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[News] [Rival] US Government Reportedly PWNED by China (Again)

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U.S. won't confirm report of Chinese hacking

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| When asked whether the Commerce Department is looking into the matter, 
| spokesman Richard Mills said, "We take security seriously, and as we learn of 
| concerns about security, we look into them."  
| The AP account says that when it asked the Commerce secretary about this 
| alleged breach, he said, "because there is an investigation going on, I would 
| rather not comment on that. To the extent that there is an investigation 
| going on, those are the things being looked at; those are the questions being 
| asked. I don't think I should provide any speculative answers."    


Joys of Windows.

Top tech security risks and cash-sappers

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| The top 10 tech issues are:
|    1. Unprotected computers: Two to three percent of computers studied had no 
|    antivirus software meaning they could provide an entry point for malware, 
|    which could potentially infect a whole corporate network.   


Web 2.0 Sites a Thriving Marketplace for Malware

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| Another video ad, this one from a Turkish group, hypes a program used to 
| break into PCs. The group's name and logo (a stylized alien face with the 
| Turkish crescent-and-star emblem on its forehead) play front-and-center in 
| the program's graphical interface, and the video's speaker walks the viewer 
| through a 5-minute-plus tutorial on using the program. More than 17,000 
| people have watched it.     



The feds weigh in on Windows security

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| "The benefits of this move are enormous: Common, secure configurations
| can help slow botnet spreading, can radically reduce delays in patching,
| can stop many attacks directly, and organizations that have made the
| move report that it actually saves money rather than costs money,"
| Paller wrote.


NSA writes more potent malware than hacker

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| A project aimed at developing defences against malware that attacks unpatched 
| vulnerabilities involved tests on samples developed by the NSA. 


China Crafts Cyberweapons

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| The Defense Department reports China is building cyberwarfare
| units and developing viruses.


FBI ducks questions about its remotely installed spyware

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| There are plenty of unanswered questions about the FBI spyware that, as we 
| reported earlier this week, can be delivered over the Internet and implanted  
| in a suspect's computer remotely. 

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