Monthly Archives: March 2011
After yesterday's concern about laptops being shipped with keylogging software installed, it has now been confirmed that the issue was all due to a false positive.
This story was based on some inaccurate reporting, and has been updated to reflect the updated information. See No Samsung is not shipping laptops with keyloggers for updated information.
Private pics of pop chanteuse Christina Aguilera have cropped up in the public domain after she allegedly left her camera's memory card in a hotel in France, reported the Daily Mail. The photos emerged when they were offered for sale Read more…
US National Public Radio reports today that BP's Gulf oil spill woes - which already include paying out compensation amounting to a whopping $4B - have been worsened by a data spill.
Just one lost laptop caused all the trouble.
The European Parliament's computer network is under attack, and reports suggest it is similar to the cyber attack the EU Commission faced last week. An EU parliamentary spokesperson confirmed that the attack was still underway as of this morning.
Imagine handing over your debit card to pay for some purchases, only to find that your card has been declined. Embarassed, you dash over to your local branch, and it is swarming with people who have had the same thing happen to them. Nightmare. And this is exactly what happened to Christy Clark, Bank of America customer in Detroit.
Tax refund scams have become commonplace. But this scam does it all differently. It asks for copies of your ID - a crazy-sounding request, yet one which we are increasingly accustomed to comply with.
We should learn to say no. Find out why.
Internet hacktivist Anonymous organised a DDoS against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) website, following a request for $75 Trillion (USD) in damages from peer-to-peer site LimeWire. The DDoS was scheduled for Friday 25 March, at 7pm EST.
Iranian hacker admits to the recent security breach at Comodo SSL. Aside from his delusional ramblings, it appears he may in fact be the hacker who compromised their systems and reveals how easy the task really was.
Proving that no website is ever truly secure, it is being reported that MySQL.com has succumbed to a SQL injection attack.
Apple users have largely been left unprotected against the recent issuance of fraudulent SSL certificates by Comodo. Learn how to configure your Mac to defend against bogus SSL certificates.
Malicious advertisements hit both Spotify and Facebook in the last 48 hours. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as safe surfing, as most sites are comprised of external content. On occasion even real sites can be dodgy...
According to Mobile Crunch, Chinese mobile security firm NetQin are accused of secretly installing malware. But it turns out that the story might be a little bit more complicated than that.