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Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Operation Aurora hack was counterespionage, not China picking on Tibetan activists

Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.

Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.

Google's defenestration - Security ≠ OS

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I need to put a few things on the table before fully expressing my opinion on this story. I don't like Windows. I don't use Facebook. My heart and preferences lean towards Linux and other Unix variants (Yes, OS X Read more…

Ash-trapped - Sophos Security Chet Chat 5 and 6

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Well, like many other Sophites I have spent some unexpected time in Europe this week. Fortunately for me, I was able to tour a bit of my homeland (Poland) and only be diverted a few days from my regular schedule. Read more…

Operation Aurora: Patch available, new evidence of China connection

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Microsoft has responded very quickly turning around a patch for the 0 day exploit in Internet Explorer in approximately one week. This is impressive, as something as complicated as Windows with all of the language variants, service packs, etc is Read more…

The Operation Aurora exploit - live and explained on video!

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The Operation Aurora Internet Explorer vulnerabilty is the biggest IT news story of the year so far. So watch this video now. (Also available in High Definition.) The video covers: Quick recap of the history of Operation Aurora Roughly how Read more…

Microsoft to release "Operation Aurora" fix out of band

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Microsoft has just announced they will be releasing an out-of-band fix for the "Operation Aurora" Internet Explorer zero-day exploit. This is great news for Internet Explorer users and should serve as enough warning to IT administrators to prepare to roll Read more…

Operation Aurora Update - Google, Adobe, and the 0 day flaw in IE

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Being that we have been blogging as the story develops, I thought I would create a brief summary of where we stand. We are now approaching the one week point since Google announced it would stop filtering search results in Read more…

Danger! Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability - no patch yet

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Microsoft has released a security advisory about a previously unknown vulnerability in versions of Internet Explorer. There is currently no patch for the vulnerability which is being blamed, in part, for the high-profile attacks against Google, Adobe and other companies. Read more…

Google China may exit stage left

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We are going on hour 12... What will Google do? It certainly is an interesting question. If you haven't seen the 300 stories on the Internet, Google has threatened to withdraw from the Chinese market amid concerns of security of Read more…