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Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet

Researcher believes major DDoS attacks part of military recon to shut down internet

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The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.

Singapore to shut off internet access for government agencies

Singapore to shut off internet access for government agencies

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The government of Singapore is to shut off access to the internet of government agencies in an effort to preempt a cyber-attack or a data breach.

46% of Brits prefer to give up the gym instead of internet connection

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Almost half (46 percent) of UK consumers would sacrifice their membership to the gym instead of their internet connection.

Report finds millions of firewall ports left open unnecessarily

Report finds millions of firewall ports left open unnecessarily

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A survey of all the ports on the internet is designed to provide decision-makers with the statistical information they need to make informed decisions on engineering the internet - and reveals many, many are open to hackers.

Video: Chris Wysopal on how long it would take to break the internet

Video: Chris Wysopal on how long it would take to break the internet

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From hacker to security researcher and CTO of a major cyber-security software company, Chris Wysopal has developed strong views on what works and doesn't work and how the world needs to wise up to security.

Critical Bind vulnerability could snuff out large parts of internet

Critical Bind vulnerability could snuff out large parts of internet

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A single packet could leave the internet in a bind, warn experts.

Russia to strengthen state control over the internet

Russia to strengthen state control over the internet

As Russia moves to strengthen state control over the internet in Russia, commercial concerns are anxious that any telco or ISP could be acquired.

North Korea's internet downed by suspected DDoS attacks

North Korea's internet downed by suspected DDoS attacks

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North Korea suffered two major internet outages on Tuesday and Wednesday but - contrary to rumours of a post-Sony breach retaliation by the US government - the likely explanation looks more mundane.

GCHQ wants to become more transparent, claims web pioneer

GCHQ wants to become more transparent, claims web pioneer

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, widely-recognised as the inventor of the World Wide Web, has claimed that the UK's electronic surveillance and oversight body GCHQ is trying to become more transparent on spying.

57% of UK adults want a Digital Bill of Rights

57% of UK adults want a Digital Bill of Rights

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While there is now dissatisfaction with web security and calls, led by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, for a Digital Bill of Rights in the UK, commentators do not believe it would be practical.

All your vulnerabilities belong to us: The rise of the exploit

All your vulnerabilities belong to us: The rise of the exploit

The growing impact of web exploits isn't just limited to the enterprise market and must be countered on an industry-scale, says Pedro Bustamante.

ICYMI: Data breach disclosure, European privacy & internet outages

ICYMI: Data breach disclosure, European privacy & internet outages

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at data breach response, new concerns on EU privacy and claims that the internet is breaking 'under its own weight'.

The dungeon of the 'Deep Web'; where even the spiders dare not travel

The dungeon of the 'Deep Web'; where even the spiders dare not travel

Charles Sweeney asks, are your staff inadvertently leaving the back door open via an innocent lunch-time browse?

Update: Government slated as Mumsnet becomes first UK Heartbleed victim

Update: Government slated as Mumsnet becomes first UK Heartbleed victim

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The Government's reaction to the 'Heartbleed' flaw has been criticised after the Mumsnet parenting site became the UK's first known victim of Heartbleed hackers.

NSA denies exploiting Heartbleed bug for surveillance

NSA denies exploiting Heartbleed bug for surveillance

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The National Security Agency (NSA) has dismissed reports that it has been exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability to carry out internet surveillance.

Cyber attacks are targeting Heartbleed flaw, says US CERT

Cyber attacks are targeting Heartbleed flaw, says US CERT

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As the latest major security bug prompts cyber-crime and phishing attacks, experts advise on changing passwords and what CISOs can do.

EU telco/ISP/CSP data retention rules ruled invalid

EU telco/ISP/CSP data retention rules ruled invalid

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"I do hope the Home Office has properly thought-out contingency plans" says Professor Peter Sommer, data forensics specialist.

GCHQ accused of monitoring Facebook Likes and YouTube views

GCHQ accused of monitoring Facebook Likes and YouTube views

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Is GCHQ sifting through everyone's UK Internet usage metadata?

Five threats to watch out for in 2014

Five threats to watch out for in 2014

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Leading pen tester reveals his main security concerns for the next 12 months

NSA uses cookies to watch you online

NSA uses cookies to watch you online

Latest Edward Snowden revelations implicate Google in automated Internet tracking conspiracy

Google fixes 50 security flaws in new version of Chrome

Google has launched a new version of its Chrome web browser which includes 50 security fixes. Chrome has more than 750 million active users worldwide and rivals Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser.

Anonymous responds to Swartz death with defacement and calls for change

Anonymous responds to Swartz death with defacement and calls for change

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Following the death of internet activist Aaron Swartz over the weekend, Anonymous has attacked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and announced that it is targeting the US Department of Justice.

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