Monthly Archives: May 2011

Osama bin Laden leaked video scam rises again on Facebook

Osama bin Laden leaked video scam rises again on Facebook

A new version of the various Facebook scams we have seen since the death of Osama bin Laden has emerged on the social network.

President Obama's cybersecurity plan - Part 1 updates for law enforcement

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President Obama and Howard Schmidt outlined their proposed changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act last week and we provide a summary and analysis of what it will mean if signed into law.

Security hole could affect 99% of Android smartphones

Security hole could affect 99% of Android smartphones

99% of Android devices might be at risk from a vulnerability which could allow hackers to snoop on your Google Calendar and Contacts information.

Learn more about the problem, and how to protect yourself.

MailChimp tightens up security - will other email marketing services follow suit?

MailChimp tightens up security - will other email marketing services follow suit?

In the wake of the Epsilon megaleak, MailChimp introduces new features to help protect users' mailing lists from being exploited by hackers.

Ronaldinho website Jar Jar Binks hack should be a warning to others

Ronaldinho website Jar Jar Binks hack should be a warning to others

Football star's website hacked with images of Jar Jar Binks and Osama bin Laden.

Do you know how to reduce the chances of your own website being hacked?

Teenage credit card hackers sentenced after vicious attack on UK business

Teenage credit card hackers sentenced after vicious attack on UK business

Two British members of the notorious GhostMarket online cybercrime forum have been sentenced for hacks that stole details of thousands of credit cards and forced an online hosting company to go out of business.

Why are you tagged in this video? It's a viral Facebook scam

Why are you tagged in this video? It's a viral Facebook scam

Facebook users have been hit by another fast-spreading scam today, pretending to be a link to a YouTube video that they have been tagged in.

UK Government under cyber-attack says Chancellor George Osborne

UK Government under cyber-attack says Chancellor

The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer has said that British government computers are being attacked by over 20,000 malicious email attacks each month.

Visit the New Facebook? Hacker warning spreads like wildfire on social network

Visit the New Facebook? Hacker warning spreads like wildfire on social network

Facebook users are posting warnings to one another about a hacker operating on the network, offering the bait of "Visit the new Facebook".

But is the threat real or a hoax?

Facebook Dislike button spreads fast, but is a fake - watch out!

Facebook Dislike button scam

Don't be too quick to click on links claiming to "Enable Dislike Button" on Facebook, as a fast-spreading scam has caused problems for social networking users this weekend.

The 2011 #DecoDeme challenge - the final, official version

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At last! The final, conference-ready code for the #decodeme challenge is here.

Even if you're not at the AusCERT conference, why not give it a go?

Dad catches daughters on webcam: Beware viral Facebook video link

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Facebook is being hit by another viral message, spreading between users' walls disguised as a link to a saucy video.

The messages, which are spreading rapidly, use a variety of different links but all claim to be a movie of a dad catching his daughters making a video on their webcam.

Square Enix confirms website hack, email addresses and resumes stolen

Eidos confirms website hack, email addresses and resumes stolen

Resumes of job hunters and email addresses of video game fans have been stolen by hackers in an attack on the Eidos and "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" websites.

Android market affected by SMS Trojans

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Android Market has been hit by another malware incident when a number of SMS sending Trojans have been published by unknown attackers. The incident was not as serious as the one in March when over 50 apps were affected by the Droid Dream malware, although any attack affecting Android Market is serious.

Internet security and privacy startup has its fan page shut down by Facebook.. again

Internet security and privacy startup has its fan page shut down by Facebook.. again

An internet startup, which develops a security and privacy tool and regularly comments on Facebook safety issues, has had its Facebook fan page shut down by the site, for a second time.

Defending against SEO poisoning attacks with Layered Protection

Defending SEO with Layered Protection

The use of search engine optimisation (SEO) for redirecting users to scareware sites is well known, but we also see the same techniques being used to redirect people to exploit sites. Take a look into some recent SEO attacks, and see exactly where the protection layers Sophos provide actually fit.

Hypocritical Facebook scores PR own-goal with sleazy attack on Google privacy

Facebook scores PR own-goal with sleazy attack on Google privacy

Facebook has been left red-faced after having to admit that it hired a PR agency to plant negative stories with the press about privacy concerns on Google.

But if Facebook really cared about your online privacy, wouldn't they do a better job of protecting you?

Hackers steal Fox TV passwords, deface Twitter and LinkedIn pages

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A group of hackers calling themselves Lulz Security have gained access to a server belonging to the Fox Broadcasting network, and published details of hundreds of employees usernames and passwords on the net.

Facebook announces new security features - but do they go far enough?

Facebook announces new security features - but do they go far enough?

Facebook has just published an article entitled Keeping You Safe from Scams and Spam. It's all about improving security on its network.

Paul Ducklin reports on the good, the bad and the missing.