Monthly Archives: March 2012
A British Bishop claims that the Bible can provide invaluable support.. for those who want to use a better password online.
Celebrity hacker Christopher Chaney pleads guilty to nine felony counts, including wiretapping and accessing computer systems without authorisation. He faces 60 years in the slammer.
170,000 users of a military dating website are believed to have had their account information exposed as the result of a hack by a group claiming to be the new incarnation of the notorious LulzSec gang.
In this week's episode John Shier joins Chet to discuss the review of electronic device usage on airplanes by the FAA, the arrests of the Carberp malware authors, the worm danger from the MS12-020 RDP vulberability and whether the time has come for encrypting more than just laptops and USB drives.
Paedophile criminals are finding new ways to distribute images of child abuse, and hide them from the authorities, according to a new report by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
Microsoft, working with others in the financial services and computer security industry, has disrupted a number of botnets being used by the Zeus malware family, allegedly responsible for nearly half a billion dollars in damages.
Last week, US counter-terrorism officials were granted permission to increase the period of time they can retain information about citizens, even if those citizens aren't tied to terrorism.
A man who hacked into the email accounts of female celebrities, and uncovered naked pictures of starlets including Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and Vanessa Hudgens, has agreed to plead guilty.
An undercover investigation in India has uncovered that some call center workers have been selling confidential information on nearly 500,000 Britons.
I have left phones in airplanes, in cabs, at friends' houses, etc...it is embarrassing really. But it turns out I'm not the only one.
Vancouver-based artist Bratsa Bonifacho says his latest collection of paintings has been inspired by computer malware.
But were computer viruses ever really a work of art? The answer might surprise you..
Have you received an email from the IRS saying that your tax refund appeal has been rejected?
Fujitsu says it has created a system that can recognise when somebody is being victimized by a phone scammer, by combining voice intonation analysis with keyword recognition.
An official at China's CERT security organization claimed Japan and the US were the chief sources of attacks against Chinese computers in 2011. While the nearly 9 million attacks against Chinese internet users last year is disappointing, the numbers aren't as bad as you might think.
Ever wondered why an email message was quarantined in your spam folder?
Well, now Google's Gmail is going to tell you.