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Submitted by: Hologram @ 06:44 PM | Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | (url: http://money.cnn....)
Hackers attacked the U.S. weather system in October, causing a disruption in satellite feeds and several pivotal websites. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, said that four of its websites were hacked in recent weeks. To block the attackers, government officials were forced to shut down some of its services. This explains why satellite data was mysteriously cut off in October, as well as why the National Ice Center website and others were down for more than a week. During that time, federal officials merely stated a need for "unscheduled maintenance." Still, NOAA spokesman Scott Smullen insisted that the aftermath of the attack "did not prevent us from delivering forecasts to the public." Little more is publicly known about the attack, which was first revealed by The Washington Post. It's unclear what damage, if any, was caused by the hack. But hackers managed to penetrate what's considered one of the most vital aspects of the U.S. government. The nation's military, businesses and local governments all rely on nonstop reports from the U.S. weather service.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 03:41 PM | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)
On the same day Microsoft shipped a bundle of patches for gaping holes in its PowerPoint software, Apple followed suit, dropping a monster Mac OS X update to correct 67 security vulnerabilities.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:03 PM | Thursday, April 16, 2009 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)
Malware hunters at Symantec have discovered a direct link between a malicious file embedded in pirated copies of Apples iWork 09 software and what appears to be the first Mac OS X botnet launching denial-of-service attacks.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:34 AM | Friday, March 20, 2009 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)
Charlie Miller has done it again. For the second consecutive year, the security researcher hacked into a fully patched MacBook computer by exploiting a security vulnerability in Apples Safari browser.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:19 AM | Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | (url: http://news.bbc.c...)
Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:53 AM | Wednesday, December 19, 2007 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)
So this shows that Apple had more than 5 times the number of flaws per month than Windows XP and Vista in 2007, and most of these flaws are serious. Clearly this goes against conventional wisdom because the numbers show just the opposite and it isnt even close.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 11:53 AM | Tuesday, December 18, 2007 | (url: http://news.yahoo...)
Monday's patches included a whopping 31 updates for the Apple operating system. The Mac OS X patches fix components ranging from the Address Book and iChat software to under-the-covers operating system components such as ColorSync, the IO Storage Family, and the Perl, Python and Ruby programming languages.
Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:25 AM | Friday, November 9, 2007 | (url: http://news.yahoo...)
Malicious code that installs files such as Trojans, password stealers, keyboard loggers and other malware on users' systems registered a fivefold increase in the first half of 2007, according to research released by Microsoft at the RSA Security conference in London.