The cyber-cold war between China and U.S.

Cyber cold-war

A lengthy confidential list of computer addresses linked to a hacking group that has stolen terabytes of data for corporations in America was circulated to the country’s internet providers last week by the Obama administration.  But, it left out an important fact that almost every one of the digital addresses could be traced to he neighborhood in Shanghai that is headquarters to the Chinese military’s cybercommand.

 

 

 

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China: Cyber-Spying Network Targeting India

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China cyber-spying system focuses on India

Reports of a China-based cyber spy network targetting the Indian military and the consequent alert sounded by Army authorities may be only the tip of the iceberg — investigations have revealed a fully dedicated India-specific espionage system aimed at business, diplomatic, strategic and academic interests.

 

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Cyber Criminals Hack into More Than 75,000 Computer Systems in One of Largest Attacks

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Cyber criminals hack into more that 75,000 computer systems

More than 75,000 computer systems at nearly 2,500 companies in the United States and around the world have been hacked in what appears to be one of the largest and most sophisticated attacks by cyber criminals discovered to date, according to a northern Virginia security firm.

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ATM Skimmers: Part 2

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 In PART 1 of this series, we saw the first round of what seems to be turning into a dastardly trend. Now, Brian Krebs continues to scare the pants off of us with his ongoing series on sophisticated ATM skimmers (devices that capture your card number, working with a hidden camera to catch your PIN). His slideshow of next-gen skimmers has us convinced that there’s no way we would notice a skimmer on an ATM that I was using: “According to Doten, the U.S. Secret Service estimates that annual losses from ATM fraud totaled about $1 billion in 2008, or about $350,000 each day. Card skimming, where the fraudster affixes a bogus card reader on top of the real reader, accounts for more than 80 percent of ATM fraud, Doten said.”

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Japan’s Robotic Fish

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Robotic sea bream from the University of Kitakyushu 

Engineers at the University of Kitakyushu have developed an underwater survey robot that looks good enough to eat. “Tai-robot-kun,” a 7-kilogram (15.4 lb) robotic sea bream (red snapper) with a silicone body covered in realistically hand-painted scales, features a unique propulsion system that allows it to move its tail and drift silently through the water like a real fish. Second video after the jump.

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Women Shifting to Cyber Sex

Women Shifting to Cyber Sex

Future sex may be all about getting wired up right

Sex is not just confined to the bedroom anymore, as many women have found a sex haven in the virtual world.

One in five Aussie women have admitted to having a sexual encounter in an internet chatroom, reveals a new survey. Conducted by author Joan Sauers for her new book Sex Lives of Australian Women , the survey questioned nearly 2000 women from around the country.

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The Sex Life of Slugs Hots Up the Internet

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Rare footage of two slugs mating from a nature documentary

No, we’re not talking about software bugs (though those viruses can indeed still rear their heads), but good old insects. There are, naturally, numerous scientifically minded sites like bugbios.com throughout the Web, but insects are also finding staring roles in the online entertainment world.

As is true with so much on the Internet, sex is what’s generating interest.

More than three million people have watched a YouTube video documenting the mating rituals of leopard slugs whereby two entwined slugs suspend themselves from a branch and fertilise each other in mid-air.
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Looking for Bargains? Check the Web First

 Looking for Bargains? Check the Web First

 31% of shoppers end up buying online

More Americans are researching furniture and appliances online than two years ago. A March 2008 PriceGrabber.com survey found that 81% of respondents turn to the Web for information on these items, while 53% claimed that the Internet was their first choice for home product research.

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Newspapers Need to be Free: Survey

 Newspapers Need to be Free: Survey

 More changes ahead for the traditional newspaper industry

Newspapers seeking to compete with the Internet are likely to become free and place greater emphasis on comment and opinion in the future, a survey of the world’s editors showed on Tuesday.

The report, conducted by Zogby International for the World Editors Forum and Reuters, revealed that newspaper editors were still optimistic about the future of their publications but believed they would have to adapt further for the digital age.

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