Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bishop claims the Bible can help with password security

Bishop claims the Bible can help with password security

A British Bishop claims that the Bible can provide invaluable support.. for those who want to use a better password online.

Scarlett Johansson hacker pleads guilty - faces up to 60 years in jail

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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.

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

A rogue application which claims to allow you to see who has viewed your Facebook profile is spreading between accounts on the popular social network.

LulzSec Reborn claims responsibility for military dating site hack, accounts exposed

LulzSec Reborn claims responsibility for military dating site hack, accounts exposed

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.

SSCC 85 - FAA, Carberp arrests, RDP vulnerability and first HITECH fine

SSCC 85 - FFA, Carberp arrests, RDP vulnerability and first HITECH fine

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.

Paedophiles using new method to hide child abuse images online

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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 and US Marshals bring down Zeus botnet servers [VIDEO]

Microsoft and US Marshals bring down Zeus botnet servers [VIDEO]

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.

New US counter-terrorism guidelines can hold data on citizens for years

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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.

Scarlett Johansson's nude photo hacker to plead guilty

Scarlett Johansson's nude photo hacker to plead guilty

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.

Corrupt call center workers selling your private information for pennies

Corrupt call center workers selling your private information for pennies

An undercover investigation in India has uncovered that some call center workers have been selling confidential information on nearly 500,000 Britons.

Lost your mobile? You're not alooooooone...

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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.

Is the art of computer viruses dead?

Is the art of computer viruses dead?

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..

Malware attack claims the IRS has rejected your tax appeal

Malware attack claims the IRS has rejected your tax appeal

Have you received an email from the IRS saying that your tax refund appeal has been rejected?

Watch out!

Detecting phone scammers automatically through keyword and voice tone analysis

Software recognises keywords and voice tone to detect phone scammers

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.

Proof that internet trolls love Bacon

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UK TV presenter Richard Bacon recently revealed he'd been a victim of an internet troll for the last two years.

CERT China claims Japan and US lead in attacks on Chinese internet sites

CERT China claims Japan and US lead in attacks on Chinese internet sites

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.

New Dr Who girl Jenna-Louise Coleman's name exploited by Twitter sex video scammers

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Jenna-Louise Coleman is jumping onboard Doctor Who's TARDIS, and is already having her name abused by Twitter scammers.

Gmail explains why it put *that* email in your spam folder

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Ever wondered why an email message was quarantined in your spam folder?

Well, now Google's Gmail is going to tell you.