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McAfee buys intelligence security co Insightix

Insightix Ltd., a developer of real-time security intelligence and control solutions, has been acquired by McAfee Inc. The companies did not disclose the size of the deal, but it was reportedly for $4-5 million. The acquisition follows a long period of collaboration....

Hackers-for-Hire Are Easy to Find

Sitting in his Los Angeles home, Kuwaiti billionaire Bassam Alghanim received an alarming call from a business associate: Hundreds of his personal emails were posted online for anyone to see. Mr. Alghanim checked and found it to be true, according to a person familiar...

Fallout from the Christmas Hack of Stratfor

An interesting analysis of the Stratfor hack by Richard Stiennon A cursory glance reveals the corporate email addresses and simple passwords from : Cisco:  5  employees . including a high ranking executive who used a date for his password. Juniper: Only 1...

Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

Computer hackers plan to take the internet beyond the reach of censors by putting their own communication satellites into orbit. The scheme was outlined at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin. The project’s organisers said the Hackerspace Global Grid will...