Monthly Archives: September 2011
The FBI believe that the homeless man they arrested on Thursday was "Commander X", a member of the People's Liberation Front (PLF) associated with Anonymous hacktivism.
See "Commander X" defending denial-of-service attacks in a TV news report.
The US government is following in the footsteps of Germany, Japan and Australia by proposing that ISPs should attempt to detect botnet infected PCs and notify their owners.
Ahhh Conficker. A nasty family of malware that plagued computers the world over way back in November 2008. Sadly, it is still knocking about rather prolifically, so here are some top tips to avoid infection, and advice on what to do if you are infected.
A fascinating new example of Mac malware has been discovered, that appears to be adopting an old Windows-style disguise to fool users into running it.
It's disguise? A controversial political dispute between China and Japan.
We don't often cover non-computer non-security news on Naked Security.
But some news just cries out to be told, like this: that researchers at CERN claim to have exported subatomic particles from Switzerland to Italy at greater than the speed of light!
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley stated this week that her office will begin an investigation targeting Apple Computers. She is looking into whether Apple is in compliance with her state's data breach notification laws related to fraud occurring on the iTunes store.
The FBI has arrested two alleged hackers in San Francisco and Phoenix, believed to be asssociated with the LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist groups.
And one of them is homeless.
Paul Ducklin joined Chet this week from a real-life Denial of Service situation at the domestic airport in Sydney, Australia. Topics discussed include Patch Tuesday, UBS losing £2.3bn, SpyEye on Android, Twit.tv hacked and Windows 8 including anti-virus.
Adobe has released a critical update for its widely-used Flash Player software to protect against six vulnerabilities. At least one of these flaws has been exploited in the wild during targeted attacks.
Film star Mila Kunis claims that her email account was hacked, *not* her phone.. but that she wasn't exchanging flirty pictures with Justin Timberlake anyway.
Do you take enough care when you decide to switch email addresses? Or do you leave sensitive content lying around for a future intruder to stumble upon?
One of Microsoft's Gold Partners has had its relationship with the software giant unceremoniously terminated, after being revealed to be orchestrating a telephone support scam.
Adobe has scheduled a critical security update for Flash Player later today, protecting users against an important universal cross-site scripting attack that is being exploited in the wild.
Accusations fly that China may have been responsible for hacking a weapons maker, while Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is criticised for not reporting the attack to the Japanese defence ministry earlier.