Federal authorities have dismissed concerns raised by a security consultant who last week suggested that commercial airliners were vulnerable to remote hijacking by terrorists armed with little more than a smartphone and the right killer app.
But U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg doesn’t want to take any chances, and New Jersey's senior senator has written to the U.S. secretaries of transportation and homeland security asking them to investigate the threat and how to stop it.
For Chief Information Security Offiers, in addition to deciding what policies, processes, or technology an organisation should have in place, an even more significant challenge is successfully negotiating disputed risk issues.
International hacktivist group Anonymous is looking to go legit – at least with the way it looks to share news and information. The controversial hacking collective has launched a website for crowd-sourced news.
The group has announced Your Anon News (or YAN), named after the group’s Twitter handle. The news venture looks to move some of the group’s content away from its Twitter and Tumblr feeds, where Anonymous has traditionally made announcements and linked to articles.
It's happened to everyone -- you visit a Web site and instead of the browser taking you directly to it, you get a notice that says you're about to visit an untrusted site. The reason this happens is because the browser hasn't certified the site.
This type of action could mean a slow death for such a Web site, since messages like these tend to scare off users.
It appears that when Dish wants something it doesn't give up.
After making a surprise bid of $25.5 billion to acquire Sprint on Monday -- which would snatch the mobile provider from the hands of Japan's SoftBank -- Dish submitted a filing to the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday claiming a SoftBank acquisition of Sprint wouldn't be good for U.S. national security.