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NCS 7/15/11

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National Cyber Security

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Russia and the U.S. are working to reduce chances for a cyber security incident that could damage the countries' relationship, according to the top cyber security adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama.  Howard Schmidt, the White House cyber security adviser, wrote about a recent meeting with Russian officials where the two countries agreed to exchange technical information on problems such as botnets and have "crisis prevention" communications links by the end of the year.

Thousands of Sydney, Australia households are placing their personal information at risk and inadvertently protecting fraudsters by not securing their home Wi-Fi networks, a newspaper investigation has shown.  NSW Police have prosecuted individuals for crimes involving fraud and child exploitation material who were using unsecured wireless internet networks to commit offences, said Bruce Van Der Graaf from the NSW Police fraud squad.

When being questioned by officers Wednesday, a Lousiana  man told investigators from the Lafayette Police Department that he downloaded more than 100 videos containing inappropriate pictures with a child in the last year.  According to a Affidavit for Warrant of Arrest signed by the LPD, 26 year-old William Patrick D’Arcy confessed to downloading the videos using the search term "13 year old" to find the explicit material.

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