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Morning Security Brief: Colorado Wildfires, Goodbye Stuxnet, Attackers Target Blueprints

- Colorado wildfires set a record for homes destroyed. Stuxnet goes offline. A new industrial espionage worm rears its head. And more.

Man Charged with Hacking DOE Network

- A Pennsylvania man was arrested last week on charges of hacking into computer systems belonging to organizations including the Department of Energy (DOE).

Dutch Man Accused of Marketing Stolen Credit Card Data

- A Dutch citizen appeared in court in Seattle last week as part of a 14-count indictment on charges that included marketing and selling stolen credit card numbers.

Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies

- This book offers a unique look into the world of emergency management through the prism of social media.

LinkedIn Had Strengthened Protection of Leaked Passwords

- By the time it became news that 6.5 million passwords from the Website LinkedIn had been posted on a hacker Web site last week, the Internet Company had “salted” all its passwords, making them significantly more difficult to crack, according to LinkedIn.

Complacency Over Cyberthreat Decried

- It’s time to take cyberthreats seriously.

Book Review: Creeping Failure: How We Broke the Internet and What We Can Do to Fix It

- Jeffrey Hunker provides a detailed, poignant description of the dangers lurking on the World Wide Web, why the problems have developed, and what can be done to correct some serious issues.

Spokeo Settles FTC Privacy Case for $800,000

- Spokeo, an online data broker, has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it marketed and sold data to human resources, background screening, and recruiting industry professionals without protecting consumers as required under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Consolidating Authorization

- Helping companies consolidate the network access and authentication process.

Social Networking Sites Assist Investigations

- As more investigators use social media, they need to be aware of the legal issues and tread carefully.

Morning Security Brief: Data Breach Notification, IPv6 Launches Worldwide, Arson Mystery at WSU, and More

- Consumers are unhappy with data breach notifications. IPv6 launches. Washington State University sees it fourth arson in two weeks. And more.

EHarmony User Passwords Exposed

- The Web site eHarmony acknowledged yesterday that a small percentage of its users’ passwords may have been exposed in an online forum used by hackers.

This Is How Easy It Is To Get Your Password Stolen Online

- Hackers are expected to increase LinkedIn phishing attacks and a web builder creates a site to find out if your password was among those hacked.
 




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