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03
Feb

$10M offered for ideas on creating trusted online identities

Feb 02, 2012 The National Institute of Standards and Technology is making up to $10 million available for research projects addressing the challenges of implementing a trusted online identity ecosystem. The Obama administration released its National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace last year, a conceptual framework for a system of voluntary, interoperable credentials that could be widely ...

03
Feb

NIST releases NSTIC pilots solicitation

By dperera Created Feb 1 2012 - 11:45pm Federal efforts to build an online identity ecosystem moved forward Feb. 1 with a National Institute of Standards and Technology call for proposals for five to eight pilot projects lasting up to 2 years. NIST manages a program known as the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which seeks to create a new web-based ...

03
Feb

NSTIC puts $10 million toward identity pilot programs

By John Fontana | February 2, 2012, 1:31pm PST Summary: The effort to create a national identity infrastructure is starting to take shape as $10 million is ear-marked to fund pilot programs that may well form the foundation of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The government’s digital identity strategy took its biggest leap forward opening up ...

03
Feb

NIST seeks proposals for NSTIC pilots

Thursday, February 2, 2012 The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced a competition to award a approximately $10 million for pilot projects to accelerate progress toward improved systems for interoperable, trusted online credentials that go beyond simple user IDs and passwords. The NIST-hosted national program office will manage the competition for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. According to ...

03
Feb

VeriSign admits multiple hacks in 2010, keeps details under wraps

Claims its DNS network wasn't breached, but mum on whether SSL certificates were compromised Gregg Keizer February 2, 2012 (Computerworld) VeriSign, the company responsible for guiding most of the world's Internet users to the correct websites and once the largest encryption certificate issuing authority, has acknowledged that it was successfully hacked several times in 2010. The admission was disclosed last fall in ...

02
Feb

IRS helps bust 105 people in massive identity theft crackdown

IRS and DOJ team on nationwide strike against identity theft, fraud, phishing By Michael Cooney, Network World January 31, 2012 03:51 PM ET The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice teamed up for a coast-to-coast crackdown on identity thieves this week. The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice teamed up for a coast-to-coast crackdown on identity thieves this week. The coast-to-coast ...

02
Feb

Hackers infect WordPress 3.2.1 blogs to distribute TDSS rootkit

Compromised WordPress 3.2.1 blogs infect visitors with TDSS rootkit through Java exploits By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service January 31, 2012 09:50 AM ET Hackers are compromising WordPress 3.2.1 blogs in order to infect their visitors with the notorious TDSS rootkit, according to researchers from Web security firm Websense. It's not clear how the websites are being compromised, but there are publicly known exploits ...

02
Feb

Marquisa Kirkland 2nd February 2012 Security researchers over at Trusteer have discovered a new variant of the Ice IX Trojan that not only steals online banking information, but telephone information that allows the crooks to divert post-transaction verification calls from the bank to phone numbers that they control. Ice IX is a modified version of the widespread – ...

25
Jan

Ohanae Connect Platform Realizing the Vision of NSTIC

Making Online Transactions Safer, Faster, and More Private San Francisco, CA., (Feb 28th, 2012) ─ Ohanae supports the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) vision where individuals and organizations utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation. The realization of ...

24
Jan

Researcher traces ‘Gameover’ malware to maker of Zeus

Cybercrime gang pays dev to build 'private' version of notorious money-stealing malware Gregg Keizer January 23, 2012 (Computerworld) The "Gameover" malware that the FBI warned users about earlier this month is a preview of the next version of the even-more-notorious Zeus money-stealing Trojan, a security researcher said today. "Gameover represents the latest and greatest source code package from the Zeus author," said Don Jackson, ...