Monthly Archives: July 2011
Jake Davis, 18, from Shetland has been named as the suspected hacker Topiary by British police.
He will appear in court tomorrow.
The word Trojan has many meanings, and when it is used without qualification in headlines, it's hard to know which one is meant.
So here's some weekend polymathery for you. Enjoy. (Yes. There is a connection to computer security.)
The AntiSec movement, led by Anonymous and Lulz Security, have attacked security firm ManTech. They posted nearly 400 megabytes of stolen information in an attempt to embarrass the FBI and other government agencies that contract with ManTech for security services.
Watch videos of Anonymous spokesman Topiary and Daniel Akerman Sandberg and decide for yourself if they're the same person.
Supermarket giant Aldi joins an extensive club of companies which have shipped devices with a pre-installed virus - in Aldi's case, for the second time!
Theories spread across the net that LulzSec may be having the last laugh over the arrest of the alleged hacker "Topiary" yesterday.
So, did the police arrest the right man or not?
Greater Manchester Police hunt for a stolen USB stick, containing details of an ongoing criminal investigation.
An 18-year old man, believed to be "Topiary" of the LulzSec hacktivist gang, has been arrested by British police in the Shetland Islands, under suspicion of launching hacking attacks against a number of websites.
All unpatched iPhone/iPads/iPod Touchs can be snooped on exposing usernames, passwords and even sensitive financial data using freely available tools. Patch now!
Do your kids use your phone, laptop or tablet? Turns out you are not alone. A recent survey shows that 60% of little people aged six months to two years play with such devices. Question is, what are the security implications?
Have you received an unexpected email telling you that your credit card is one week overdue, and that you must pay the debt within two days or face additional charges?
Well, don't rush to open the attached file - or your computer could be struck by a malware attack.
Imagine being responsible for safeguarding the entirety of the United States against cyber attacks. I think we can all agree it would be pretty stressful. Perhaps it is no wonder that Randy Vickers just resigned from US-CERT, effective immediately.