McAfee cyber threat predictions for 2012

Source: McAfee

Predicting future threats can be a hit-or-miss exercise for a security research organization. Certainly it is interesting to put on our wizard hats and prognosticate about what may happen in the coming months, but how much do threats really change each year?

Exploring the Chinese internet with WeiboScope

Source: Ethan Zuckerman

Scholars of social media spend a lot of time studying Twitter. Twitter’s not the largest social network in the world – Facebook has at least twice as many users – but it’s massive and influential, particularly in the world of journalism, where smart practitioners have learned to report on stories using accounts from Twitter.

Cyber Cold War rhetoric haunts the US and China

Source: Al Jazeera

In January 2010, a Google executive announced “a new approach to China” in a blog post, revealing that the firm had “detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack… originating from China” and that it would reconsider business operations there.