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Nevermind, I Was Wrong, Google Is Evil

February 15, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at

I [,RSnake have] been waiting a while to do this post - several weeks actually since my original post. In that post, I applauded Google’s apparent interest in reigning censorship as “the first really truly non-evil thing I have seen Google do in years”. Since then, I thought it appropriate to give them some time to sift through the nuances of their blog post - you know, to give t...

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China Shut Down Biggest Hacker Training Site

February 09, 2010 from: Saumil's Infosec Blog

What is believed to be the country's biggest hacker training site has been shut down by police in Central China's Hubei province. Three people were also arrested, local media reported yesterday. The three, who ran Black Hawk Safety Net, are suspected of offering others online attacking programs and software, a crime recently added to the Criminal Law. A total of 1.7 million yuan ($249,000) in asse...

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Defending Against Advanced Persistent Threats

February 08, 2010 from: AEON Security Blog

Google and other major companies and the report is both interesting and questionable. I have no reservations about the levels of expertise coming out of Mandiant or their findings; I do however, have reservations about the explanations and interpretation of what was summarized in the Wired article.

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The 800-lb Dragon’s APTitude

February 06, 2010 Added by:Bill Wildprett, CISSP, CISA

I’ve been following the news about the Google hacks and ‘Operation Aurora‘ as McAfee called it, for a while.  There’s a plethora of online articles about this and why China would do this, which the PRC government denies pro forma.  It’s about nationalistic young Chinese and about PRC government, economic and military strategic interests.

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Report Details Hacks Targeting Google, Others

February 03, 2010 from:

It’s been three weeks since Google announced that it and numerous other U.S. companies were targeted in a recent sophisticated and coordinated hack attack dubbed Operation Aurora. Until now we've only known that attackers got in through a vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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In Rebuke of China

February 02, 2010 Added by:Tom Schram

In the current issue of Foreign Affairs, former NATO Commander General Wesley K. Clark and current Department of Veteran Affairs CTO Peter Levin write:  “There is no form of military combat more irregular than an electronic attack: It is extremely cheap, is very fast, can be carrier out anonymously, and can disrupt or deny critical servi...

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China Accuses U.S. of Cyberwarfare

January 25, 2010 from:

In the wake of a recent speech by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning countries that censor the internet and engage in hacking, China has lobbed a return volley and accused the United States of hypocrisy and initiating cyberwarfare against Iran.

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Forget Blaming Microsoft or Google – Blame Yourself

January 22, 2010 from: AEON Security Blog

People from all walks of life including influential decision makers are quickly firing off ye ole “Blame Microsoft” rants this week after another debacle involving Google and China. The debacle involved so-called State Sponsored (from China) “hacktivities” to compromise Gmail accounts. The attacks were – as we’re told – targeted towards Internet Explorer v...

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Microsoft Learned of IE Zero-Day Flaw Last September

January 21, 2010 from:

A critical security vulnerability that hackers used to breach Google, Adobe and other large U.S. companies was disclosed to Microsoft last September, not last week as previously believed. The software giant had intended to release a patch for the flaw in February, five months after learning about it, but had to speed up that plan and release it this week in the wake of news that Google and others ...

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Is the Recent Chinese Google Hack the most Serious Privacy Breach of the Year?

January 21, 2010 Added by:Brent Carey

Last week Google announced that it was the victim of a hack in China. Word of the attack spread quickly and the German, French and Australian governments issued warnings about using internet Explorer. I'm amazed that this incident has not received more commentary from the privacy and security communities. Is this not   the most serious data privacy breach in a search engine’s histo...

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Security researcher IDs China link in Google hack

January 20, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The malicious software used to steal information from companies such as Google contains code that links it to China, a security researcher said Tuesday. After examining the back-door Hydraq Trojan used in the hack, SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart found that it used an unusual algorithm to check for data corruption when it transmits information. The source code for this algorithm, “only se...

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China Stands Firm in Response to Google Threat

January 14, 2010 from:

China has hit back at Google in its response to the search giant’s announcement this week that it may pull out of China if it can’t reach an agreement about censoring content. Two government officials said on Thursday that internet companies must obey the laws of China and help the government steer the country by guiding public opinion. “China’s Internet is open,” said Foreign Ministry s...

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Are the days numbered for Chinese handsets in India?

October 09, 2009 Added by:Sudha Nagaraj

In a country with over 400 million mobile phones in use where ten million new phones are being sold every month, a security scare over cheap and illegal handsets imported from China, threatens to silence over 25 million handsets by end November.

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