Change in Focus
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PhotoDNA scans images for child abuse
Microsoft and Dartmouth College donate a software tool for detecting modified images to help ISPs find child pornography on their networks.
Twitter attacker had proper credentials
The social networking service's DNS provider says that all changes to its system were from an authenticated user.
Conficker data highlights infected networks
The ShadowServer Foundation creates a portal highlighting which networks show significant signs of compromises, including networks in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Ukraine.
Popular apps need better patching, says report
A report using data from two security vendors finds that ubiquitous applications, such as Apple's QuickTime and Adobe Flash, are not patched fast enough by their users.
Hacker charged with Heartland, other breaches
A federal grand jury indicts a Florida man already charged with stealing data from TJX with allegedly helping breach five more companies.
Web attacks hit U.S., South Korean sites
In its fourth day, a widespread distributed denial-of-service attack continued to inundate U.S. government and South Korean Web sites with network traffic.
FTC persuades court to shutter rogue ISP
A federal district court shuts down Triple Fiber Network, after the Federal Trade Commission documents the Internet service provider's cooperation with online criminals and child pornographers.
Obama launches cybersecurity initiative
The U.S. president announces that the nation's networks will be considered a "strategic national asset" and creates a top position in the White House to formulate a better cybersecurity policy.
Browsers bashed first in hacking contest
A security researcher keeps a vulnerability on ice for an entire year, before using it at the Pwn2Own contest to exploit Apple's browser. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 falls soon after.