U.S.-China Cyber Saber Rattling Could Prompt Trade War

Expert: U.S.-China Cyber Saber Rattling Could Prompt Trade War
PC Magazine
Cyber saber rattling by U.S. lawmakers over the potential security threat posed by Chinese tech firms Huawei and ZTE could lead to more cyber attacks against the U.S. and might even kick off a trade war with China, according to a computer security and ...

Attack code for Firefox 16 privacy vulnerability now available online
Ars Technica (blog)
Attack code that exploits a privacy information leak introduced in the latest version of Firefox is available online, making it easy for malicious websites to gather detailed information about users' browsing history unless they downgrade to the ...

Ars Technica (blog)

Islamic hacktivists target three more U.S. banks
"We take online security seriously and are taking every measure to protect the company and our customers," the bank said. During the last two weeks of September, the self-described Islamic group claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks against PNC Bank, ...

Online security firm TitanFile raises $1.1M
Waterloo Record
KITCHENER — A startup specializing in online document security has raised $1.1 million from investors to roll out its new product. TitanFile was founded in Halifax in January 2011, but moved its headquarters to the Communitech Hub in Kitchener late ...

Republicans hammer State witnesses on Libya attack
WASHINGTON — Four weeks before the election, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail the Obama administration's early response to the killing ...

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iPhone hacker dream team edges closer to iOS6 jailbreak
October 11, 2012 — IDG News Service — A trio known for their prowess in hacking Apple's iPhone software indicated on Thursday they may be edging closer to breaking the improved security measures in iOS 6. The hackers, who spoke at the Hack in the ...

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month - Part 2 of 2
Ask all employees to sign the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Cyber Pledge to learn about online safety—both at home and at work—and pledge your commitment to using these best practice tips. Cyber Pledge available at: www.cisecurity.org. …in less ...

Presidential candidates quiet on cyber policy
Most security experts contacted by CSO Online declined to comment, saying they were "uncomfortable" with the topic, were trying to avoid direct comparisons between the candidates, were not aware of the positions taken by either one, couldn't comment in ...

Panetta divulges secrets to make cyber-security come alive
Foreign Policy (blog)
And Pentagon officials struggled to get just enough information de-classified to allow him to make a substantive speech. It's always been difficult: a White House official told Killer Apps' John Reed that telling the story of cyber-security is an ...

EU reports of significant cyber security breaches expected to spike: Agency
Business Insurance
There were 51 significant cyber security incidents in 2011 reported by 11 countries that are members of the European Union, but that total is likely to increase tenfold next year because of improved reporting, said the European Network and Information ...

Do Cyber Bank Robbers Care If the Public Knows Their Secrets?
CIO (blog)
On Tuesday, Capital One said it was the latest target in a new round of coordinated cyber attacks aimed at disrupting the websites of major U.S. banks, and SunTrust Banks and Regions Financial said they expect to be next. This comes after last ...

CIO (blog)

Nigeria Leads Africa in Cyber Security Competition
Nigeria has been selected to represent Africa at this year's CyberLympics, an international team-based cyber security competition. Team Naija, that is made up of five Nigerians will represent the African continent at the competition this month in Miami ...

Senators call Cyber security executive order a 'mistake'
Government Security News
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), and Richard Lugar (R-IN) urged the White House on Oct. 10 to forestall issuing an executive order on Cyber security because they said it would hamper efforts at more comprehensive, long-term ...

Regions Financial Confirms Cyber Attack
Fox Business
We are getting some more breaking news on the cyber attacks that Fox Business has been falling for -- for the last 48 hours we are just now getting a statement from Regions Financial Adam Shapiro standing by. In the newsroom you've been breaking.

Hiring to Stop Hackers: Cyber Security Jobs Grow 19%
San Francisco Chronicle
In September, more than 4,500 jobs were advertised online for cyber securityprofessionals in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent ...

San Francisco Chronicle

SANS Institute to Host Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2012 Hands-On Training ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help meet the needs of the cyber security community to defend against the latest attacks, SANS will host Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI), December 7 – 16 in Washington, DC. SANS specialized ...

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