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Senate bill would require minimum cybersecurity standards for internet

Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) has introduced a bill that would require the US government to work with the private sector to propose minimum standards for internet and cybersecurity safety.

New Zealand sees drop in information security incidents, costs

New Zealand has experienced a drop in information security incidents and costs per organization since 2007, according to a recent survey sponsored by InternetNZ.

Federal agencies, banks agree to cooperate on cybersecurity

Two federal agencies and the financial services industry are teaming to promote public-private cooperation on cybersecurity for the nation's banks.

Prepare for internet route hijackings in 2011, says security expert

Businesses should prepare for internet traffic hijacking and sophisticated attacks on computerised control systems in 2011, says a US-based security expert.

Apple fixes 15 bugs in QuickTime for Windows and Leopard

Apple has patched 15 vulnerabilities in its QuickTime media player for Windows and Leopard (OS X 10.5). The fixes deal with the way QuickTime handles videos and images.

Visa targeted by hackers over WikiLeaks controversy

Online retailing was disrupted yesterday when Visa and Mastercard were targeted by hackers following the firms' refusal to process WikiLeaks payments.

Visa targeted by hackers over WikiLeaks row

Online retailing was disrupted yesterday when Visa and Mastercard were targeted by hackers following the firms' refusal to process Wikileaks payments.

British Columbia falls short on monitoring information security

The British Columbia auditor general has determined that the provincial government has not fully implemented its Security HealthCheck (SHC) system set up in 2006 to monitor compliance with information security policies.

Poor security management placing virtual infrastructures at risk

Research just released claims to show that virtual infrastructures are being placed at risk by inadequate security management, with 39% of businesses believing that virtual environments are more difficult to secure than physical environments.

Mastercard leapfrogs Visa with smart card chip-link displaycard

The Mastercard side of the payment card industry has parried Visa's latest CodeSure platform – which adds a keypad and LCD screen to payment cards – by going one stage further, and linking the EMV chipset at the heart of modern chip-based cards to the platform.

Christmas: time to spread goodwill, cheer and internet viruses

The big freeze that is affecting the UK at the moment has been causing severe courier and postal backlogs in many areas, and it seems hackers are exploiting this issue, as ESET, the IT security vendor, is warning internet users to watch out for related threats in the runup to Christmas.

Hackivists down MasterCard website in WikiLeaks protest

The arrest of Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing portal, is causing mayhem in the electronic payments world as, hard on the heels of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the PayPal blog site earlier this week, a second group of hacktivists have staged a massive attack on the main MasterCard website.

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