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Benefits of Training and Awareness for Disaster Recovery Planning

Benefits of Training and Awareness for Disaster Recovery Planning

Oscar Atkinson VirtualThreat Guest Writer   Data centers are vital components for many of today’s companies, especially when it comes to disaster recovery planning. Within these data centers, companies can deploy sensitive equipment, such as servers and large-scale storage devices. These facilities also offer data backup features that can be …

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US Fighting Global Cyber Warfare

US Fighting Global Cyber Warfare

Michael Kling Money News   The Pentagon is striving to improve the military’s global cyber warfare capabilities — both offensive and defensive abilities — in an effort to prevent an electronic Pearl Harbor. The Army is interested in leading the cyber war effort through its new Army Cyber Command, according …

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

  Mark Walker VirtualThreat Guest Writer   Protecting your identity is important. Once your identity is stolen, it can be difficult to restore. After theft, you may find that you have multiple credit cards and loans under your name, property that you do not own or other financial obligations that …

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Hacked Android Apps Trick You into Revealing Personal Data

Hacked Android Apps Trick You into Revealing Personal Data

  BBC   Millions of people are using hacked Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates. Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins. These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing “man-in-the-middle” attacks to reveal …

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Chinese Hackers Target Sony Playstation 3 Firmware

Chinese Hackers Target Sony Playstation 3 Firmware

Ellyne Phneah ZDNet     A Chinese hacking group says it has released a custom Sony PlayStation 3 firmware which can circumvent the firmware on the game console. BlueDiskCFW released the custom firmware CFW which contains the LVO encryption keys to enable users to bypass the current PlayStation Network (PSN) passphrase …

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Anonymous Hactivists Plan Wikileaks Clone Called TYLER

Anonymous Hactivists Plan Wikileaks Clone Called TYLER

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   A member of the Anonym0us hacking collective announced the group is planning to set up an enhanced Wikileaks clone service by the end of 2012. According to The Hacker News, the Wikileaks competitor is scheduled to be launched on December 21st of this year.  A representative …

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FBI Working 24/7 Tracking Hackers and Cyber Attacks

FBI Working 24/7 Tracking Hackers and Cyber Attacks

Emil Protalinski TheNextWeb   The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is finally stepping up its game when it comes to tracking hackers. Maybe it was Anonymous that did it or maybe it was statements from the US Secretary of Defense two weeks ago, but either way, the FBI is now hunting hackers 24/7. You’re not …

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Top 25 Most Common Passwords List for 2012

Top 25 Most Common Passwords List for 2012

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Have you ever wondered why so many people are easy targets for hackers?  The top reason is due to the use of weak, common passwords. According to SplashData, a California password management company, the word ‘password’ is the #1 most common password on the …

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The Jester’s OSINT Tools Include Maltego Creepy and Spokeo

The Jester's OSINT Tools Include Maltego Creepy and Spokeo

  Infosecurity Magazine   Jester (th3j35t3r) describes himself as a patriotic cyber activist. He spends his time trying to find and take down what he considers to be enemies of the USA, ranging from Wikileaks and Anonymous to militant Islamic websites. Jester’s identity is not publicly known. Many suspect that …

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