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  • Kayak, Microsoft Take on Google - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kayak, Microsoft Take on Google

    In David-and-Goliath style, Microsoft“™s Bing and Kayak are teaming up to take on industry giant Google. The partnership announced last week gives Kayak exclusivity in Bing Travel U.S. flight search results. Bing and Kayak formed an alliance to fight Google“™s acquisition of ITA Software, a software developer for the travel industry. The two companies claimed […] More

  • Team Kuwait Hackers Shut Down Israeli Websites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Team Kuwait Hackers Shut Down Israeli Websites

    A number of Israeli websites were compromised over the weekend by a group that calls itself Team Kuwait Hackers and claims to be the best hackers in the world. Debbie Goldsmith, a director at the site Aardvark Israel, told The Jerusalem Post that instead of providing information about gap-year programs in Israel, the site on […] More

  • Senator Urges Implementation of Secure URLs to Thwart Wi-Fi Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senator Urges Implementation of Secure URLs to Thwart Wi-Fi Hackers

    A senator is calling on providers of major websites in the United States to change default web addresses from the standard HTTP protocol to the secure HTTPS protocol following reports that hackers were able to access users“™ private information through unsecure wireless networks found commonly at coffee shops and bookstores throughout the country. Sen. Charles […] More

  • Arrest of Cyber Activist Sparks Uproar among Human Rights Group - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Arrest of Cyber Activist Sparks Uproar among Human Rights Group

    Amnesty International on Tuesday questioned Libya’s detention of a cyber activist for an alleged hit-and-run accident, saying it had evidence the arrest was politically motivated. Jamal al-Hajji was detained Feb. 1 for allegedly hitting another man with his car, which he denies. His arrest came shortly after he made a call on the Internet for […] More

  • Hackers Sell $25 Toolkits to Build Rogue Facebook Apps - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hackers Sell $25 Toolkits to Build Rogue Facebook Apps

    Hackers are selling a $25 DIY toolkit to anyone interested in creating and distributing malicious Facebook applications, according to Websense Security Labs. The toolkit, called Tinie’s Facebook Viral Application, provides cyber crooks a way to direct Internet users towards survey scams, spread malware, or act as a tool in click-fraud scams, The Register said. “You […] More

  • UK Hacker Steals Virtual Poker Chips Worth $12 Million - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    UK Hacker Steals Virtual Poker Chips Worth $12 Million

    A British man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $12 million worth of poker chips from an online gaming company before getting caught, according to media reports. BBC reported that Ashley Mitchell of Paignton, Devon, admitted to hacking into online gaming site Zynga Poker to steal the chips. He then transferred 400 billion chips […] More

  • Two New Malware Strains Attack Facebook, IM - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Two New Malware Strains Attack Facebook, IM

    New scams conducted via Facebook and Twitter have been wreaking havoc on users in the last several days, PandaLabs reported. The first one, Asprox.N, has been identified as a Trojan sent via email informing users their Facebook account is being used to distribute spam. For that reason, the user’s login credentials have been changed. The […] More

  • Facebook CSO Joe Sullivan Joins NCSA Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook CSO Joe Sullivan Joins NCSA Board

    Joe Sullivan, Facebook’s chief security officer, has joined the National Cyber Security Alliance’s board of directors, NCSA announced today. In his role as CSO, Sullivan is in charge of overseeing security for Facebook’s active users and works to develop and promote high standards for product security. As a former federal prosecutor and founding member of […] More

  • Google, Facebook Top 2010 Most Dangerous List - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google, Facebook Top 2010 Most Dangerous List

    Consumers, beware: 2010 proved dangerous for users of certain products. From hardware to social networking sites, Trend Micro’s Trend Labs 2010“™s Most Dangerous List shines a harsh light on some of last year“™s risky products. Google took high honors in 2010. Named most dangerous website, the popular site served as a bastion for cyber criminals. […] More

  • Hackers Hijack French President's Facebook Account - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hackers Hijack French President's Facebook Account

    A hacker hijacked French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Facebook account and posted a fake announcement saying he would not run for re-election, according to AFP. “Dear compatriots, given the exceptional circumstances our country is experiencing, I have decided in my spirit and conscience not to run for office again at the end of my mandate in […] More

  • 'Insider Threat'- the Perfect Storm - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    'Insider Threat'- the Perfect Storm

    Watching the trends and waves of popular evolutionary Internet patterns in government contracting from a publisher’s desk, the WikiLeaks story has created a booming crash on the beach of  fear, uncertainty and doubt (aka FUD). While the average American may be thinking, as casual observers of an international event, the WikiLeaks disaster’s effect on them […] More

  • Facebook Email Hijacker Spread Nude Pics of Women - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Email Hijacker Spread Nude Pics of Women

    A California man has admitted using personal information he gathered on Facebook to hack into women’s email accounts, then send nude pictures of them to everyone in their address book, according to The Associated Press. George Samuel Bronk, 23, hijacked the email accounts of dozens of women in the United States and England. He then […] More

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