Monthly Archives: January 2012
Microsoft has alleged that a computer security firm's ex-employee is the mastermind behind the Kelihos botnet.
In a bizarre marketing move, AnonyUpload explains why it's rubbish and that it's not a replacement for MegaUpload.
Chet sits down with Michael Kaiser, Executive Director at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to discuss Data Privacy Day. Michael explains the origin of Data Privacy Day, some of the activities related to it and how people can participate in raising awareness about privacy and data security.
File sharing sites appear to be panicking in reaction the the FBI's shutdown of the MegaUpload file sharing site. Read on for what each of them are doing to come into line with U.S. law.
Be careful what applications you install on your computing devices - even if they come from Apple's iPhone/iPad App Store.
A database server at DreamHost is illegally accessed by a hacker, and the passwords of some customers may have been compromised.
The FBI's takedown of file sharing site Megaupload continues to make both headlines and waves.
Whether company founder Kim Dotcom turns out to be GUILTY or GOOD, he's certainly in a lot of trouble right now. So is anyone who entrusted any files of value to his online empire.
Apple's most hacker-resistant hardware to date - the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S, which are built around the Apple A5 chip - can now be jailbroken.
Should you rush to slither free of Apple's fiscal tentacles?
In this week's podcast, Vanja Svajcer joins Chet to talk about the mobile security landscape. Topics discussed include mobile malware, theft, application markets and advice on securing your smartphone.
A Romanian who admitted to hacking into NASA servers has received a three-year suspended prison sentence. Being tried in the US wouldn't have guaranteed jail time, so here's hoping the Obama administration wins in its pursuit of a mandatory three-year prison term for hacking critical infrastructure.
A mere three years after a South African bank spent $1.8 million on a new fraud-detection system, hackers managed to swindle $6.7 million out from under that system's nose. Although customer funds are thought to be safe, would you actually trust your money to an institution vulnerable to getting hacked so brutally?
As you can't have failed to have noticed, on Wednesday some of the world's most famous websites chose a variety of ways to protest against proposed anti-piracy legislation in the United States.
With the another UK citizen facing extradition to the US, this time for copyright offences, should the UK really be doing more to rebalance the US-UK extradition process?
A suspected Russian cybercriminal arrived in Manhattan on Tuesday to face charges of security fraud, computer hacking and ID theft after being deported from Switzerland.
The wrangle between Indian cybercrew The Lords of Dhamaraja and Symantec over a source code breach in 2006 continues.
Whatever happened, the fact remains: this was a cybercrime and the "hackers" are the crooks.
One of TechCrunch's web servers is serving up pages which definitely don't belong at TechCrunch!
But it may not be the result of malicious hacking..