Internet Security

Ultra fast random numbers by lasers to tackle cyber crime more effectively

Ultra fast random numbers by lasers to tackle cyber crime more effectivelyLondon, Nov 24: A new method that uses lasers to produce streams of truly random numbers faster than ever before may help improve security at a time when digital traffic and cyber crime are both growing.

Strings of random numbers are used to make secret keys and other parts of encryption protocols.

But, software that generates random numbers can generally only manage a close approximation to random.

Now, a battery-powered credit supercard that fights online fraud

Melbourne, Nov 12 : An Australian technology firm has come up with a unique battery power super card, which they believe can fight online fraud.

The company reckons that it can stop up to 1 billion dollars a year in credit card fraud with its new revolutionary invention.

The card, which includes an alpha-numeric display, built-in microprocessor, a keypad and three years of battery power, will display a one-time number with which to authenticate each online credit card transaction, whenever the user will enter the pin number.

The technology was developed over two and a half years by a small Deloitte-backed technology firm based in Adelaide and Melbourne called EMUE Technologies.

Computer criminals can hear what you type on a keyboard

Computer criminals can hear what you type on a keyboardLondon, October 22: Swiss researchers have shown that computer criminals can misuse the electromagnetic signals produced by when buttons on a keyboard to eavesdrop on what a user types.

Martin Vuagnoux and Sylvain Pasini, doctoral students from the Security and Cryptography Laboratory at the Swiss Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), have been successful in analysing the signals produced by keystrokes to reproduce what a target typed.

Study Reveals; India Top Spam Sender Of Asia

Study Reveals; India Top Spam Sender Of Asia A latest study claims that the top spam sender of Asia is India. Its also the seventh largest in the world, responsible for over four percent of the total global spam. 

Trend Micro, a firm that delivers Internet content security, concentrating on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers, said, “India is the leader among Asian countries in spam, accounting for more than four percent of the total global spam and is ahead of other Asian countries such as China (3.39 percent), Republic of Korea (2.57 percent) and Thailand (2.04 percent).”

British security agencies take war on terror into cyberspace

British security agencies take war on terror into cyberspaceLondon, Oct. 3: Britain's security agencies are fighting a covert war in cyberspace against extremist Islamist internet sites as part of a new anti-terrorist strategy, senior Whitehall officials have revealed.

As well running its own sites, the Government gives material support to groups that monitor and combat jihadist material on the web in an attempt to prevent indoctrination of young Muslims.

According to The Independent, the scheme is being introduced when the threat level is described as being "at the severe end of severe".

Hacker says it was easy to break into Sarah Palin's e-mail

Sarah PalinLondon, Sept. 20: The person claiming to be the hacker who accessed Sarah Palin’s private e-mail account has gone on record to say that it was easy and simple to achieve.

He or she has posted online what appears to be first-person account of the simple steps needed to impersonate the Republican vice-presidential candidate and obtain her password online.

The hacker apparently guessed that the Alaska governor had met her husband in high school, and knew Palin’s date of birth and home zip code.