Monthly Archives: September 2011
Emails claiming to be from a hotel about a wrong transaction on your credit card are being spammed worldwide - with the intention of infecting your computer with a malware.
Four men have appeared in court regarding various Anonymous and LulzSec internet attacks, and were granted bail on the condition that they did not use specific online nicknames or Internet Relay Chat.
Digital certificate authority GlobalSIgn, the fifth largest issuer of SSL certificates, ceased signing new certificates today after accusations by an Iranian hacker that they are compromised.
Researchers presented a paper at the USENIX Security Symposium a few weeks ago looking at the financial underpinnings of the criminal malware economy. Their findings show much of what is driving criminals to infect innocent victims.
Firefox 6.0.2 has just come out, blocking even more browser certificates than Firefox 6.0.1, in yet more fallout from the mess caused by disgraced Dutch web security company DigiNotar.
Social engineering tricks continue to fool users into making poor decisions - remember to always think with your head, not with your trousers.
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has her personal phone number released onto the web, via WikiLeaks diplomatic cables.
Even regal grandmothers can find they have been exposed by WikiLeaks.
Popular websites including The Register, The Daily Telegraph, UPS, and others have fallen victim to a DNS hack that has resulted in visitors being redirected to third-party webpages.
The cone of silence over WikiLeaks' thousands of sources - many of whose lives are at risk if identified - has been shattered, all thanks to the most mundane, all-too-human security screwup imaginable.
To wit: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote down the password on a piece of paper.
With British students about to start another year at university, the last thing they probably want to hear is that there is a problem with a student loan.
But that's precisely the camouflage that online scammers are using to steal personal information today.