Monthly Archives: April 2012
The Mehr news agency in Iran is reporting that the oil ministry and entire industry has been taken offline after suffering a malware attack.
iPhone users are being tricked into buying a phony screen-lock app, which is actually nothing more than a wallpaper.
Eight men have been arrested for running a secret online store that sold more than $1 million worth of narcotics. It's alleged that the gang hid its tracks by operating on the Tor network.
Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin chat about the security issues surrounding Apple's new iTunes security, knowledge-based authentication, Mac malware and Google's fine from the FCC.
A new law being debated in the US is causing concern among privacy advocates. The law is designed to encourage information sharing to thwart cybercrime, yet even the White House is expressing concerns over the privacy implications of the bill.
Anonymous hacktivists blasted the Formula 1 website off the net, with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
SophosLabs is intercepting a spammed-out malware campaign, pretending to be an email about a revealing photo posted online of the recipient.
The emails, which have a variety of subject lines and message bodies, arrive with an attached ZIP file (IMG0893.zip) which contains a Trojan horse.
A recent report has shown a large increase in the number of fraudulent phone calls attempting to voice phish customers of US banks.
Tempted to try out the much talked about Instagram app? Well, be careful where you get it from - as malware authors are distributing malware disguised as the popular app.
A new Bill wants to protect children by requiring all users to opt-in if they want to access porn. This would create a system of censorship by default. Is this necessary when parents already have access to porn-management tools?
Two teenagers have been arrested following a series of prank calls and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks launched against the Anti-Terrorist Hotline.
Flaming Retort is back, this time trying to Coole and Explayne the flames we've had from some Mac users in the past few days.
In a back-to-front way of making Mac fans feel better, I'll start by making everyone feel slightly worse, taking a small potshot at Windows, OS X and Linux fans alike.
BSides Austin - Security tools for the cloud, password storage, GoogleTV hacks, card key hacking and how to get ahead in IT
There were lots of fantastic presentations at BSides Austin last week, here are a few of our favorites.
A new version of the Mac OS X Sabpab Trojan horse has come to light, and rather than relying upon a Java vulnerability - it appears to be exploiting malformed Word documents instead.
Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud.