Monthly Archives: May 2012
There are some truly horrific stories about how jilted boyfriends have used the internet to get their (sometimes violent) revenge on former partners.
Are the authorities, and sites such as Craigslist, doing enough to protect us?
Yahoo just released a new iOS browser called Axis, along with corresponding extensions for desktop browsers. The Chrome extension came with a little something extra: Yahoo's private key.
Breaking into a browser isn't as easy as it was a few years ago. Back then, many browsers ran as a single monolithic process which could be leapt in a single bound.
That's unusual these days, so this is a hacking story of considerable derring-do.
A round of phishing emails is targeting Comcast cable internet users purporting to be a security service from the company called Constant Guard.
Google is warning searchers that they could lose internet access on July 9th if they were hit by the DNS Changer malware - but could cybercriminals mimic the internet giant's warning for their own nefarious ends?
A man who was in command of a botnet of some 30 million computers worldwide has been sentenced to four years jail in Armenia.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been Bob Moog's 78th birthday. Moog was a pioneer in electronic music, using transistors to build analog computers.
Are today's digital computers superior to their analog counterparts?
They used to be called "Letters from Nigeria", but it's not such a good name these days. Because they can come from any corner of the world, in a multitude of languages.
You might not yet have heard of Wikipedia GLAM. It's a project targeting galleries, libraries, archives and museums, aimed at "improving Wikipedia's coverage of topics related to the cultural sector".
Intriguingly, GLAM has just notched up its first Wikipedia Town.
A recent phishing scam targets Norton users... or is that AOL users?
It seems the cybercriminals can't quite decide.
SSCC 91 - Utah explains data breach, Facebook hacker jailed, FlashBack removal for Leopard, Pentagon expands data sharing
This week's Chet Chat returns to our usual news format this week with guest Gary Korhonen (@hundredaire). Gary and Chet discuss the Utah data breach, Facebook hacker's prison term, OS X Leopard's FlashBack removal tool, Pentagon data sharing and Operation Phish Phry sentencing.
The beta version of Sophos Mobile Security for Android has been updated to support tablets.
Download a free copy now and tell us what you think!
Do you know what William Shakespeare, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jawaharlal Nehru have in common with the data security expert community (and possibly you)?
The Security Development Conference held in Washington DC provides the answer.
A recently-patched bug in the widely-used sudo command makes for interesting reading.
The patch reminds us of some important points in security-related programming.
Yesterday, US copyright regulators opened up the floodgates for a public hearing of proposals to change copyright law, including authorizing the cracking of tablets, DVDs, gaming consoles and mobile phones. Tell us what you think...
Who doesn't love a good romance story? Oh, probably those who have ended up losing out on a lot of money.