchers from the University of British Colombia have recently demonstrated just how easily a new breed of bot can infiltrate the FB system and harvest user data.
Citing employees at Hamburg Data Protection, Bloomberg claims that Facebook's cookies will still actively track your online activity even if you've cancelled your account. But it mostly just seems like tin hat paranoia.
Ever been searching Google for something and you saw an ad displayed and thought, "How the hell is that relevant?" Now with a single click you can see why Google paired that ad with you and block others from annoying sources.
Ex-Home Secretary, Blunkett, claims the then French Home Secretary, now President Sarkozy, let slip that the French read confidential emails sent to the UK embassy in Paris in 2002, and suggested that the UK encrypt them. That didn't occur to them before?
Iain Lobban, director of the UK's secretive GCHQ communications monitoring body, claims UK business and government agencies are constantly under cyber attack, with criminals trying to steal government data, company data, defence data and... all data.
If your Facebook account is compromised and FB staff is less than prompt with addressing your issue, don't fret. It isn't because they don't like you, it's because there are 599,000 other people with your same predicament—and that's just today.
Holy crap, are Reddit users launching a nefarious cyber-attack on the Pentagon's underwater drones? Apparently some very confused CNN producers thought so, broadcasting HTML source from a Reddit page to accompany a story about high-level government security breaches. Sigh.
It's 2:30am. You're blind drunk and desperately trying to log into your FB account on your phone—ya know, to see if that hottie from the last bar Friended you yet—but your damn beer sausage fingers entered the wrong password one too many times. What's a lush to do?
The ESNET security company is reporting that the Tsunami Trojan originally developed for Linux systems has been ported to OSX. The Trojan is designed to hijack an infected system and use its network connection in DDoS attacks or to automatically download more malware. More details are available at MacWorld.
Facebook says it has 750,000,000 users. Somewhere in that mix of baby pictures and beer poing, a hell of a lot of scam and spam activity is spread. Luckily for us, Zuckerberg retaliates with the "Facebook Immune System."
Google has revealed a huge pile of data covering the various requests it receives from world governments to remove material, revealing that British authorities asked it to chop 135 YouTube clips over "National Security" concerns.
In a video just posted on Wikileaks, Julian Assange announced that Wikileaks will temporarily halt publication because the site needs to find alternative ways to pay its bills. Measures taken to cut off the organisation's revenue have effectively strangled it.