Monthly Archives: October 2012
One vendor's threat to sue has resulted in two canceled talks about a nuclear power plant's potential vulnerabilities to cyber-attack.
Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.
The Georgian government's CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) claims it has linked an internet attack to Russia's security services, and even turned the tables on a hacker it believes was involved by secretly taking over his computer and taking video footage of him.
A recent report suggests that the devastating cyber attack that wiped out thousands of computers belonging to Saudi Arabia's national oil company was the work of a lone hacker - days after the US Secretary of Defense cited it as an example of a state sponsored attack.
What do we really know?
Yahoo! has decided to ignore Internet Explorer 10 users privacy choices. Are IE 10 users losing out on a tailored advertising experience?
Windows 8 is now available and Microsoft is touting the entirely new user interface and app store. What security enhancements were made over Windows 7 and are these changes reason enough to upgrade?
Gearbox, the maker of the popular game Borderlands 2, is warning Xbox 360 users to be careful of who they play with, following a rash of reports of unexplained character deaths.
The culprit: a software flaw that appears to be spreading, "STD-like", from Borderlands 2 "modders" to other law-abiding players.
On Friday, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to consumers.
Today, the experts at SophosLabs have intercepted a phishing attack which plays upon interest in the new operating system.
Sci-fi turns real as the Boeing and the US Air Force test a drone-like, experimental weapon that targets electronics while sparing buildings and human lives. It sounds too good to be true, which it well might be, given the range of mishaps that have plagued US drones.
Here you go. All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) already has a pretty poor record with security experts. The news this week that the agency was tipping its hand by encoding how it planned to conduct passenger screening in boarding passes isn't helping that.
A malware attack has been spammed out widely via email to internet users, posing as a message about photos.
Naked Security's Paul Ducklin talks to the Risky Business podcast about Oracle's patching schedule, lawsuits against Sony after the PlayStation Network breach and how a mathematician unpicked Google's DKIM verifier.
Organizations in the financial services and public administration sectors are the primary targets of sophisticated attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property, with attacks involving both external and internal agents and lasting for months or years, according to a new report from Verizon.