Hackers may cash in when XP is retired

August 26, 2013 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Hackers could find themselves in the catbird seat on April 8, 2014 — the day Microsoft plans to stop patching Windows XP. As security expert Jason Fossen sees it, those who have zero-day exploits for XP will bank them until that day and then sell them to crooks or loose them themselves on unprotected PCs. […]

Snowden suspected of bypassing electronic logs

August 26, 2013 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

The U.S. government’s efforts to determine which highly classified materials leaker Edward Snowden took from the National Security Agency have been frustrated by Snowden’s sophisticated efforts to cover his digital trail by deleting or bypassing electronic logs, government officials told The Associated Press. Such logs would have showed what information Snowden viewed or downloaded. […]

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