Monthly Archives: June 2012
Watch out folks! Spams are making the rounds pretending to be from ADP, but lead you to the dreaded Blackhole exploit kit.
A heavily-armed police SWAT team broke down the door of a house in Evansville, Indiana, smashed windows and tossed a flashbang stun grenade into a living room.. all because of an unsecured WiFi connection.
In the five years since the first iPhone was released, there has never been a serious known case of iOS malware on an non-jailbroken device.
But should users really be congratulating Apple for iOS devices' apparent security?
The latest release of Firefox has been called "unlucky version 13" because it creates web page thumbnails even of secure content, sparking privacy fears.
But is this really a bug? And if so, do any of the "fixes" circulating online actually work? Paul Ducklin finds out.
Most of us likely wouldn't want Apple to store a copy of our DNA or our fingerprints, but that's pretty much what it's doing with another one of our biometric identifiers: namely, our voices.
The new version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, is just around the corner and contains a feature which should go down well with security-minded end users.
Prosecutors are calling for nude photo hacker Christopher Chaney to be sentenced to six years in jail, and pay damages to exposed celebrities.
The State of Alaska has been fined $1.7 million after losing a hard disk that may have contained electronic health records. The investigation by HHS into the loss led them to discover systememic security problems within the state.
The FBI charged 28 and arrested 24 in the bust of a major internet credit card fraud ring today. The accused were involved in a large variety of fraud schemes involving 411,000 credit cards and over $205 million.
Wyndham Hotels is being sued by the US Federal Trade Commission for lax security measures. Will suits like this raise concerns among other organizations that are careless with our personal information?
Cybercriminals have widely spammed out a malware campaign today, posing as a confirmation email about a wire transfer.
You may not be the kind of person who would fall for the attack, but can you say the same for your friends and family members?
The jobs website of a major international hotel chain is silently serving up malware to visitors.
And curiously, the security breach appears to be connected to other recent high profile attacks. Paul Baccas of SophosLabs looks deeper.
One company lost £800m as a result of hostile state cyber attack, says British Security Service chief.
An Australian hacker from the New South Wales country town of Orange has been sent to prison for two-and-a-half years.
David Cecil, who went under the handle 'Evil', was arrested a year ago following a six-month investigation.
Tech news site TechRadar is alerting users that their username, password, email address and date of birth have been accessed by hackers.
Jake Davis and Ryan Cleary have entered guilty pleas to some of the charges against them related to LulzSec attacks on high profile websites last year.
Computer users are being warned to be wary of email messages which suggest they contain nude photographs of girlfriends, or claim that they have been reported to the police, as the attached file (Photo.zip) really contains a Trojan horse.