Monthly Archives: March 2012
Over 10 million credit cards may have been stolen by criminals who compromised a credit card processing company last month. Read on to find out what happened and what actions you may wish to take to protect yourself.
A backdoor Trojan horse, which would allow a remote hacker to access your Mac computer without your knowledge and potentially snoop on your files and activity, has been discovered hidden inside a boobytrapped Word document.
Mrs. W guest blogs: A look at vigilantism by hacktivist collectives like Anonymous in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting, and why it's distracting and ineffectual.
A new voluntary code of conduct for ISPs in the US creates new measures for addressing botnets. Does it go far enough?
Since the Blackhole exploit kit first reared its head in 2010, it's grown to become one of the most notorious exploit kits ever seen. SophosLabs' Fraser Howard takes a more detailed look into Blackhole and how it works.
Adobe has released an out-of-band fix for two critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player. More importantly they have also introduced an automatic, silent updater that can ensure you are on the latest version without the hassle.
New Android malware seems to continue to roll off the criminal assembly lines, this time in China. Downloading an innocent game *can* get you into trouble.
The website, which described itself as "dedicated to providing information about computer viruses (virii) and web space for virus authors and groups", has been running for many years.
A TV news report raises concern about the NFC-enabled contactless cards being used by Barclays banking customers. Professor Alan Woodward explores what he believes to be the real issue.
The Dutch High Tech Crime Team has arrested a 17-year-old man for accessing customer account data on servers run by KPN, one of the largest ISPs in The Netherlands.