Australian Intelligence HQ Blueprints Hacked

SandmanWAIX writes “In an embarrassing revelation today it appears as though the blueprints to the new Australian federal intelligence agency ASIO headquarters have been stolen, reportedly by a cyber attack originating from China. Several other governmental departments have been reported as being breached also. The blueprints which have been compromised include the security system, comms … Continue reading

German Brewers Warn Fracking Could Hurt Beer

Taco Cowboy writes “Those of you who like free beer, watch out! The practice of fracking for shale gas may ruin the beer you drink. Under the ‘Reinheitsgebot,’ or German purity law, brewers have to produce beer using only malt, hops, yeast and water. ‘The water has to be pure and more than half Germany’s … Continue reading

US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits

An anonymous reader writes “The hilariously named ‘Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property’ has finally released its report, an 84-page tome that’s pretty bonkers. But there’s a bit that stands out as particularly crazy: a proposal to legalize the use of malware in order to punish people believed to be copying illegally. The … Continue reading

LibertyReserve.com Shuttered, Founder Arrested In Spain

hypnosec writes “Libertyreserve.com has been shut with the founder arrested by police in Spain this week over his alleged involvement in money laundering. Libertyreserve.com has been down for over three days now and the arrest seems to be the reason behind the outage. Arthur Budovsky Belanchuk, a 39-year-old male, has been arrested by Spanish authorities … Continue reading

Ask slashdot: Which 100+ User Virtualization Solution Should I Use?

Gonzalez_S writes “Let’s say you need to give access to 100+ users to create their own virtual machines and devices (eg. switches, .., ms windows or linux family) in a manageable and secure way. Which virtualization solution would you choose? There are vmware, xen, kvm, .. based solutions, but which one would you prefer and … Continue reading

Why DOJ Didn’t Need a “Super Search Warrant” To Snoop On Fox News’ E-mail

awaissoft writes “If attorney general Eric Holder wanted to perform even a momentary Internet wiretap on Fox News’ e-mail accounts, he would have had to persuade a judge to approve what lawyers call a ‘super search warrant.’ A super search warrant’s requirements are exacting: Intercepted communications must be secured and placed under seal. Real-time interception … Continue reading

Network Engineering Q&A Site Launched

Hamburg writes “Stack Exchange launched a new site for network engineers. It’s in question and answer style, content is tagged for filtering and subscribing to topics. A voting system supports quality of posts, leading to so called reputation scores which determine moderation capabilities of the users. It’s now 18 days in beta, at this early … Continue reading

US DOJ Lays Out Cybersecurity Basics Every Company Should Practice

coondoggie writes “The mantra is old, grant you, but worth repeating since its obvious from the amount of cybersecurity breaches that not everyone is listening. Speaking at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute this week, Deputy Attorney General of the United States James Cole said there are a ton of things companies can do to help … Continue reading

Java Developer Says He Built, Launched Basic Open Source Office Suite In 30 Days

alphadogg writes “A freelance Java developer claims it took him only 30 days to build and launch a basic open source office suite that runs on multiple OSes. Called Joeffice, it works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as well as in browsers, according to the developer, Anthony Goubard. It includes a very basic … Continue reading

World’s Biggest ‘Agile’ Software Project Close To Failure

00_NOP writes “‘Universal Credit’ — the plan to consolidate all Britain’s welfare payments into one — is the world’s biggest ‘agile’ software development project. It is now close to collapse, the British government admitted yesterday. The failure, if and when it comes, could cost billions and have dire social consequences. ‘Some steps have been taken … Continue reading