Monthly Archives: August 2011

Woman sues after firm tracking stolen laptop records nude video chats

Woman sues after firm tracking stolen laptop records nude video chats

Imagine the scene: you buy a second-hand laptop and use it to, among other things, have secret sexy video chats with your significant other. Unbeknownst to you, naked photos of you are being taken by a company hired to track down the stolen laptop.

Ouch.

LulzSec hacking suspect denied access.. to his girlfriend

17-year-old Brit charged in ongoing Anonymous investigation

A teenage boy from Chester has been charged by British police in connection with a series of internet attacks by the Anonymous hacktivist group.

Meanwhile, another hacking suspect is denied access.. to his girlfriend.

Spam makes me angry. Do you have a course to help with that?

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Dear British Association of Anger Management,

Thank you for your unsolicited email, inviting me to a course on anger management.

Western Union money transfer email disguises Trojan attack

Western Union money transfer email disguises Trojan attack

Is Western Union trying to deliver money to you?

Or is a malware author trying to infect your Windows computer?

Apache 2.2.20 released to fix DoS vulnerability

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The Apache Foundation has released version 2.2.20 to address a denial of service vulnerability. Web admins using Apache should update as soon as possible.

Google blacklists 247 certificates. Is it related to DigiNotar hacking incident?

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Google has blacklisted over 200 certificates seemingly related to the DigiNotar hacking incident. What is the full extent of this breach, and who else may have been targeted?

Apple hires fake Viagra expert to stop counterfeit iDevices

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WikiLeaks cables show Apple's strategy for cracking down on counterfeit Apple products (and stores!) included hiring anti-counterfeit specialists who previously spent their time finding fake Viagra.

Julianne Hough leaked photos published after phone hack

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Did hackers really hack into Julianne Hough's iPhone and steal her private photos?

The actress/singer/dancer may have not wanted this kind of exposure.

1 lost message on Facebook? Spammers pull a fast one with bogus notification

1 lost message on Facebook? Spammers pull a fast one with bogus notification

Facebook claims to have more than 750 million users, and many of them would have steam coming out of their ears if they thought they had lost a message from one of their Facebook friends.

And that's exactly what spammers are banking on in their latest campaign.

Morto: RDP worm of death?

Morto: RDP worm of death?

The Morto worm is making the headlines, targeting Windows networks with poorly-chosen weak passwords.

SophosLabs has only received a small number of reports of the worm being seen in the wild.

Twitter typosquatting site hopes to make money from your cellphone

Twitter typosquatting site hopes to make money from your cellphone

It's Twitter not Twtter.

But even the best of us can make a typo, leading to potential costly consequences.

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FDIC notification malware attack spammed out

FDIC notification malware attack spammed out

Received an email claiming to be a notification the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)?

Beware a malicious spammed-out attack designed to infect Windows computers.

WikiLeaks suffers its own data loss incident

WikiLeaks suffers its own data loss incident

It appears that the experts in data leakage have accidentally lost some of their own data. Uncensored copies of the stolen diplomatic cables WikiLeaks was trusted with have been accidentally disclosed.

Falsely issued Google SSL certificate in the wild for more than 5 weeks

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A rogue certificate was found in the wild more than a month after it was issued allowing someone to masquerade as SSL enabled Google services. Where did this certificate come from, who was using it and what can you do to protect yourself?

iPads in the kindergarten? Some tips for better security and safety

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With children as young as five now being told it's mandatory to bring an iPad into the classroom, what can be done to ensure safe and secure surfing?

Nokia developer network site hacked - personal information accessed

Nokia developer network site hacked - personal information accessed

Nokia shuts down its developer network forum after a hacker accessed members' records.

Why Pakistan's move against online crypto is a dangerous idea

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Reports from Pakistan suggest the country's telecomms authority is pressing ISPs to comply with regulations which restrict the use of end-to-end encryption.

But this won't improve security, even against militants. In general, it will make things worse.

Mrs. Gaddafi offers 40 million dollars for safekeeping

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I was contacted this morning to assist Mrs. M. Gaddafi with "sheltering" $40 million... Is it my lucky day or possibly the beginning of an identity theft scam?

Bomb hoax, busts, skimming, Twitter security, Google fined - 60 Sec Security

Bomb hoax, busts, ATM skimming, Twitter security, Google fined - 60 Sec Security

Lots of readers said they'd like to see our 'news-with-a-conscience' videos more than once a month.

So here you go. 60 Second Security, once every two weeks.