China outsourcing costs developer his job

Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work • The Register: " . . . A security audit of a US critical infrastructure company last year revealed that its star developer had outsourced his own job to a Chinese subcontractor and was spending all his work time playing around on the internet. The firm's telecommunications supplier Verizon was called in after the company set up a basic VPN system with two-factor authentication so staff could work at home. The VPN traffic logs showed a regular series of logins to the company's main server from Shenyang, China, using the credentials of the firm's top programmer, "Bob". . . "

Mega users: If you're hacked once, you're hacked for life | ZDNet: "Mega's site states that it is "the master encryption key to all of your data" and that "if you lose it, you lose access to all of your files that are not in a shared folder and that you have no previously exported file or folder key for." However, tying the password deeply into the encryption scheme also means that it is impossible to reset or change a user's password without throwing away the encryption keys. Combined with the current inability for users to close their account and create a new one, and users are stuck with whatever password they signed up with. Hopefully, that wasn't "password," while they figured out whether they wanted to keep using the service."

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CBS News
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Cops secure SC from cyber law protesters
Philippine Star
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NZ and UK to work on cyber security
3News NZ
New Zealand and the United Kingdom are set to work more closely on cyber security, following talks between Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Mr Hague arrived in Auckland today for his second visit to ...

3News NZ

The hunt for Red October: five-year cyber espionage campaign uncovered
Sydney Morning Herald
Cisco makes security priority · Security resources for companies. A Russian cybersecurity company issued a report on Monday saying that it had identified a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign that has been in operation since 2007. The spy campaign ...

Sydney Morning Herald

India hit by 'Red October' cyber spy campaign
Times of India
MOSCOW: India is among the nations hit by a cyber espionage that has been targeting diplomatic, governmental as well as scientific research organization at least for five years, according to a Russian cyber security firm. Termed as 'Red October', the ...

Times of India

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