Yearly Archives: 2012

Obama expected to impose executive order on cybersecurity next month

A new executive order aimed at preserving national cybersecurity is likely to be put into effect by President Obama as early as January, experts predict.

Anonymous attacks Westboro Baptist Church over announcing plans to picket Newton funerals

Following Westboro’s announcement of their plans to picket Sandy Hook Elementary funerals, renowned hacktivist group Anonymous began a plot to discourage them from protesting at the funerals and bring national attention to this hate-mongering group.

The cloud’s umbrella of titles and roles grows as industry takes world by storm

The cloud—a term that surfaced in IT circles in the late nineties—has taken the world by force. Gradually, companies in every industry are moving to the cloud with motives of saving money, scaling more easily and increasing efficiency. The immensely growing cloud promises many career opportunities to arise as the technology matures.

Underground bank robber alliance assists cybercrime

Cyber-crime has a foreboding future, as a new online service allows nefarious criminals to hire coconspirators in several major U.S. cities to help create financial mayhem for banks and their patrons. The perpetrators can wreak havoc on finances by draining bank accounts, pocketing tax returns and stealing purchases based on fraud.

Antivirus software, obsolete or still better than nothing?

Abysmal new findings have come out with the recent study conducted by cyber security firm Imperva. Antivirus software has gotten to a point of such infectivity that companies who purchase it are probably wasting their time and money.

Global cyber warfare rages between Israelis and Hamas

Israel’s conflict with Hamas has recently come to a head as rockets have flared from the Gaza Strip into Israel since Nov. 14. But cyber defense has become just as powerful as the Iron Dome system that Israel has activated to intercept rockets from the Israel’s volatile neighboring land.

Taliban accidentally out entire PR mailing list

It is enough of a shocker that the Taliban even has a PR department. During a routine distribution of a press release, the Islamic fundamentalist group accidentally gave away the contact information of its 400-person mailing list, according to an ABC report Friday.

Fugitive John McAfee is "bonkers" according to Belize Prime Minister

Antivirus guru John McAfee has been a fugitive from Belize police for the last five days. On Nov. 12, officials started an official search in connection to the murder of fellow American expatriate and neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull.