Juniper Systems’ Niwaf Bitar urges tech industry to fight back against cyberattacks and government snooping

Niwaf-BitarDuring the course of his keynote presentation at the 2014 RSA Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Niwaf Bitar - Juniper Systems' SVP and General Manager of Security Business unit - urged the tech industry to fight back against criminal hacking and government snooping.

‘Hackathons’ have become a growing mainstay of tech sector

hackathonA few years back, the word 'hacking' referred only to a kind of crime that involved a computer break-in; but, now the word 'hackathon' has become a growing mainstay of the tech arena, and a perfectly legal one too.

Nearly one-third of Internet Explorer users at risk from attacks

Internet-ExplorerA Friday statement made by a Microsoft spokesperson via email has disclosed that nearly one-third of the users of the company's Internet Explorer (IE) browser at risks from attacks; thanks to the fact that both Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) and its predecessor - Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) - are vulnerable.

Adobe: Information of 2.9 million customers compromised in “sophisticated attacks”

AdobeIn an announcement made on Thursday, computer firm Adobe Systems revealed that nearly 2.9 million of its customers have fallen victim to numerous "sophisticated attacks," in which hackers compromised the personal data of the affected customers as well as accessed the source code of Adobe products.

HideMyAss: VPN services “not designed to be used to commit illegal activity”

About its handing over of the details of one of the alleged Lulzsec hackers who compromised the Sony Picture Entertainment systems, the anonymous VPN HideMyAss said that if its services are used for illegitimate purposes, it will not hide the online access of the offenders.

Cyber attacks targeting former USSR countries traced back to US and UK

Cyber-attacksCyberspy network that attacked 47 government agencies and private institutions in Russia and other former Soviet states has been traced back to the US and UK.

Security researchers at Trend Micro claimed the attackers made use of a control network of 15 domain names and ten active IP addresses, and common servers running the malware attacks were situated in the US and UK.

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