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    UK Man Nabbed for Attempted Facebook Hack

    A 26-year-old U.K. man was arrested last week after being accused of trying to hack into Facebook, IDG News reports. Few details are known about the alleged incident, but Facebook said last Friday no user information had been stolen and it is working with the FBI and Scotland Yard in an investigation. A spokesman for […] More

  • Cyber Threats Abound for World IPv6 Day - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Threats Abound for World IPv6 Day

    Wired magazine calls it the “nerdiest holiday ever” and the “biggest geek party since Pi Day,” but around the world, some are taking World IPv6 Day very seriously. “Granted it isn't up there with the World Cup final, or the opening ceremony of the Olympics, but today many of the key players, including Google, Facebook, […] More

  • More Companies Using Social Media to Boost Business - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    More Companies Using Social Media to Boost Business

    Facebook may connect friends worldwide, but the social networking giant is now working to connect more businesses as well. A growing number of companies is turning to social media outlets like smartphones, blogs and online communities to create a comfortable learning environment and work atmosphere in addition to recruiting new talent. With approximately 65 percent […] More

  • AT&T Government Solutions to Connect Military Families - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AT&T Government Solutions to Connect Military Families

    AT&T Government Solutions has been granted a series of task orders worth up to $48 million to provide satellite-based voice, video and Internet services to military service personnel who are deployed overseas. The task orders will allow AT&T and its partners to use network management, professional services, and satellite communication capabilities to design, deploy and […] More

  • Baby Names Go High Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Baby Names Go High Tech

    In a world peppered with Jennifers and Johns, Barbaras and Brians, it's refreshing to see a few Apples and Wolfgangs occasionally thrown into the mix. In the rush to proclaim their child unique, parents can go too far. Celebrities routinely do. Remember Pilot Inspektor? But IT geeks? Surely, they're more grounded, likely to populate kindergarten […] More

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    Syrian 'Man-in-the-Middle' Attack Hits Facebook

    The Syrian Telecom Ministry earlier this week launched a man-in-the-middle attack against the HTTPS version of the Facebook site, according to Electronic Frontier Foundation. Also known as bucket-brigade attack or Janus attack, this form of online eavesdropping allows a hacker to insert himself between two communicating parties. While both parties believe they are talking to […] More

  • Pentagon Official: WikiLeaks Demonstrates Technology has Outpaced Policy, Law - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Official: WikiLeaks Demonstrates Technology has Outpaced Policy, Law

    The WikiLeaks incident highlights the need for laws and policies that address the unintended consequences of “technology at the intersection of national security,” the Pentagon’s lead communicator said last week. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Douglas B. Wilson told “This Week in Defense News” he is not sure how the Defense Department could […] More

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    Alleged Sextortionist Charged with 13 Counts of ID Theft

    A 26-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with identity theft for allegedly hacking into Facebook accounts and pilfering pictures of women to post on adult websites, The Associated Press reported. Prosecutors say Timothy Noirjean allegedly contacted the victims online and lured them into befriending him and handing over their personal information. He then would reset passwords and posing […] More

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    Report: Email-borne Malware Surges 400% after Rustock Takedown

    Malware delivered via email grew by 400 percent in the last week of March 2011, with the spike detected two weeks after the takedown of the Rustock botnet, according to a quarterly report by Commtouch. The Internet Threats Trend Report, which covers spam, phishing, malware and web threats, said while overall spam activity dropped around […] More

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    Report Indicates Trojan Threats Increasing

    A new report tracking the number of IT threats in the first quarter of this year shows the number of threats has increased 26 percent since March of 2010. PandaLabs published the report and concluded the majority of IT threats came from Trojans. The virus comprised 70 percent of the new malware created. The report […] More

  • NCSA Picks SAIC VP John Havermann as New President for 2011 Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NCSA Picks SAIC VP John Havermann as New President for 2011 Board

    The National Cyber Security Alliance today announced electing John Havermann, vice president and director of cyber programs at SAIC, to serve as president of NCSA’s board of directors. “Cybersecurity education and awareness have emerged as a national priority thanks to the leadership of the National Cyber Security Alliance over the past decade,” Havermann said. “I […] More

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