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resumUP

ResumUP is a web 2.0 service that creates a visually captivating resume by using your Facebook and LinkedIn information.

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Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered a new malware that was used to spy on Middle Eastern countries. The attack has been highly targeted, infecting about 5000 computers across Iran, Israel, Sudan, Saudi Arabia and other unnamed countries. The malware, called Flame affects Windows machines and once infected, it can record audio conversations, take screenshots, sniff network traffic, intercept keyboard etc.

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A federal Judge has extended the date to cut off computers affected with the DNSChanger malware from the internet.

For those unaware, DNSChanger is a malware that replaces the default DNS servers of the infected computers with rogue DNS servers. It is believed that around four million computers were infected by this malware .

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Last month, the United States Supreme Court had ordered FBI to turn off all GPS devices that was placed without a warrant. In accordance with that ruling, FBI has disabled around 3000 GPS devices across United States, reports Wall Street Journal.

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According to a report on Telegraph, British authorities are planning on setting up a large scale surveillance programme of its citizens. The report, which did not cite any sources, says that landline, mobile and broadband companies will be asked to store customer data so that they could provide it in real-time to the authorities if needed.

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Microsoft Security Essentials, the free anti-virus program from the Redmond Giant, flagged Google.com, the most popular search in the world as malware for a short period of time, yesterday.

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Phishing is a popular method of social engineering employed by scammers. A scammer posing as someone else uses popular communication medium such as email or telephone to contact a victim and request confidential information. This information is used for purposes such as withdrawing money illegally from the victim’s account or even identity thefts.

Identifying a phishing email is easy if you keep in mind certain basic fine points.

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Anonymous has made a Pastebin dump of email exchanges between a Symantec representative called Sam Thomas and Yamatough, the spokesperson of the hacker group Lords of Dharmaraja.

The hacker group is accusing Symantec of ‘bribing’ them in order to prevent the release of the pcAnywhere source code. Looking at the email exchange however, it seems that the hacker group was in fact trying to extort money from Symantec.

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Symantec has now retracted its previous statement that the security breach which led to the leak of source codes of their older security products happened at a third part server, reports Reuters.

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Zappos

Zappos, an online retailer run by Amazon has suffered a security breach and has confirmed that its customer information was accessed.

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Twitter accounts of Huffington Post and actor Ashton Kutcher were hacked and objectionable tweets were posted.

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In an email send to its customers, CoveritLive revealed that there was a security breach and some information (i.e., user names, email addresses and/or passwords) were accessed.

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Symantec today confirmed that source code of two of its old enterprise products were obtained by hackers. The hack is assumed to be the work of an Indian group who calls themselves Lords of Dharmaraja.

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According to a recent report from Internet security company Kaspersky Labs, India has become the top source of spam emails for the third quarter of 2011.

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Microsoft has released an infrequent out of band update to fix four vulnerabilities in.Net Framework.

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