Monthly Archives: September 2011
QR codes are a highly convenient way to link a physical object to a URL. Point your phone's camera at the 2D barcode and you're instantly taken to a website.
But that's something which can have security consequences, as mobile guru Terence Eden explains.
We've just been hit with a double-barrelled Patch Tuesday, with both Microsoft and Adobe publishing security updates.
Learn what SophosLabs thinks you should do to stay secure.
Even if you are one of the
several many entirely law-abiding users of BitTorrent, the mothership company Bittorrent, Inc. may recently have put you in harm's way.
Bad news if you have been on vacation at one of the Wilderness resorts in Tennessee and Wisconsin in the last couple of years - hackers may now have your credit card details.
There may be up to 40,000 victims of the hack - which could lead to identity theft.
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.
I must be the luckiest person on the planet - I keep winning lotteries!
Here's the latest notification - straight from Aunty Beeb herself, the BBC.
The Linux world is in a bit of a security spinout at the moment.
Could this be the moment that you finally decide to try OpenBSD?
Digital certificate authority GlobalSign rather gutsily took itself out of business last week following a burst of online braggadocio from an Iranian hacker claiming to have "owned" the company.
GlobalSign is back. Looks like the self-serving hacker was nothing more than that.
Security researchers have captured 120,000 emails intended for Fortune 500 companies by exploiting a basic typo.
The emails included trade secrets, business invoices, personal information about employees, network diagrams and passwords.
Apple have released an update for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard to revoke the digital certificates that were compromised by hackers at DigiNotar last week.Be sure you are currently on 10.6.8 or 10.7.1 for full protection.
Could malicious hackers break into WiFi networks and commandeer computers into a botnet - not via the internet, but using a DIY drone helicopter that costs less than $600?
Researchers, who have built a prototype, say yes.
Google is advising *all* its users in Iran to change their Gmail passwords, and check that their accounts have not been compromised.
Stanford hospital lost 20,000 sensitive records through a mistake made by a third party billing company. When will our electronic health records be properly safeguarded?