Posts tagged “Cybersecurity”

DoD offering admin privileges on .mil Web sites (Register)

Care to register a .mil Web site of your own for free? The DoD has gone out of its way to make it a snap. An unbelievably badly-protected admin interface welcomes you to register whatever domain you please ( anyone?), or edit anything they’ve already got. The interface is so ludicrously unprotected that it’s been… Read more »

Attack Snarls Web Traffic, E – Mail, ATMs (NY TIMES)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fast-spreading, virus-like infection dramatically slowed Internet traffic, overwhelming the world’s digital pipelines and interfering with Web browsing and e-mail delivery. Sites monitoring the health of the Internet on Saturday reported detecting at least 39,000 infected computers, which transmitted floods of spurious signals disrupting hundreds of thousands of other systems worldwide. Monitors… Read more »

Bin Laden Used Ruse to Flee (Washington Post)

RABAT, Morocco, Jan. 20 — With U.S. forces closing in on him during the battle of Tora Bora in late 2001, Osama bin Laden employed a simple feint against sophisticated U.S. spy technology to vanish into the mountains that led to Pakistan and sanctuary, according to senior Moroccan officials. From the Washington Post

India plans cyber defence centre (BBC)

India is working to set up an internet security centre in the capital, Delhi, to try to prevent cyber attacks on key defence, business and government establishments. Officials said the centre could cost up to $20m and could be operational by the end of the year. From the BBC

Warning on Iraqi Hackers and U.S. Safety (NY TIMES)

Intelligence officials are concerned that a recent rise in electronic attacks against government and military computer networks in the United States may be the work of pro-Iraqi hackers and could signal a “potential crisis” in national security, according to a classified F.B.I. assessment. From the NY Times

DOD confirms Iraq e-mail campaign (Federal Computer Week)

In an effort to persuade Iraqi military leaders not to use weapons of mass destruction against the United States and other allied forces, the Defense Department last week began sending thousands of e-mail messages to them, promising protection for those who comply. From Federal Computer Week