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Canada Hosts Cyber Expos

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The 13th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection and the International Symposium on Visualization for Cyber Security will be hosted in Canada for the first time These events, held Sept. 14-17, 2010, will give attendees the opportunity to hear presentations by, and to network with, leading academic experts …

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Pakistan Lacks Laws to Combat Cyber Terrorism

Pakistan currently has no law to combat cyber terrorism as the Prevention of Electronic Crime Ordinance introduced in February 2009 is no more functional after completing its constitutional life, according to a senior official at the Pakistani government. The official who serves at the Federal Law Enforcement Agency said the …

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Swedish Political Party Sites Hit by Hackers

Several websites of Swedish political parties were recently hacked and targeted by cyber attacks, according to a Swedish news wire. On Aug. 23, a spokesman for the nationalist party Sweden Democrats said its website had crashed due to DDoS attacks. The party’s IT department was working on gathering as much …

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'Sextortion' Becoming More Common as Cyber Crime

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Federal prosecutors and child-safety advocates say they are  seeing a rise in cases of online sexual extortion, also called “sextortion.” According to experts, teens who text naked cellphone photos of themselves or show off their bodies on the web are being contacted by pornographers who threaten to expose their behavior …

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Jordanian Journalists in Uproar over New Cyber Law

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Jordanian journalists are furious after the government earlier this month passed a temporary cyber-crime law perceived by many as a way of controlling local news websites, AFP reports. In July, the government also barred civil servants from accessing around 50 websites while at work, mostly local news, in what it …

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Hackers Blind Quantum Cryptographers with 'Invisible' Attack

Quantum hackers have performed the first ‘”invisible” attack on two commercial quantum cryptographic systems by using lasers on the systems, Nature News reports. By using lasers“”which employ quantum states of light to encrypt information for transmission“”the hackers were able to crack the encryption keys on the commercial quantum systems, without …

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Hayden: Cyberspace is 'Lawless'

Cyberspace has become a lawless environment without any natural technical barriers to protect information, requiring every user to assume a personal responsibility for firewalls, said Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and of the CIA. In an interview with PBS, Hayden spoke about the cyber …

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India Could Face Onslaught of Pakistani Hackers, Say Intelligence Officials

Already reeling from repeated cyber attacks by sophisticated Chinese cyber criminals, sensitive Indian departments could be up against a blitz of Pakistani hackers. According to Times of India, the Indian government has cautioned defense services, financial institutions, Internet service providers and private-sector businesses of possible cyber attack by Pakistani hacker …

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Brits Relaxed about Online Security

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New research reveals just how relaxed the Brits are when it comes to protecting themselves in the digital era, from using easy-to-guess passwords to thoughtlessly disclosing personal information. The online study by Experian plc revealed three of the most regularly used passwords–town of birth, 24 percent; date of birth, 1 …

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