Monthly Archives: July 2011
Have you received an email from Google saying that your Google AdWords campaign may have stopped running?
Beware the latest phishing campaign.
The White House unveiled their strategy on combating Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) organizations today. The document outlines their increased focus on international cybercriminals and the cooperation with foreign governments necessary to impact their operations.
Apple released security updates today for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and ita office suite iWork '09. Sophos recommends applying these updates as soon as possible through iTunes and Apple's Software Update application.
In this week's Chet Chat Kris Braun SophosLabs Threat Operations Manager joins Chet to discuss the week's news. Topics include OS X Lion, Oracle patches, Zeus for Android and Secunia's mid-year threat report.
Anonymous is claiming to have got its hands on 8GB of "secret documents" from CNAIPIC, Italy's cybercrime unit charged with defending the country's critical IT infrastructure.
The BBC has broadcast a report claiming that phone hacking was not just a problem at the Murdoch-owned "News of the World", but was also common place at its arch-rival "The Sunday Mirror" too.
Modern battery packs have their own processor and firmware. Along with many other peripherals in your computer, your battery is field-reprogrammable.
So is an "incendiary" virus really possible for your Macbook battery, as some stories seem to suggest?
Japanese newspaper The Daily Yomiuri reports that a 38-year-old Japanese man has been arrested "on suspicion of storing a computer virus on his personal computer without legitimate reasons."
It seems he wanted to teach file-sharers a lesson.
Apple yesterday released an update for Safari 5.0.6 and 5.1 which includes a whole battery of security fixes.
If you calculate the magnitude of a security update by the CVE numbers listed, this one scores a 57.
Google warns searchers about possible malware infection on their computers.
But could it lead to cybercriminals mimicking the internet giant's warnings?
A Japanese man is sent to prison after spreading a virus across the internet via file-sharing networks and damaged data on victims' computers.