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  • Next up: The Jamming wars

    Posted August 14, 2013 - 7:00 am

    Personal privacy is going to turn from a "right" to a "fight" in the next decade, as individuals take up (digital) arms against government- and private sector snooping on their personal lives.
  • 'Free Subways' and other bin Laden-related Internet scams

    Posted May 2, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    The cyberscammers are out in full force to take advantage of interest in the death of Osama bin Laden.
  • Fix to Internet infrastructure coming in wake of Chinese traffic hijack

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    Policymakers disagree about whether the recent Chinese hijacking of Internet traffic was malicious or accidental, but there's no question about the underlying cause of this incident: the lack of built-in security in the Internet's main routing protocol.
  • FBI Busts Fake Spy at Akamai

    Posted October 12, 2010 - 6:01 pm

    A well placed saboteur or spy could do some damage inside the companies that keep the Internet's secured traffic moving; the FBI spent 18 months investigating a guy they say gave copies of customer receipts to a "foreign country."
  • FBI details most difficult Internet scams

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    According to the FBI and the IC3 Web site, the “popular scam trends for 2009” included hitman scams, astrological reading frauds, economic scams, job site scams, and fake pop-up ads for antivirus software.
  • Microsoft Plans a More Trusted Internet

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 5:52 am

    According to Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Corp., the Internet has had a positive impact on many, many aspects of our society, but greater global connectivity combined with the increasingly valuable information stored online has resulted in a new array of threats and an increase in cybercrime.
  • U.S. gov't proposes digital signing of DNS root zone file

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 11:11 am

    The U.S. government is soliciting input on a way to make the Internet's addressing system less susceptible to tampering by hackers.
  • Confusion over cyber-security

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 5:31 am

    The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) has announced their annual campaign for cyber-security awareness.

  • Survey: VARs concerned about cybersecurity, health care

    Posted September 4, 2008 - 12:13 pm

    Many U.S. businesses fail to take Internet security protection seriously and are unwilling to spend money on additional protection, according to a recent survey of value added resellers (VARs) by the Computing Technology Industry Association.
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