Monthly Archives: August 2011
As a security friend quipped, "Have you seen the recent discussions online about LDAP network authentication on Lion clients? It's a really handy feature - if you forget your password, you can just make one up. A real helpdesk time saver!"
A newly discovered vulnerability in the Apache web server could leave up to 65% of all websites vulnerable to low-powered denial-of-service attacks.
Guest blogger Mrs. W. shares her thoughts on how you can be Anonymous and change the world, without dumping innocent people's private details.
Be on your guard against emails offering to sign you up for Apple's iCloud service - it could be that you're being phished for your personal information, making money for internet fraudsters.
Comex, the creator of the JailBreakMe website which helps iPhone and iPad owners jailbreak their phones, has been given an internship... at Apple.
Reports surfaced on Wednesday that the US state of Maine might have suffered a breach in its voter registration system.
The good news, however, is that whilst a breach might have happened, it didn't.
Google has agreed to a settlement with the US Department of Justice for $500 million for assisting advertisers to place illegal ads on AdWords for Canadian pharmaceuticals.
July and August often produce some intriguing and unusual computer security research.
We've already written about BlackHat and DEFCON. Here's something from the USENIX HotSec workshop to pique your interest.
A 22-year-old student has been charged by British police in connection with denial-of-service attacks carried out by the Anonymous hacktivist group.
Which begs the question - Is being an internet hacktivist really worth the risk?
Emails claiming to come from a Xerox WorkCentre Pro photocopier have been spammed widely across the internet, containing a malicious file as an attachment.
It seems like today's spammed-out malware campaign could have chosen an all-too-convincing technological disguise.
A joke about passwords has won a competition for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Can you do better?
Apple insists to a Californian court that it "revolutionized the telecommunications industry in 2007 when it introduced the wildly popular iPhone."
Samsung begs to differ.
A fundraising drive by US presidential hopeful Ron Paul was disrupted this weekend by an internet attack against his website.
Less than two weeks ago, web services at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange were hit by DDoS attacks for two days in a row.
A man was recently arrested in Hong Kong in connection with these attacks.