Monthly Archives: December 2011
Today is the day that the US's Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill is scheduled to be voted on. And unsurprisingly, the who's who of Silicon Valley are not happy. Several web gurus have banded together to voice their dislike of the bill in an open letter.
Graham Cluley announces he is leaving Sophos to become a full-time nanny to a rich family in London.
At least, that's his plan after he received a job offer via email. Do you think things will work out for him?
Whether you approach the holiday travel season with dread or excitement chances are you will be carrying one or more mobile devices and looking for those last minute travel bargains. Naked Security's Lisa Vaas provides her advice on what to watch out for this year.
Security expert Paul Ducklin has taken an indepth look at the scale and the risk of the typosquatting industry: registering misspellings of popular website domain names in an attempt to profit from typing mistakes.
When the website of rock star Gene Simmons fell victim to a denial-of-service attack, the legendary KISS front man vowed revenge.
Now the FBI has arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with the attack.
A phishing campaign targeting users of Telstra Bigpond, Australia's largest ISP, is urging users to confirm their billing information or risk suspension.
All pretty run-of-the-mill, but neatly timed given that Telstra suffered a data breach of customer information last Friday.
A researcher has discovered a flaw in Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" that can crash the message center by simply receiving a malformed SMS, Tweet or Facebook message.
A hospital near Atlanta, Georgia last week had to stop accepting all non-trauma patients after a malware infection shutdown their network. Is their IT poorly managed, or does this represent more serious problems in the medical space?
As always on the second Tuesday of the month Microsoft and Adobe release their monthly security bulletins. This month Microsoft has released 13 bulletins, although they had originally announced there would be 14 this month. In the final stages of Read more…
Free Windows phones are being offered by Microsoft to users who describe their Android malware problems.
A new study has tossed the big browsers into the security mosh pit and decreed that Google's Chrome comes in first, ahead of Internet Explorer and Firefox. But when it comes to the top three, is security more about your browser being up to date and properly configured than its brand?
Internet users in Latin America were the intended victims of a malware campaign, when an email was spammed out claiming to contain breaking news of the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
The FBI acknowledged hackers have penetrated at least 3 US cities SCADA systems, one of them "major". The FBI is receiving a 12% budget increase for Cyber, but claims the division will double in size this year.
The FTC has reached a settlement with fake anti-virus sellers Innovative Marketing for $8.2 million. The FTC will begin sending rebate checks to more than 320,000 victims.
A malicious developer has created copies of the most popular games on Google's Android Market and added code to send SMS messages to premium line numbers. The Android Market security team pulled the malicious apps from the market, but how many people do you think got stung before they were removed?
The US Department of Justice has indicted and arrested four Romanians for credit card fraud perpetrated against Subway restaurants and other retailers concluding a three year investigation. Looks like default/easily cracked passwords enabled another needless theft.