OpenMedia.ca: CBC: SYNful Knock cyberspying malware takes over Cisco routers

A cyberspying malware has hit multiple industries and government agencies through attacks to Cisco routers. Article by Thomson Reuters on CBC Security researchers say they have uncovered clandestine attacks across three continents on the routers that direct traffic around the internet, potentially allowing suspected cyberspies to harvest vast amounts of data while going undetected. read ...

drive-by planet: New free security tool Detekt scans for hard-to-find surveillance spyware: just launched by Amnesty, EFF

Activists, journalists or just the average concerned citizen who want to know if their computers and mobile devices are a target of unwanted surveillance now have access to a badly needed resource. A German security researcher named Claudio Guarnieri is behind a free new security tool named Detekt. It scans PCs and mobile devices for ...

drive-by planet: Sophisticated malware ‘Regin’: Western intelligence suspected source of spy tool

Symantec just recently reported on an advanced malware tool known as Regin or Backdoor.Regin that has  been showing up around the globe. A post that appeared on the company’s blog on Sunday described Regin as  “An advanced spying tool [that] displays a degree of technical competence rarely seen and has been used in spying operations ...

drive-by planet: New free security tool Detekt scans for hard-to-find surveillance spyware: just released by Amnesty, EFF

Activists, journalists or just the average concerned citizen who want know if their computers and mobile devices are a target of unwanted surveillance now have access to a badly needed resource that offers one line of defence. A German security researcher named Claudio Guarnieri is behind a free new security tool named Detekt. It scans ...

Eclectic Lip: Software updates are flu shots

A nice metaphor for software updates. Flu shots attempt to immunize people from the influenza virus, by exposing their immune systems to small doses of weakened or dead virus molecules. The idea is that this gives the immune system a “practise run” with a less-dangerous version of the influenza virus the patient might run into, ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canadians could lose web access due to FBI shutdown

The FBI is expected to shut down temporary servers today to stop DNS changer malware allegedly causing havoc on the Internet. Your machine could be one of the 9,000 Canadian computers in the line of fire. If it’s affected, that is. Affected computers will lose access to essential Internet services. Queen’s University associate professor Thomas Dean ...