Browsing Archive: March, 2010

Gmail Introduces Suspicious Activity Warning

Posted by Saumil on Friday, March 26, 2010, In : Infosec 

Recently, My gmail account was hacked by some botnet which sent out e-mails to all my contact asking them to check out a website. I only realized this when I checked my gmail "Sent Mail" folder and had to immediately send a warning message to all my contacts telling them that my account was hacked and not to click on any links from my previous mails.

I changed the password which solved the issue, but who knows, some other botnet might just be able to bruteforce My password and get me in trou...


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China warns Google to obey law

Posted by Saumil on Monday, March 15, 2010, In : Internet 

Promising consequences if Google flouts China's censorship laws, Chinese authorities also chide the U.S. for its human rights record
By Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek USA

A top official of the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) recently warned Google that it will face consequences if it fails to obey Chinese laws.

According to an Associate Press report, Li Yizhong, head of the MIIT, said, "If you want to do something that disobeys Chinese law and regulations, you ...


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Oscars – the new vehicle for hackers to spread attacks

Posted by Saumil on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, In : Infosec 

IT security and control firm Sophos is warning that hackers are exploiting interest in last night's Oscar film awards ceremony to infect the computers of unsuspecting computer users.

According to the report "movie-loving Internet users are searching the web for information and gossip about the Academy Award winners, making phrases like "Oscars Winners" one of the most commonly searched for phrases on the Internet.  However, using SEO (search engine optimisation) techniques, hackers have create...


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Census Is Getting Too Personal

Posted by Saumil on Monday, March 8, 2010, In : Identity Theft 

Over the next couple weeks you're gonna be getting a 2010 census letter in your mailbox and then a follow up call or visitor from a census worker. But beware, there are con artists out there that are looking this year as the census year and thinking as a gold mine opportunity to steal your private information. Apparently this happens every ten years. Now the big question is that what level of authorization do these Bureaucrats have to access our private/confidential information.

QUESTIONS THAT...


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United States Department of Defense Embraces Hacker Certification to Protect US Interests

Posted by Saumil on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, In : Certification 
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announces the official approval of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification program as a new baseline skills requirement for U.S.cyber defenders. Specifically, the new Certified Ethical Hacker program is required for the DoD's computer network defenders (CND's), a specialized personnel classification within the DoD's information assurance workforce.
 
The Certified Ethical Hacker requirement falls under the auspices of DoD Directive 8570 I...

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