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Shopping safety – Good to Know – Google: " Stay safe online Shopping safety Google helps consumers find products in a number of different ways, and, while we don’t control the content on the Web, we want to help consumers shop safely online. The vast majority of online transactions go forward without problems, but there are some risks, and that’s why we’ve created these tips to help. Research your purchase If it’s too good to be true … it usually is. Compare the price you’re seeing with similar goods being sold elsewhere. If the price is significantly different, use caution – make sure to research the seller and ask questions about the condition of the item. Research unfamiliar sellers: If you haven’t shopped from a . . . ."

Following Sandy, DHS seeks security 'Cyber Reserve'
The damage to the electrical grid from Superstorm Sandy is just a taste of what could happen from a major cyber attack, says Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano. And a DHS task force said this week that one way to minimize ...

SCDOR Refused Cyber Security Aid
It's the latest example of how millions of dollars in cyber security tools and training paid for by Palmetto taxpayers went unused – and a direct contradiction of Haley's prior claim that “there wasn't anything where anyone in state government could ...


Apple's iTunes, QuickTime, High On Cyber Security Vulnerability List, Kasperky ...
Popular Apple programs iTunes and QuickTime are being used by malware code writers to hack into computer platforms and potentially steal data, Russian-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said Friday. In their third quarter IT Threat Evolution report ...


Occidental Petroleum says faced cyber attack on email in 2009-10
Occidental acknowledged in the new "risk factor" that cyber attacks on businesses had escalated in recent years and it relies on electronic networks to run its operations, which have "multiple layers ofsecurity to mitigate risks of cyber attack." An ...

SC tax info likely sold on Internet black market
San Francisco Chronicle
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Stolen files like the data from 3.6 million hacked South Carolina tax returns is quickly sold on the Internet black market and chances of finding whoever did it are slim, one of the world's leading cyber security experts says.

US Bank Cyber Attackers Deny Iran Connection
ABC News
Cyber security expert and ABC News consultant Richard Clarke said the websites were hit with a deluge of malicious traffic "twice as large as any flood we have ever seen." The attacks did not penetrate the banks' internal network, but kept ... A ...

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Netizen Report: Cyber-Police Edition
Global Voices Online
Diigo's co-founder Wade Ren talked to the technology news website Techcrunch about the attack.Cyber criminals have targeted some low-cost smartphones which lack sophisticated securityfeatures, especially those operate on Android mobile platforms and ...

Has DHS Task Force On Cyber Skills Rushed to Judgment?
AOL Government
As one of the largest body of information security professionals and cyber securityworkforce/education stakeholders around the world, (ISC)² commends Secretary Napolitano for pooling the brain trust of a group of senior advisors to establish a path ...

Cyber criminals target small businesses
Financial Times
Small and medium-sized businesses are vulnerable to cyber attacks as, unlike larger companies, they have yet to implement efficient security systems, leading IT experts have warned. As larger businesses put in place more sophisticated defence systems, ...

Former US Intelligence Director Mike McConnell warns of threats to nation's ... (blog)
The next great threat to the United States' cyber security could come from Pakistan, Iran, China or even Huntsville. All it takes, according to former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is a motivated hacker on one end and a lack of ... (blog)

Alleged hacker caught on camera by cyber-security experts who ...
Georgian experts tricked a man they claim has been targeting their networks by hiding the virus inside a file titled 'Georgian-Nato Agreement'.

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