2011

Anonymous will not attack Facebook January 28, 2012

Anonymous call video of their intention to attack Facebook «lie press.” According to Digital Journal, members of hacker group Anonymous denied information about their intention to carry out an attack on the social network Facebook. In the account of Twitter user @ anonops said: “We are again compelled to declare that we will not attack Facebook. Media lie again. “We(…)

The number of security holes in software this year has decreased

The number of publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in 2011 decreased, as well as the proportion of bugs that were exploited. Affects the development of a safe? Attacking this year reached a great success, but a common attack vector – the exploitation of vulnerabilities in software – it seems on the decline. According to preliminary data companies that(…)

According to buyer fixes, IBM, HP and Microsoft top the list of laggards

IBM, HP and Microsoft topped the list of companies that are not released within 6 months after notification of patches from the world’s largest program to hunt for bugs. During 2011 TippingPoint, unit HP, for a total of 29 issued a report on “zero-day” vulnerabilities that are 6 months or more are not obscured by(…)

Gartner: major trends of information security and secure shopping for 2012

Data Security Standard Payment Card Industry (PCI) – burning issue, but a recent study by Gartner found that 18% of respondents admitted that they are not PCI-compliant, although the study was implied that they had to comply with these standards. Gartner conducted several studies in the period from June to September this year at the(…)

10 most important Open Source projects in 2011

That came to an end for another year. It’s time to step back and evaluate everything that has happened during this period. It turns out that in 2011 became a model in terms of support for open source projects. So select 10 projects have been quite difficult. But what is meant by the word “important”? Obviously, this is not(…)

Top failures in software for 2011 according to SQS Software

SQS Software Quality Systems has compiled a list of the worst failures in software for 2011, which damaged the reputation, bad toll on the finances and caused stress for the users. Phil code, managing director of SQS, said it this way: “Our list shows that software failures are costly to companies and consumers. What’s worse,(…)

The most famous (caught) Hackers of 2011

Thanks to groups such as Anonymous, LulzSec, Goatse Security and Antisec investigators had something to do throughout the year. Although there are many subtle hackers who are always able to evade law enforcement authorities, however, failed this year to achieve impressive gains in arrests and charges. Here is a list of the most sensational cases of(…)

The number of malware samples exceed 75 million by 2012

According to McAfee, the number of new malware samples exceed 75 million by the end of the year. In the quarterly report on the threats, the company reported that the number of new models over the preliminary assessment and makes the company to change its forecast, increasing performance. Toralv Dyrr, a strategist in the security(…)

Trends in global phishing and domain names

A new study by Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has shown that the level of phishing sites on Chinese e-commerce and banking sites has risen by 44% in the first half of 2011. Approximately 70% of all domain names in the world registered for malicious purposes, owned by Chinese criminals to use against the Chinese brands and(…)

Top DDoS attacks in 2011

According Corero Network Security, recently increased the number of new, intelligent DDoS attacks, acting on the application level. They are extremely difficult to recognize “the cloud” and they often go unnoticed until when you do not become too late. There has also been a surge of attacks against corporations by hacktivists who conduct attacks for political(…)