Monthly Archives: December 2011
New vulnerabilities are being discovered all the time, and attackers are still exploiting old ones. But how do you deal with the vulnerabilities? Patch them of course.
Police arrest four men and two women in connection with a scheme that stole over a million pounds from British students.
Verizon and Google are sparring over who will control mobile phone payment systems, but consumers seem to be left without choice in the United States.
US courts find in favour of Yahoo in a recent spam case, awarding the company a gob-smacking $610 Million. While this figure makes a great headline for the fight against fraud and spam, it begs the question, will Yahoo! ever actually see any of the cash?
The FBI is investigating claims that the USA and English bids to host the 2018 soccer World Cup competition had their email accounts targeted by hackers.
The successful Russian bid has denied that it participated in any dirty tricks.
Did governing politicians in South Korea approve an election-day cyber attack?
Three of South Korea's top seven leaders quit their posts over DDoS scandal.
Criminal hackers have spammed out emails which pretend to contain a license key for the desktop publishing program Adobe InDesign.
We bought a stash of USB keys at a major transit authority's Lost Property auction, and took a look at the sort of information people leave on the train.
Two-thirds of the keys were infected with malware, and nothing on any of the keys was encrypted...
Pornography domain names ending in .xxx are now up for general sale, with 100,000 having already been snatched up in a previous, restricted sale.
All registered .xxx sites will be scanned for malware daily, but don't trust that to replace up-to-date anti-virus software.
Cybercriminals have widely spammed out a malware attack posing as upgrades for Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe X Suite Advanced.
CNET offers a download of the free Nmap software, but not from Nmap's own site. Instead, CNET has wrapped the Nmap installer with a program of its own. On your way to Nmap, you're pushily offered a toolbar first.
Find out why this sort of thing is a Bad Idea.