Egypt

(get it in RSS or Atom)

Fake Twitter rumours spread of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's death

Rumours of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's death spread on Twitter

Hosni Mubarak, the disgraced former president of Egypt, may be seriously ill in jail, but - at the time of writing - he isn't dead.

Activists creating decentralized mesh networks that can't be blocked, filtered or silenced

Internet world image, courtesy of Shutterstock

In the face of an internet that can be controlled all too easily by corporations and regimes, activists are building alternative mesh networks that can never be blocked, filtered or shut down.

Hacktivism, Apple App Store, Vodafone and Facebook - 90 Sec News - Jan 2011

Hacktivism, Apple App Store, Vodafone and Facebook - 90 Sec News - Jan 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

The lessons this month: not as Anonymous as they hoped, App Store not so safe after all, Vodafone stirs the privacy waters, and Facebook backs down.

SSCC46 - Egypt, Facebook and HTTPS, FBI warrants and the new MS zero day

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

This week's podcast talks about the events in Egypt, HTTPS on Facebook, FBI arresting Anonymous and what is a zero day?

Spam from Egypt vanishes after cutting off internet access

EgyptNoSpam

SophosLabs data confirms the nearly total isolation of Egypt from the internet. Spam received from Egyptian IP addresses has dropped more than 85% in the last 48 hours.

Egypt versus the internet - Anonymous hackers launch DDoS attack

egypt-thumb

Hackers are bombarding official websites in Egypt with a DDoS attack, hot on the heels of similarly politically-motivated attacks against websites belonging to the governments of Tunisia and Zimbabwe.