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  • Blog Post: Survey Finds that 54% of Wireless Users Steal Wi-Fi Access

    Security firm Sophos reported that 54% of wireless users interviewed have admitted to using someone else's wireless Internet access. In a report, done by the firm on behalf of The Times, many Wi-Fi users fail to properly secure their wireless connection with passwords and encryption, allowing passers...
  • Blog Post: How Wi-Fi Attackers are poisoning web browsers

    Public Wi-Fi networks such as those in coffee shops and airports present a bigger security threat than ever to computer users because attackers can intercede over wireless to poison users' browser caches in order to present fake Web pages or even steal data at a later time. That’s according to security...
  • Blog Post: Seattle Tops List of Riskiest Cyber Crime Cities!

    MSNBC:Seattle is the riskiest online city, according to a new survey. Symantec says Seattle tops the list because people are more likely to access the Web each day and use the Internet for shopping and banking, and because of the proliferation of wireless Internet access. http://www.msnbc.msn.com...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Security Vulnerability Research and Defense blog

    The Security Vulnerability Research & Defense blog’s intent is to provide more information about Microsoft vulnerabilities, mitigations and workarounds, and active attacks. http://blogs.technet.com/swi/ Urs
  • Blog Post: New Zlob variant reconfigures routers

    A variant of the Zlob virus has emerged that can tweak DNS entries on standard commercial routers from an infected Windows PC. It uses a built-in list of standard router usernames and passwords. Successful attacks have already been observed on Linksys BEFSX41 routers and a Buffalo router using DD-WRT...
  • Blog Post: Tech Insight: Microsoft's IPSec and NAP/NAC

    Windows' built-in security capabilities offer endpoint alternative to NAP/NAC Microsoft’s support of the IP Security (IPSec) standard was enhanced with the release of Windows Vista this year, and interest in the technology will likely grow with the introduction of Windows 2008. For smaller organizations...
  • Blog Post: Wireless phone headsets insecure?

    Analysis: Wireless phone headsets of the kind beloved by Wall Street executives and high-end law firms can be bugged by simple off-the-shelf radio scanners unless they are encrypted. "These guys are bugging their own office, essentially," security consultant Doug Shields told United Press International...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft calls for talks on Internet trust, safety

    Microsoft today called for broad discussions about the safety of the Internet in an initiative it dubbed "End to End Trust" in a white paper released during the RSA Conference that opened today in San Francisco. In a keynote address at the security conference, Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy...
  • Blog Post: New Attack Cracks Common Wi-Fi Encryption in a Minute

    Computer scientists in Japan say they've developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in about one minute. Last November, security researchers first showed how WPA could be broken, but the Japanese researchers have taken the attack to a new level, according to Dragos...