VB2012

How millions of DSL modems were hacked in Brazil, to pay for Rio prostitutes

Brazilian hackers remotely took over 4.5 million home routers, and compromised their DNS settings in their plot to make a fortune.

And what did they spend the money on? Well, in some cases, Rio prostitutes..


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“Google and Microsoft can’t outbid the US govt – they will never win a bidding war with the NSA”

Christopher Soghoian gave the keynote presentation at the VB2012 conference in Dallas, exploring the growing industry in selling details of exploitable vulnerabilities to the highest bidder.

Free speech or weapons in need of regulation?


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How Earth Day could save both the planet… and the internet

Earth Day really did make a difference – at least in the world of internet security.

That’s one of the conclusions revealed in a paper presented today at the Virus Bulletin (VB2012) conference in Dallas, Texas.


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