Monthly Archives: October 2011
Oracle released a survey today showing customers lack of confidence in the security of data on their smartphones. Mobile control can help, IT administrators must partner with their users to make mobile data usage safer.
It's Halloween. A time for ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night.
What better time can there be to kill some zombies?
Spread via torrents, new Mac malware doesn't just try to rob you of your information - it's also keen to steal your computing time.
Naked Security reader Sean, who has an eye for wacky security holes, recently pointed me at the Ducati Diavel motorcycle Default Ignition Password vulnerability.
But is it true? Can you really walk up to Ducati's latest musclebike and simply ride away?
"Uncle John" McCarthy, the creator of the functional programming language LISP, died earlier this week in California.
McCarthy pioneered automatic garbage collection, for which we owe him a substantial debt of thanks.
It sounds like the stuff of James Bond - foreign hackers managing to gain unauthorised access to US satellites as they orbit 700 km above the Earth, and interfere with their controls.
But, according to a US Congressional Report, it's not fiction..
New variants of the latest Mac malware - the Tsunami backdoor Trojan - have been discovered.
The sky is not falling, and Mac users should not panic. But it may still be prudent to ensure your computers are protected against this and other Mac threats.
A diplomat has been stopped at JFK airport in New York, carrying a lot of cash destined for your bank account.
Please send the certificate proving you own the money, or you'll be charged with money laundering..
It's not just malware authors who are taking advantage of the death of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi.
Scammers and fraudsters are exploiting what they see as a money-making opportunity too.
Enjoy the latest security news in brief by watching 60 Second Security!
This episode: the German Bundestrojaner controversy, Sony breached (again!), Duqu dubbed "Son of Stuxnet", OS X anti-anti-virus and Microsoft videos hacked.
The Tsunami Mac backdoor allows cybercriminals to gain access to your Mac computer and launch denial-of-service attacks against third-party websites.
Prosecutors in a computer hacking case have recommended an 18-month suspended prison sentence for disgraced former championship cyclist Floyd Landis.
A high-tech military contractor, which suffered an attack from hackers earlier this year, is reported to have lost sensitive data related to defence equipment including fighter jet planes and nuclear power plant plans.
Hackers were able to snoop upon emails and steal passwords from computers belonging to lawmakers at the Japanese parliament for over a month, according to newspaper reports.
Senior Threat Researcher Paul Baccas reviews the book "Hacking Ninja: Unconventional penetration testing tactics and techniques".