The FBI resumes government surveillance proposal to counter its potential “Going Dark” problem triggered by technology advances.    Source:    The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require the firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance.

The FBI resumes government surveillance proposal to counter its potential “Going Dark” problem triggered by technology advances. Source: The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require the firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance.

Millions of smartphone users are rapidly adopting QR codes while remaining oblivious of the security risk they pose.    Although conventional mobile security software and URL filtering techniques may go a long way towards stopping mobile users from visiting infected sites, sheer weight of numbers means most smartphones remain completely vulnerable to new forms of attack. QR code-reading apps could provide a first line of security defence, but few have implemented security-specific…

Millions of smartphone users are rapidly adopting QR codes while remaining oblivious of the security risk they pose. Although conventional mobile security software and URL filtering techniques may go a long way towards stopping mobile users from visiting infected sites, sheer weight of numbers means most smartphones remain completely vulnerable to new forms of attack. QR code-reading apps could provide a first line of security defence, but few have implemented security-specific…

New Facebook spam-blocking mechanism allows users to set keyword blacklist for comments made on their profile.    Facebook has apparently started blocking comments it deems “irrelevant or inappropriate.” The social network appears to be analyzing comments before letting you post them. (Source: http://zd.net/JnE62g )

New Facebook spam-blocking mechanism allows users to set keyword blacklist for comments made on their profile. Facebook has apparently started blocking comments it deems “irrelevant or inappropriate.” The social network appears to be analyzing comments before letting you post them. (Source: http://zd.net/JnE62g )

Bouncers ask clubbers for social media IDs.    Some bouncers have been demanding people hand over their smartphones so they can check Facebook accounts, Newsbeat has been told.    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/17930370#

Bouncers ask clubbers for social media IDs. Some bouncers have been demanding people hand over their smartphones so they can check Facebook accounts, Newsbeat has been told. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/17930370#

“The Unknowns”, a recently surfaced hacker group, claims to have already compromised government websites. (Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=12863)

“The Unknowns”, a recently surfaced hacker group, claims to have already compromised government websites. (Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=12863)

British military head of cybersecurity admits to hacking mess.    The British military's head of cybersecurity, Jonathan Shaw, admitted there have been a number of successful attacks into the Ministry of Defense's computer systems, according to the Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/may/03/hackers-breached-secret-mod-systems    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57427707-83/u.k-ministry-of-defense-tries-to-play-catch-up-with-hackers/

British military head of cybersecurity admits to hacking mess. The British military's head of cybersecurity, Jonathan Shaw, admitted there have been a number of successful attacks into the Ministry of Defense's computer systems, according to the Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/may/03/hackers-breached-secret-mod-systems http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57427707-83/u.k-ministry-of-defense-tries-to-play-catch-up-with-hackers/

IT security officials of the 2012 Olympics run worst-case scenarios to prepare for attacks.

IT security officials of the 2012 Olympics run worst-case scenarios to prepare for attacks.

Zombie PCs join the BotNet horde. Conficker infests more than 8 million workstations

Zombie PCs join the BotNet horde. Conficker infests more than 8 million workstations

Austrian police arrested a 15-year-old boy, the youngest hacker ever caught in the country

Austrian police arrested a 15-year-old boy, the youngest hacker ever caught in the country

Trojan checks into hotels and feasts on credit card information

Trojan checks into hotels and feasts on credit card information

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