Monthly Archives: January 2012
Police believe that they may have apprehended the notorious hacker TinKode, who in the past has hacked into government and military websites, exposing their poor security.
Working in the computer security industry, we're pretty used to seeing malware and hacking misrepresented on our TV and movie screens.
Here are some of our favourite examples.
According to reports, hosting companies may start deleting MegaUpload users' content from their servers as soon as Thursday - regardless of whether or not the content is legal.
The personal income tax year in Australia ends on 30 June. Many refunds will already have been processed and paid out.
That hasn't stopped the scammers. They've added a few weasel-words about "delays", as a sort of general-purpose excuse.
A Russian man who has been accused by Microsoft of being the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet has used his LiveJournal blog to protest his innocence.
Police in the US use XBox 360 and PS3s as key parts of investigations. With police now cooperating more closely with companies like Microsoft, is it time to ask for greater transparency about their relationships?
Google says it will start tracking us across all its services - Gmail, Search, YouTube, etc. - and that it will share data on our activity across all of them. Does it put into question Google's motto, "Don't be evil"
Symantec has admitted that blueprints for current versions of its pcAnywhere software were stolen in 2006 and that all users are at risk of attack and should pull the plug.
O2 mobile users in the UK are venting on Twitter today, fuming at their discovery that their phone number is being shared with every website that they visit over the network.
But users of other mobile phone networks may be also affected.
Videoconferencing equipment is often left wide open for hackers to creep in and peep around organizations.
A Canadian resident has been sentenced to death in Iran for offending the faith, after his computer program was used without his knowledge to upload pornography.