Monthly Archives: April 2012
A Google engineer, responsible for data from wireless WiFi networks via Street View cars, told colleagues as long ago as 2007 that the code was collecting private data including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords.
SophosLabs has been intercepting an X-rated spam campaign, designed to promote hardcore porn websites.
Emails have been spammed out purporting to have an adult video attached, using a variety of names.
ACTA has received considerable criticism from a number of high-profile sources, but don't write it off just yet. there is still a chance it could become law.
The studio behind Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, City of Villains, and Champions Online suffered a user account database breach 16 months ago... and is only warning users about it now.
Chester Wisniewski and Chris Pace walk around the exhibition hall at this year's InfoSec Europe and share their insights on trends and some fantastic giveaways some vendors thought might grab your attention.
A new malware attack is targeting Mac computers with a Python-based backdoor Trojan.
And Windows computers aren't getting away scott free either.
US House of Representatives kicked off “cybersecurity week,” with "America is Under Cyber Attack: Why Urgent Action is Needed." Is using Hollywood-style language really the way to deal with a really serious issue?
Microsoft says it has fixed a serious vulnerability in Hotmail, that was allowing hackers to reset account passwords, locking out the account's real owner and giving attackers access to users' inboxes.
The proposed US bill doesn't stop the carriers from handing over location data, but it does require that police get a warrant first. So what is CTIA's problem with it?
Shady tricks by Android apps, as coders steal intellectual property and introduce excessively aggressive advertising frameworks to make money.
Cybercrime is big business these days, in fact it's an industry. So it's not a surprise to find that criminals are embracing ecommerce. But some will be surprised to discover just how professional and legitimate criminal websites can appear.
VMware has confirmed that source code posted on PasteBin by a hacker calling himself "Hardcore Charlie", is a portion of code from its ESX Hypervisor product.
Users may not realise now that their computers are using rogue DNS servers to access the internet... but come July 9th, things might be rather different.
Find out how to check your computer, and how Sophos products can help.
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has discovered that more than one in every ten second hand hard drives contains recoverable personal information of the original owner.
A few thoughts on the "hacktivist" group Anonymous that came out of Josh Corman and Brian "Jericho" Martin's keynote at the SOURCE security conference in Boston last week.
One in every five Mac computers is harbouring some kind of malware, a new study from the experts at Sophos has revealed.
Sophos has revealed a disturbingly high level of malware on Mac computers - with both Windows and Mac threats being discovered.
The home addresses and personal email details of some 38,000 participants in Sunday's London Marathon were exposed for anyone to access on the race's official website.
Celebrities were amongst those who had their private details exposed by the glitch.