NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: BP Facing Massive Fines over 2010 Spill, Apple Beefs up Security, and HealthCare.gov Breached

BP was accused of "gross misconduct" and "willful negligence" by a federal judge over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and could face as much as $17 billion in fines. Apple announced it will be bolstering security alerts on its iCloud platform after celebrity accounts were hacked. And the Obama administration says the federal health insurance site HealthCare.gov has been breached.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Airstrikes, Dozens Escape from Juvenile Detention Center, Celeb Accounts Hacked, and More

U.S. military forces hit Somalia with airstrikes overnight, possibly targeting al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab. More than 30 teenagers escaped from a juvenile detention center in Tennessee, and the manhunt continues for those who remain at large. A vulnerability in Apple's iCloud platform has reportedly led to the exploitation of several celebrities' accounts, but the company says the security hole has been patched. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Crimes Against Humanity Allegations, Russian Aid Denied, Firmware Vulnerabilities, and More

A report alleging that the Egyptian government committed crimes against humanity during the mass killings of unarmed protesters last summer was released today; Ukrainian officials are not allowing Russian aid envoy trucks to pass through its border because they are not Red Cross-certified; a new study shows that firmware contains poor encryption and backdoors that could allow hackers to infiltrate the "Internet of things," and more.

Morning Security Brief: Shooting at Georgia FedEx Center, More Deadly Storms in Southeast, AOL Security Flaw, and More

Six people have been injured in a workplace shooting at a FedEx facility in an Atlanta suburb. The deadly storm system that killed at least 20 people on Monday caused more damage overnight in the Southeastern United States, with more storms on the way. AOL is asking all e-mail users to reset their passwords after a security breach led to a flood of spam. And attacks in the Syrian city of Homs kill at least 37.

Morning Security Brief: Ukraine Reaches 'Tentative Resolution,' Security at Frankfurt Airport Strikes, And More

Ukraine's President Viktor V. Yanukovych announces a possible resolution this morning to end the crisis in the country, security staff at Frankfurt airport goes on strike to raise wages, and Adobe's Flash Player receives an emergency update.

Morning Security Brief: Russia Beefs Up Security, Yahoo Hacks Explained, Cybersecurity Threat Report, And More

Russia is tightening security for the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi amidst terrorism threats; a security breach at Yahoo targeting users through online ads is explained; cyber company Sophos has released its annual cybersecurity threat report, and more.

Fighting Counterfeiters During the Holiday Season

Retailers and consumers alike should be on the lookout for counterfeit products, and there are technological solutions that can help.

Social Networking Security

Increasingly, employees expect to remain connected to social networking sites while at work. But these sites represent a growing threat in terms of malware, for instance.

Morning Security Brief: Vetting Utility Workers, 911 Tapes, Verizon Strike, and More

A U.S. lawmaker introduces legislation for doing background checks on utility workers. North Carolina will begin to alter 911 tapes to protect victims. Tel Aviv University has developed a hand-held date rape drug detector. And more.

Former DHS Secretary Praises New Government Cyber Identities Plan

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff voices support for the White House's plan to secure identities in cyberspace.
 




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