Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans – Tech Talk – CBS News

President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. If it weren’t for the Wikileaks debacle (nice security there guys!), the

Computerworld – Microsoft Cloud Service Hit With Data Breach

Get used to it. Moving things to the “Cloud” is becoming more popular. So will the data breaches… Company data belonging to customers of Microsoft’s hosted business suite BPOS has been accessed and downloaded by other users of the software. Read more…Microsoft

Beware of Wi-Fi Hotspots – Easy password stealing FF extension

From TechCrunch: Developer Eric Butler has exposed the soft underbelly of the web with his new Firefox extension, Firesheep, which will let you essentially eavesdrop on any open Wi-Fi network and capture users’ cookies. As Butler explains in his post, “As soon

EFF – Facebook Tries to Make Violations of Terms of Use Into Criminal Violations

I used to be afraid of Google. Now, I’m more afraid of Facebook. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is urging a federal judge to dismiss Facebook’s claims that criminal law is violated when its users opt for an add-on service that helps

Cybersecurity Bill Passes Senate Committee — Government IT Security — InformationWeek

Thankfully, they got rid of the provision that gave the President a kill switch for the Internet: …it no longer gives the president unilateral power to disconnect networks from the Internet in the event of a major cyberattack… Cybersecurity Bill Passes Senate

Potent malware link infects almost 300,000 webpages • The Register

Make sure your IE has the up-to-date patches (or switch to Firefox) and update to the latest Adobe Flash Potent malware link infects almost 300,000 webpages • The Register. A security researcher has identified a new attack that has infected almost 300,000

WinPC Fake AntiVirus and uacinit.dll

My dad is fairly computer literate, won’t click on unknown email attachments, popups, etc. So when he called me at 7:15 in the morning to ask for help, I knew I was in for a doozy. When I checked his computer (windows