New Jersey has slapped a million-dollar fine on an on-line gaming company that sneakily used its own anti-cheating software to mine Bitcoins on its customers' computers.
The company is paying under protest, claiming a "deep misunderstanding of the nature of our business."
A US senator has asked leading car manufacturers to explain how they secure their vehicles against cyber attacks. Democrat Edward Markey asked 20 leading car makers to respond to a set of questions about vehicle security including how they test modern electrical systems and onboard wireless networks.
An international strike force has seized 706 counterfeit-peddling sites in the fourth annual Cyber Monday crackdown, dubbed Project Cyber Monday IV. Meanwhile, authorities are seizing goods such as cheesy sneakers and are targeting $175,000 held in PayPal accounts by the sites.
SophosLabs Principal Researcher Gabor Szappanos takes on a recent PlugX malware sample.
He finds a curious mixture of similarities and differences with earlier versions - and a brand new target group: users of the Japanese-language word processor Ichitaro...
According to a News Limited report, customers visiting clothing retailer Witchery's mobile website were able to get at the PII of other users via a feature called "track my order."
Customers could also view every order currently being processed, not just their own...
If you follow technology gossip, you probably saw the fuss kicked up last week by a Seattle resident called Nick Starr, who went into a local 24-hour diner wearing Google Glasses.
Briefly put, the restaurant said, "No!"
At this time of year, as we search for Cyber Monday bargains and prepare for Christmas, it is rather tempting to enjoy the comfort of shopping from our own homes and not have to battle the seasonal queues. But shopping on the web is not always a perfect experience as many consumers discover to their cost.
Turn bad news into good with "what you can do better" advice from Chet and Duck.
Learn from: an XP zero-day, a spate of Bitcoin "bank robberies," the outcome of a European user security survey, and yet another cryptographic blunder, this time from Drupal.
Dutch banks have agreed on a common framework of rules for their online banking customers, which they will require people to follow if they are to qualify for refunds of money stolen through phishing, carding or other forms of online fraud.
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When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?
Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!
The Debian Linux security team recently pushed out a wry security advisory for popular web CMS Drupal.
In amongst the laundry list of fixes was a common modern malady - non-cryptographic random numbers used cryptographically...
When it comes to electronic devices, bad things do happen. Components fail, power outages do occur, files can be accidentally deleted... oh and millions of dollars worth of Bitcoins can be chucked in the bin.
Microsoft has gone public to warn about a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows XP kernel.
Full details are still to be released, as it isn't patched yet, but here's what we know so far...
Google's recent decision to revamp YouTube's comment system by integrating Google+ in order to reduce spam has proven to be extremely unpopular with users. Ironically, however, it has proven to be quite a hit with the spammers themselves.