Monthly Archives: October 2011
Dennis Ritchie, the researcher and computer scientist whom Wired farewelled with the headline The Shoulders Steve Jobs Stood On, has returned from main(). He died at his home last weekend.
Millions of BlackBerry owners around the world have been feeling the pain this week as messaging and email systems collapsed in a service outage.
Which is hardly the ideal time for a BlackBerry-related hoax to be spread.
SophosLabs experts present research describing how heuristics can help anti-virus products discern between benign and malicious OLE2 files.
Are you desperate to install iOS 5.0 on your iPad or iPhone?
If so, beware of "Error 3200" which has troubled many early adopters.
A comprehensive look at the security updates in iOS 5 and OS X Lion 10.7.2. In addition to new features for iOS users, many critical fixes are present.
Nubile female film stars will be breathing a sigh of relief today at the news that the FBI has arrested a man suspected of hacking into celebrity's phones and emails accounts and stealing their invariably nude photos.
Hackers successfully broke into 93,000 accounts at Sony over the last few days, once again impacting users of the Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network (PSN) and Sony Online Entertainment services.
The Feds have obtained access to WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum's email accounts with the help of a law that lets them go after email and cellphones without a search warrant.
Apple released iTunes 10.5 today to fix 79 vulnerabilities for Windows users and introduce support for iCloud, wireless syncing and iOS 5 compatibility.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday bulletin for October 2011 covers 23 vulnerabilities in 8 patches. Affected software includes all supported versions of Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET, Silverlight and more.
Phishing emails pretending to be from UPS.com are making the rounds in an attempt to steal your credentials for the My UPS website. Find out what to look for and stay safe online.
RSA has revealed that it believes two groups, working on behalf of a single nation state, hacked into its servers and stole information related to the company's SecurID two-factor authentication products.
But for some reason it's declining to say which country..
An email from someone in your company tells you that there's a virus problem which has resulted in data being stolen and some files being deleted. You are told to install an anti-virus tool to clean-up the infection properly.
Would you do it?
The London 2012 Olympic Games will open in nine months time, and - away from the glories anticipated on the track and field - consideration is being made about how to defend the world's leading sporting event from cyber-attack.
Received an unexpected email from YesAsia.com about a purchase you don't remember making?
Beware the latest spammed-out malware attack, designed to infect your PC.
StopBadware has teamed up with other members of the computer security community to produce a set of best practices for reporting malicious links.
Find out more now.
Malware has infected the control systems used by the United States Air Force to fly Predator and Reaper drones, logging keypresses as the unmanned aircraft are flown remotely in Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan and other conflict zones.
Was the R2D2 Trojan used by German law enforcement agencies to spy on citizens?
Read our FAQ, and learn more about this unfolding case.