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June, 2009

  • 12 June

    Microsoft security chief on "Cyber Czar" shortlist

    As the United States awaits President Barack Obama’s important nomination of his cybersecurity advisor or “cyber czar”, a position that will report directly to him, speculation about who will be tapped for the position has begun. Among the people up for consideration is Microsoft’s security chief, Scott Charney, who was …

  • 8 June

    Average Internet user visits 70 domains each month

    I already know I am way over the average, but the new statistics released by Nielsen Online are worth investigating, especially if your business is online. According to the report, the average person visits 70 domains and 1576 web pages each month. That means that most of the pages they …

  • 1 June

    EU may push Microsoft to bundle competing web browsers

    The European Union has been decrying Microsoft anti-competitive practices for some time now, but the situation might be headed for more volatile waters. For over a decade, Microsoft has been bundling its web browser, Internet Explorer, with every copy it sells of Microsoft Windows. In 1998, the United States filed …

May, 2009

  • 29 May

    Obama announces creation of "cyber czar" job

    Friday, President Obama confirmed our earlier report and announced the creation of a new cyber security coordinator post that will oversee the securing of “America’s digital infrastructure.” The person who takes this new post will report directly to the President and have his full support and consultation. “Our technological advantage …

  • 29 May

    Obama's new cyber judge

    President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. Supreme Court justice is apparently well versed in cyberlaw. Tuesday, President Obama named Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice David Souter. Her experience with technology issues, particularly those related to the Internet, is most likely not a coincidence. According …

  • 21 May

    Researchers warn many websites are vulnerable

    White Hat Security has release client data indicating that over 60 percent of their clients’ websites have serious vulnerabilities, and websites have an average of seven unfixed vulnerabilities. One of the most serious security flaws fond is the infamous cross-site scripting (XSS). White Hat estimates that there is a 65 …

  • 20 May

    Cyber security organizations create "Chain of Trust"

    The Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and StopBadware.org have joined forces to create the Chain of Trust Initiative aimed at putting an end to the distribution of malware on the Internet. The goal is to combat malware by working in coordination with security companies, registrars, web hosting …

  • 18 May

    Nigeria Attains Full Control of .ng ccTLD

    After a long process, Nigeria has now gained full local management of the ccTLD (country code Top Level Domain) .ng, representing Nigeria. On May 13, Versign performed the root server changes, approved by ICANN, that effectively turned over control of the ccTLD to the Internet Registration Association of Nigeria (NIRA). …

  • 18 May

    Free Web services a more reliable choice

    Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are better served by free web services rather than in-house solutions, according to ZDNet. Uptime and additional features are the main draws to these services without the heavy startup costs of developing similar applications on their own hardware. “Scott Rutherford, CTO of UserVoice, a …

  • 15 May

    UK's Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) reveals some of its victories

    SOCA released an annual report Wednesday that highlights some of their more memorable victories. In collaboration with the FBI, they made 60 arrests in the DarkMarket forum case, an online message forum where cyber criminals trade stolen credit cards and bank accounts. They have since recovered more than 16,000 stolen …