Monthly Archives: April 2011

Anger after scam-exposing community shut down by Facebook

Anger after scam-exposing community shut down by Facebook

In a bizarre and hard-to-understand move, a Facebook page which has helped countless users stay safe online has been shut down... by Facebook.

Facebook's two-factor authentication announcement raises questions

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Amid rising concern about its attitude to privacy and safety, Facebook has announced that it is introducing a two-factor authentication system in an attempt to prevent unauthorised account logins.

Unfollowed Me rogue application spreads virally on Twitter

Unfollowed Me rogue application spreads virally on Twitter

Thousands of Twitter users have fallen into the trap of allowing rogue third-party applications access their Twitter accounts, believing that it would tell them how many people have unfollowed them.

DSC0173519.zip - spammed out malware attack poses as photo attachment

DSC0173519.zip - spammed out malware attack poses as photo attachment

A stranger emails you out of the blue, offering you a digital photo of themselves.

What do you do?

Spam from your Facebook account? Malware attack poses as official warning

Spam from your Facebook account? Malware attack poses as official warning

Computer users are discovering malicious code has been sent to their email inboxes, pretending to be a notification from Facebook that their account has been used to send out spam.

An open letter to Facebook about safety and privacy

Open letter to Facebook

Dear Facebook,

As you know, for some years we have been discussing with your security team our concerns about safety and privacy on Facebook.

How NOT to redact a PDF - Nuclear submarine secrets spilled

How NOT to redact a PDF - Nuclear submarine secrets spilled

A silly error leaves egg on the face of the British military - but have you learnt the lessons of how to properly redact a PDF?

Who ordered spam? New trick in PDF malware uncovered

Who ordered spam? New trick in PDF malware uncovered

SophosLabs researcher Paul Baccas takes a close look at a PDF malware campaign.

Skype for Android leaks sensitive data

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The Skype application for Android devices has been shown to insecurely store sensitive information. This information even includes private chat logs, phone numbers and addresses of your contacts.

DDoS hacker who left his wife for a fictitious online lover jailed for two years

Hacker who left his wife for a fictitious online lover jailed for two years

An extraordinary story of how an internet feud ignited into an attack which involved sadistic revenge, 100,000 compromised computers around the world, divorce and, ultimately, jail.

Apple security fixes for SSL, Safari and iOS

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Apple has released security updates for iOS, Safari and OS X covering several vulnerabilities, mostly web related. The most high profile update is the revocation of the fraudulently signed certificates issued by Comodo.

Lin Mun Poo owns up to hacking of Federal Reserve computers

Poo owns up to hacking of Federal Reserve computers

Do you think hacking financial institutions and selling stolen information onto others is a viable career? You could be flushing your life down the toilet...

SSCC 56 - Albert Gonzalez, Patch Tuesday, Texas data loss and Adobe zero day

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Chester Wisniewski and Michael Argast talk about this week's Patch Tuesday, the Albert Gonzalez appeal and the state of Texas data breach.

WordPress.com suffers hacker attack - how to change your password

WordPress.com suffers hacker attack - how to change your password

Millions of blog owners around the world are being advised to consider their password security, after WordPress.com was hacked.

Facebook password changed? Malware attack poses as message from Facebook support

Facebook password changed? Malware attack poses as message from Facebook support

Has Facebook changed your passwords, or are hackers simply attempting to infect your computer with malware?

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

Heads up FB friends! New chain letter spreads on Facebook

A new chain letter is spreading across Facebook, posted by users in an apparent attempt to warn others about rogue applications.

My naked pic is attached - malware spammed out

My naked picture is attached - malware spammed out

Are you in the habit of being emailed naked pictures from complete strangers?

Is there any other legitimate explanation why your computer has been infected by the latest malware attack that has been spammed out around the world?

April 2011 MS Patch Tuesday - 17 patches, 64 vulnerabilities

Patch Tuesday for January - what you need to know

Microsoft released patches today for Windows XP through Windows 7, Office, .Net, Internet Explorer and more. Learn about the key highlights and our advice on what to do.

Commodore 64 viruses - time for a comeback?

Commodore 64 viruses - time for a comeback?

The classic Commodore 64 is making a comeback!

But what about viruses on these much-loved home computers from the 1980s?

Auckland earthquake email hoax debunked by New Zealand media

Auckland earthquake email hoax debunked by New Zealand media

Internet users in New Zealand have reportedly received emails, spreading a sick hoax that claims an earthquake is predicted to hit the city of Auckland on Sunday, April 17th.