Monthly Archives: September 2011
Spammers are turning to Google and Yahoo! to help them spread their wares. Shouldn't Google and Yahoo! follow industry best practices of confirming your interest before sending you email?
When testing the included unmanaged anti-virus in Windows 8 I ran across an odd quirk. It doesn't detect EICAR properly. I present my results and what to expect in this article.
After Microsoft's shutdown of the Kelihos botnet on Monday some suggested it would slow down Mac malware purveyors. While the shutdown of the botnet and the cz.cc domain will help, it's only temporary.
The quantity of data confronting us often makes it difficult to analyze and determine what's important. I recently saw a presentation using an Arduino to display real time network traffic that helped make sense of the chaos.
Amazon announced their new Kindle Fire tablet today, including a new accelerated web browser Silk. Can making the web faster threaten our privacy?
Police officers are once again finding their names, dates of birth and home addresses have been published on the web.
Meanwhile, over half a million customers of a health insurance company have their personal data put at risk.
If you're keen to download Firefox 7, please make sure that you download it from the correct website.
Good advice as someone steals second place for "Firefox 7" in Google's search results.
Mozilla has released Firefox 7, the latest incarnation of their popular web browser.
Recently Firefox has been getting through new version numbers faster than a fat man chasing a ice cream van.
Mac users are once again being reminded to keep their anti-virus software up-to-date, following the discovery of a Trojan horse that poses as an update to Adobe Flash.
After attending the annual GrrCON in Grand Rapids, Michigan I thought I would share my thoughts on the keynote address delivered by Moxie Marlinspike. Moxie detailed the problems with the existing certificate authority system and proposed his ideas for a solution.
New spam regulations, introduced in India, limit the users of mobile phones to sending only 100 texts per day.
The reason? To stop the growing problem of SMS text spam.
Should a New York policeman's name, address and family details be published on the internet by activists - because he is alleged to have pepper-sprayed Wall Street protestors?
The MySQL.com website has been struck by cybercriminals, who hacked their way in to serve up malicious code to visiting computers.
Simply visiting the home page of the website, initiated a Java exploit that downloaded and executed malicious code on visiting Windows computers.
The purchase of a second-hand oddball phone/internet hybrid, the Amstrad E-m@iler, uncovers emails that probably should have remained private to the original owner.
A pair of researchers have unveiled a serious new attack on web browser security.
The ability to crack encrypted web traffic removes the safety net that protects you when you're doing sensitive online tasks like banking or using credit cards.