Monthly Archives: December 2011
As 2011 comes to a close it is clear there is much to be done to better secure our information in the "cloud". I look back at the major data loss incidents of the year and speculate this isn't the last we will see of our information being p0wned.
Researchers have published a paper showing how a feature implemented in modern Wi-Fi routers intended to make securing them easier, in fact makes them insecure by default.
At midnight tonight, Samoa will switch from UTC-12 to UTC+12, jumping from one side of the world to the other.
So there will be no Friday 30 December 2011 in Samoa. How funky is that?
It is the season once again for phishers to try and lure in their victims with bogus tax rebates, income tax mistakes and other nonsense. Read on for the latest tax related scam targeting citizens of the United Kingdom.
Researchers in Germany have disclosed a vulnerability in most web programming languages that allows for a denial of service attack to be successful with very little resource and against the vast majority of websites
Are you working over New Year, like Sophos Support and SophosLabs?
If so, here's a bit of fun - official, educational fun! - to tide you over: a crossword puzzle with an IT theme.
Stop press:number of prizes now boosted to 30.
By popular request, here is a video explaining how to solve the Dragon Tattoo-themed puzzle we published earlier this week...
We're winding down a little for the Christmas break so you might find us a bit quieter than usual.
See you back here in 2012!
Gary Korhonen joins Chet for this week's podcast discussing the automatic upgrade of Internet Explorer, Android Market malware, Carrier IQ and an infection that shut down a hospital in Georgia.
The fourth pretrial hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manningday put the spotlight on more than 100,000 sensitive documents and conversation logs between Manning and a former hacker. This case raises the question of how organisations can contain the considerable risk presented by rogue employees?
We're running a two-stage Christmas puzzle with a Dragon Tattoo flavour.
Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and you could win one of three Lego Mindstorms!
Take care if you visit the main page of AOL UK today - a story about Kate Middleton being pregnant (or rather a doll of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge) has a nasty sting in its tail.
Romanian state-owned CEC Bank has blocked and reissued 17,000 credit cards on suspicion that they had been compromised, and a security blogger warns of loopholes in the security of "Verified by Visa"
The BBC claims that computer hackers were hired by private investigators to spy on politicians and the military.
And who benefited from the hacking? The British press.
It turns out that the Google sponsored study that painted Firefox in a poor light might have been influenced by the sponsor.
Microsoft is beginning to automatically upgrade users to Internet Explorer 9 as part of their effort to eradicate versions of their old and vulnerable browsers.