Monthly Archives: June 2012
If you've found a security issue with PayPal, you could receive a monetary reward for informing the firm responsibly.
Alan Turing is probably best known to the public for his cryptanalytical derring-do at Bletchley Park, UK, during the Second World War.
But it is Turing's ever-present Halting Problem which teaches us the most about modern-day computer security. We salute his pioneering work.
A new bill has been brought before the US Senate that would unify data breach notification laws across the United States. Read on for what's protected and how it would work.
GovCertUK, the UK Government's Computer Emergency Response Team, had issued an alert warning that attackers could bypass gateway anti-virus software to infect organisations, by encoding malicious PDF files into the XDP format.
Apple has filed a patent for making clones of your online identity that will serve up misinformation to data collectors, thus polluting the data stream that feeds electronic profiling.
Apple is pushing its users more and more to download apps from the Mac App Store. But what happens if the software on the Mac App Store is less secure than non-App Store versions?
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland, UK, has been stung with a £225,000 ($350,000) fine for a data breach.
In this case, though, the break-in was physical and the stolen data existed in printed form or on film...
In what has all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored attack, the website of a European aeronautical parts supplier had been hacked, and had a zero-day Microsoft security vulnerability planted upon it.
Although security software can protect against this vulnerability, let's hope that Microsoft can release a proper patch against it - it's being actively exploited in the wild.