Monthly Archives: July 2009

Do NOT Underestimate

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The hunt is on for cyberwarriors (Wash. Tech., 7/28/09)

A group of private and government organizations has launched a program to build the next generation of U.S. cyber defense leaders. The U.S. Cyber Challenge is looking for 10,000 young Americans with the skills to be cybersecurity practitioners, researchers, guardians, … Continue reading

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Researcher Uncovers Massive, Sophisticated Trojan Targeting Top Businesses (Dark Reading, 7/29/09)

A security researcher has discovered a Trojan that is designed to extract account data from as many as 4,600 of the world’s most popular and wealthy businesses. In “one of the largest and most professional thieving operations on the Internet,” … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Issues Vulnerability Notice – Adobe Flash (Nat. Terror Alert, 7/26/09)

Adobe Flash contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system. Adobe Flash Player, Reader, Acrobat, and other products that include Flash support are affected. By convincing a user to view … Continue reading

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Read the HR 3200 House Health Care Bill

bills-111hr3200ih.pdf To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.

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Mexico (Country threat level – 3):

The U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez issued the following Warden Message on 17 July 2009: “This Warden Message is being issued to inform American citizens traveling to or residing in the Mexican state of Chihuahua of a new spike … Continue reading

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Obama and Putin’s Russia

An American President lands in Moscow today to negotiate an arms control treaty. Befitting that retro theme, thousands of Russian troops are in the midst of the biggest war games in the south Caucasus since the end of the Cold … Continue reading

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Jackson, Fawcett spur internet fraud

By Joe Campana  While most of the country mourns the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett, fraudsters seek opportunity by tricking heartbroken followers. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert today warning of increased spam … Continue reading

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Honduras (Country threat level – 4):

Newly appointed President Roberto Micheletti announced on 2 July 2009 that Honduras will reject a deadline issued by the Organization of American States (OAS) to return the country’s former president to power by 4 July. OAS leaders threatened to suspend … Continue reading

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Thought for July 1, 2009

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