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5 days ago ECB says website hacked, no sensitive data affected

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The European Central Bank said on Thursday its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen but insisted no market-sensitive data were affected. The theft came to light after the central bank received an anonymous email on Monday night demanding money in exchange for the addresses. The hackers broke into a database storing details of people who had registered for ECB conferences, visits and other events, the bank said. "No internal systems or market sensitive data were compromised," the ECB said in a statement.

5 days ago Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation: Making It Work--A SANS Survey

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BETHESDA, Md., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is improving the security levels at federal agencies that are taking advantage of the program, according to a new SANS survey on CDM adoption. In it, 44% of those who reported implementing CDM are experiencing increased security as a result.  Unfortunately, the same survey indicates ...

6 days ago Security Vulnerability in the Tails OS

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33 minutes ago Mobile Clienteling for CRM

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Retail CRM Gains Mobility

Brick and mortar retail sales began with stores small enough that an owner could know every buyer by name, and customers could walk in the door, confident that the clerk behind the counter would know them personally and already be aware of their needs and preferences.


Today, this consumer journey is replicated online, where

23 hours ago Israel's Iron Dome missile tech plundered by Chinese hackers

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US corporate raiders Comment Crew fingered for attacks

A Chinese hacking team previously fingered as the bunch behind raids against US defence contractors has been accused of a new data heist: Cyber Engineering Services says the group has plundered Israel's Iron Dome missile protection system.

22 hours ago Huawei says H1 smartphone shipments up 62 percent year-on-year

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China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's third-biggest smartphone manufacturer, shipped 34.27 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2014, a 62 percent rise from a year before, the company said on Tuesday. Shenzhen-based Huawei, which competes with Chinese telecom equipment makers Lenovo Group Ltd and ZTE Corp, shipped about 20.56 million smartphones globally in the second quarter, up 85 percent from the same period last year, the company said in a statement. Huawei, which aims to ship 80 million smartphones globally in 2014, has shipped more than 20 million smart devices including smartphones and tablets to China in the first half of this year, the company told Reuters.

13 hours ago Conference on Deception

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There was a conference on deception earlier this month. Sophie Van Der Zee has a summary of the sessions.

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33 minutes ago Self-Service CRM

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Self-Help on the Rise

In the world of publishing, self-help is a $1 billion industry. In the world of consumer retail, self-help and self-service have become a key component of successful customer support. Self-service achieves two goals - customer satisfaction and reduced costs. As customers solve problems themselves, the Internet and interactive voice response (IVR) systems

33 minutes ago Shorten The Sales Cycle With CRM

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It has never been more important to shorten the sales cycle. According to Sirius Decisions, the average business sales cycle has increased 22 percent in the last five years.


Because of economic conditions, Sirius says, more decision makers are getting involved in the sales process. A study by Harvard found that the average sales cycle for business to business transactions

2 hours ago Israel's 'Iron Dome' makers were hit by hackers, expert says

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By By Eric Auchard VIENNA (Reuters) - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday. Comment Crew, as the hacking group is known, stole designs for Israeli rocket systems in a spree of attacks during 2011 and 2012, Joseph Drissel, chief executive of Cyber Engineering Services (CyberESI), said in a phone interview. The targets of the online attacks were top military contractors Elisra Group, Israel Aerospace Industries[ISRAI.UL], and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The companies built the system that now partially insulates Israel from rocket barrages fired from the Gaza Strip.

2 hours ago Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

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Good news if you're an American, less so for everyone else

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has introduced the USA FREEDOM Act to the Senate and claims, that, if passed, the legislation will severely curtail the amount of mass surveillance that can be carried out by the NSA and others - provided you're a citizen of the land of the free.

3 hours ago Android busted for carrying Fake ID: OS doesn't check who really made that 'Adobe' plugin

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Versions 2.1 to 4.4 affected - is your gadget patched?

Google Android allows malware to masquerade as legit, trusted apps thanks to weaknesses in the way the operating system checks digital certificates of authenticity.

3 hours ago Analysts: Samsung phone shipments falter in 2Q

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NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.

6 hours ago Attackers Exploiting Flaws in Elasticsearch to Use Amazon's Cloud Service for DDoS Attacks (July 28, 2014)

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Attackers have discovered a way to use Amazon cloud services to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on other websites by exploiting flaws in Elasticsearch, an open-source analytics application.......

6 hours ago Siemens Releases Updates to Fix Flaws in Two SIMATIC Builds (July 25, 2014)

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Siemens has released security updates for two SIMATIC builds to address five vulnerabilities, four of which can be exploited remotely.......

7 hours ago The Costs of NSA Surveillance

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New America Foundation has a new paper on the costs of NSA surveillance: economic costs to US business, costs to US foreign policy, and costs to security.

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