Monthly Archives: May 2011
Blackhat SEO attacks account for over 30% of all detections seen by Sophos customers protecting their web traffic.
Learn what you need to do at your company to protect yourself and your fellow users.
A new variant of the fake security software for OS X was discovered today and it no longer requires administrators to enter their passwords. We take a brief look at the advancement of malware on the Mac over the last month.
Apple has posted a knowledge base article detailing how to remove the MacDefender Trojan, but it seems that they may not understand the terminology of the security industry... We would like to welcome them to the team and encourage them to work with us more closely.
Sony Ericsson is the latest Sony property to be compromised through a SQL injection attack. Over 2,000 password hashes, email addresses and full names were disclosed. This is the tenth hack in 5 weeks, will Sony stop bleeding our data soon?
ZDNet reports that Apple is instructing tech support contractors not to help customers who are infected with Mac Defender fake anti-virus. This builds on ZDNet's report from last week, but provides insights that 60,000 or more Apple users may be affected.
Sony Music Japan has been hacked by a group known as Lulz Security. The latest breach did not expose sensitive user details, but adds to the growing list of Sony websites vulnerable to SQL injection attacks.
At a recent privacy conference the conclusion was that the voluntary adoption of the do-not-track feature in browsers is off to a slow start. Mozilla announced support for do-not-track on Android, and Google's privacy counsel doesn't know what it means...
Another Sony website has succumbed to an attack disclosing personal details of Sony customers. SonyMusic.gr was attacked through SQL injection and information disclosed on pastebin.com.
In this week's podcast Chester Wisniewski and Ben Jupp discuss the hype and the truth behind the recent Mac rogue security attacks and discuss Obama's proposed changes to RICO, Square Enix and Sony.
Zeus, also known as ZBot, has grown into one of the most popular (or should that be unpopular?) and widespread crimeware kits on the internet.
Download our technical paper which takes a closer look at the infamous malware.
Microsoft published numbers this week highlighting the success of it's SmartScreen reputation filtering. I look at the numbers and draw a rather different conclusion.
A hacker with a history of breaking into high profile websites to expose poor security has claimed to have broken into servers belonging to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Are your web servers properly secured?
Good news for any owners of Android devices worried about the recently announced security vulnerability that could allow allow unauthorised parties to snoop on your Google Calendar and Contacts information.
As part of last week's cybersecurity announcements President Barack Obama and Howard Schmidt detailed their proposal to unify data breach notification laws in the United States. Here we present the details and explain what this proposal means if it is passed into law.
Technology writer Ed Bott has interviewed an AppleCare support representative, who reveals that the overwhelming majority of calls they are receiving are about malware.. on Mac computers.
If you are using the Apple Mac App Store you might be putting your computer's security at risk, because of the service's tardy attitude to critical updates.