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Did Hackers Steal Apple IDs Stored on an FBI Laptop?

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The FBI says there is no evidence to support hacker group AntiSec’s claims that it stole digital serial numbers for more than 12 million iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches from a poorly secured agency computer. The bureau issued a statement Tuesday indicating the agency “is aware of published reports alleging that an FBI laptop was [...]

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A Crypto Expert’s View on Scary Bird Flu Data

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After months of contentious debate, the journal Science is publishing a controversial study on Friday about H5N1 avian influenza‘s ability to spread among mammals. The report faced a tortuous path to publication as some researchers sought to censor the study’s findings for fear that they could be replicated and put to nefarious use. In a [...]

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Cyber War-of-Words Escalation: China Goes on the Offensive against Google

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China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency has struck back against Google following the Internet giant’s claims earlier this week that recent hacker attempts to steal G-mail user passwords appeared to have originated from China. Xinhua called Google’s statements "evil-intentioned" in an article published Friday and quoted Dai Yiqi, a cyber security researcher with Tsinghua University, as [...]

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25 ways to better secure software from cyber attacks

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Concerns about cyber security seem to be as pervasive as the Web itself, whether it’s China’s capacity to wage cyber warfare, the vulnerability of U.S. public utilities and other critical infrastructure to online attacks, or even Google’s recent efforts to close security holes in its new Buzz social networking site. For the past several years, [...]

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Software mimics ant behavior by swarming against cyber threats

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Looking to create computer defenses that adapt well to the cat-and-mouse game played between computer users and cyber attackers, a team of researchers has turned to one of nature’s most effective militias—ants. Computer scientists at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Wash., are studying whether software [...]

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