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US and Russia United against Cyber Threats

In a joint statement, US and Russian Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin made public their cooperation plans to secure the cyber environment, recognizing “the unprecedented progress in the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs).”

Anonymous Hacks and Leaks Filipino President's Private Phone Number

Anonymous hacked and published Filipino President's private mobile number, urging voters to confront their leader directly, according to the Associated Press. A member of the hacktivist group claims he managed to steal three telephone numbers belonging to the president Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III.

Multimedia Repository Poses Security Threat to Debian Aficionados

The domain name used by the unofficial Debian Multimedia repository has changed hands and now poses a security threat to Linux users who enabled it in the past.

Pakistan to Ban Google for Not Cleaning up YouTube

Pakistan’s new IT and telecommunication minister is concerned about the “blasphemous and objectionable material” on YouTube and threatens to ban Google in the country, unless the company sanitizes the video sharing platform, The Time of India reports.

Apple Delivers OS X Update, Fixes Critical Bug in Safari

Apple pushed on Tuesday an update that fixes more than 30 vulnerabilities in the operating system software, including a critical bug in Safari.

Microsoft and FBI Take Down Botnet

In a coordinated action, Microsoft and the FBI disrupted Citadel, a multi-million dollar operation responsible for stealing approximately half a billion dollars from bank accounts worldwide.

Oracle Reworks Security Model for Upcoming Java Releases

Oracle-sponsored Java has had a rough patch this year as zero-day exploits kept pouring in and cyber-crooks rushed to monetize their bugs. But things are apparently looking less gloomy for the upcoming releases of Java, which will bring major changes in the way applets are treated within the browser, among others.

iPhones Can Be Hacked in 60 Seconds with Malicious Charger

iPhones can be hacked in one minute with a malicious charger, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The security experts plan to present the proof-of-concept device at the Black Hat conference in July. The ‘Mactans’ charger may be used to install malware on a device running the latest version of Apple’s iOS.