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Google Advocates 7-Day Deadline For Vulnerability Disclosure

Two security engineers for Google say the company will now support researchers publicizing details of critical vulnerabilities under active exploitation just seven days after they’ve alerted a company. That new grace period leaves vendors dramatically less time to create and test a patch than the previously...
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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3

Apple released iOS 6.1.3 Tuesday, a software update that makes improvements to Maps in Japan and, more importantly, fixes a bug in iOS that allowed someone to bypass the lock screen on an iPhone and access the phone app. Discovered late last month, the iOS vulnerability involved...
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Hillary Hacker Outs Confidential Memos

Armed with confidential memos to Hillary Clinton that were stolen from the e-mail account of a former White House aide, a hacker has distributed some of the documents to a wide array of congressional aides, political figures, and journalists worldwide. In a series of weekend...
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Hacker Targets Clinton Confidant In New Attack

The hacker who has spent the past several months breaking into the e-mail accounts of family, friends, and political allies of the Bush family has crossed party lines and illegally accessed the AOL account of a former senior White House adviser to President Bill Clinton....
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Top iPhone 5 Security Apps

As more smartphone users access personal information on their device, privacy protection apps are becoming a necessity. With such a great selection apps from the App Store, you should be able to find the perfect protection for your device. Did you know that “29 percent...
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Tool Check for Security Flaw in UPnP Routers

  A Security Flaw in Universal Plug & Play (UPnP) is exposing more than 50 millions of computers, printers and storage drives to attack by hackers remotely. The problem lies in routers and other networking equipment that use a commonly employed standard known as Universal...
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How to Install Nessus on Backtrack 5

As a lot of people have pointed out and I noticed is that Nessus is not installed in Backtrack anymore by default.  This is such a powerful tool so you are going to want to add it back to Backtrack.  This is a Step-By-Step guide...
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Hospital Loses Unencrypted Compact Disk

  Information Security does not have to just be computer security.  This is an example of a security incident that happened in my local area with patient information from a hospital.  Since hospitals use Social Security Numbers, Date Of Birth, Address, Drivers License Numbers, and...
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New Java Exploit

  On Sunday January 13th Oracle released two patches for Java Security Alert CVE-2013-0422 which included two vulnerabilities.  Oracle confirmed that the flaws were only present in Java 7 versions and did not impact Java on servers, Java desktop applications, or embedded Java.  Java is...
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