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  • Expert: Hackers Could Free Prisoners from Jail Cells - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Expert: Hackers Could Free Prisoners from Jail Cells

    Researchers are now warning that vulnerabilities in the electronic infrastructures of prisons could allow hackers to release prisoners from their jail cells. According to Wired, security consultant and engineer John Strauchs said some of the same vulnerabilities that the Stuxnet superworm used to sabotage centrifuges at a nuclear plant in Iran exist in the country“™s […] More

  • Report Finds Solution in Eliminating Vulnerabilities for Microsoft and Internet Explorer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report Finds Solution in Eliminating Vulnerabilities for Microsoft and Internet Explorer

    A report by BeyondTrust showed the mitigating factor in 75 percent of critical Windows 7 vulnerabilities is a result of the removal of administrator rights. This means companies that use Windows 7 will need to implement a desktop Privileged Identity Management Solution, which will reduce risks from unpatched Microsoft vulnerabilities without inhibiting their users“™ ability […] More

  • Cyber-Risk Report Reveals Vulnerability Disclosures Reached All-Time High in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber-Risk Report Reveals Vulnerability Disclosures Reached All-Time High in 2010

    IBM today released the results of its X-Force 2010 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which indicates that vulnerability disclosures have reached record levels for the first half of 2010. Overall, 4,396 new vulnerabilities were documented by the X-Force Research and Development team in the first half of 2010, a 36 percent increase over the same […] More

  • Study: Adult Sites Safer than 'Legitimate' Ones - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Study: Adult Sites Safer than 'Legitimate' Ones

    A new report released Monday contradicts the notion of pornographic sites being more virus infected than sites with other kinds of content. “We are not recommending people to start searching for erotic content, not at all, but the statistics are clear: For every infected adult domain we identify, there are 99 others with perfectly legitimate […] More

  • Expert: Latent Vulnerabilities Require New Approach - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Expert: Latent Vulnerabilities Require New Approach

    While operating systems and networks may have gotten most of the attention lately as the favorite targets of hackers, the vast majority–at least 70 percent–of successful cyber attacks happen because of vulnerabilities in applications that are being compromised, according to Gartner Analyst John Pescatore. To help stop vulnerabilities before they reach the code stage, HP […] More

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