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For nearly 20 years, the launch code for US nuclear missiles was 00000000

For nearly 20 years, the launch code for US nuclear missiles was 00000000

All those complicated passwords just slow you down when all you really want to do is blast the smithereens out of something fast.

Romanian payment card crook gets 21 months in the US - $10M losses inflicted on 150,000 card holders

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Judgement Day for Romanian cybercriminal Cezar Butu.

He'll serve 21 months in a US prison for his role in a $10M carding heist against sandwich giant Subway and other US businesses.

How a single spam from China ended up as an attack on the White House

How a single spam from China ended up as an attack on the White House

FoxNews leads today with a story entitled "Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer."

It sounds very dramatic, but which computer? What attack? Where in China? Find out the story behind the story.

If you launch a DDoS attack against Amazon, it's unwise to brag about it..

If you launch a DDoS attack against Amazon, it's unwise to brag about it..

Authorities in the United States have charged two men in connection with a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack that crippled websites such as Amazon.com in June 2008.

Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

The Stuxnet virus was created by the USA to target an Iranian nuclear facility, but accidentally escaped into the wider world, claims the New York Times.

US attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia? Malware spreads via Facebook status updates

US attacks Iran and Saudi Arabia? Malware spreads via Facebook status updates

A fake CNN webpage is being linked to from Facebook users' status updates, claiming that World War III has begun.

But the real story is the malware waiting to infect your computer.

Was UK's 2018 FIFA World Cup bid hacked by Russia? FBI investigates

FIFA World Cup hacking probe

The FBI is investigating claims that the USA and English bids to host the 2018 soccer World Cup competition had their email accounts targeted by hackers.

The successful Russian bid has denied that it participated in any dirty tricks.

WikiLeaks delays more secure whistleblower system

WikiLeaks's Julian Assange unlikely to face charges

WikiLeaks has indefinitely delayed the release of a new system for whistleblowers to remain anonymous while submitting tips, according to reports.

Maine voter registration system breached. Or not.

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Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the US state of Maine might have suffered a breach in its voter registration system.

The good news, however, is that whilst a breach might have happened, it didn't.

Ron Paul's website attacked during fundraising drive

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A fundraising drive by US presidential hopeful Ron Paul was disrupted this weekend by an internet attack against his website.

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.

Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?

USA, your poorly protected PCs are polluting the world with spam

Spam around the globe

Latest estimates reported in the press suggest that more than 2.2 million PCs based in the USA were hijacked by cybercriminals in the first half of 2010, and used as part of a botnet. And what's one of the principal Read more…

5 tips to protect Windows 7 and happy Labor Day

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Ever since I wrote about the fact that most malware works just fine in Windows 7 I am frequently asked for the other side of the story. Fortunately Maria Varmazis was in our Vancouver office recently and asked me to Read more…

The world's top 10 dirtiest web-hosting countries

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My apologies if you were expecting this to be details of which nations had the most porn sites, this is actually all about the top ten countries hosting malware on the web, passing on virus infections to innocent computer users. Read more…

US Marines banned from Twitter, Facebook, MySpace...

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It must be a pretty miserable existence being far away from your family and loved ones if you're fighting a distant war on behalf of your country. Creature comforts like the internet can, of course, help you stay in touch Read more…