Monthly Archives: March 2013
A government department in New Zealand has had to apologise twice after mixing up CC: and BCC: when apologising for mixing up CC: and BCC:.
It's a really easy mistake to make, so take a moment to remind yourself why it's a bad idea...
A security researcher tested a slew of (probably inappropriately misconfigured) storage buckets and found about one in six were open to the public, exposing content we think companies would probably have preferred remain private.
Lisa Vaas explores what has happened.
Facebook should be doing more to protect its billion users from abuse, argues Graham Cluley.
Can any social network defend taking no proactive action against pages which promote date-rape drug Rohypnol and have obviously offensive content?
To remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams ranging from identity theft to return-preparer fraud, the IRS posted its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams for 2013.
The largest recorded DDoS attack has been ongoing for over eight days now, causing slowdowns and errors throughout the internet. Is this a one time scenario or does this expose a greater weakness in the world's largest network?
Phishing is often regarded as old hat. From a technical perspective, it's a case of 'been there, done that'. Sometimes however, we come across attacks that are just a little bit more interesting (or at least different) from the norm.
Have you joined thousands of others, and become a loyal listener to the "Chet Chat" yet?
Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 105, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.
Spanish open source association Hispalinux, reports Reuters, has officially complained to the European Commission about the Windows 8 Secure Boot system.
Paul Ducklin gets quizzical about what happens next...
Chet inteviews the writer and director of hacker film "Code 2600" and Austin BSides organizers/consultants Michael Gough and Ian Robertson. We also introduce the new Kickstarter Hackers in Uganda.
Slovenian police on Thursday raided 12 homes and arrested five Slovenian citizens in connection with sending malware-packed email to small and medium businesses' accounting departments.
A US teenager is charged with distributing child pornography after allegedly hacking minors' cellphones through an SMS ad that installed malware, giving him access to the phones' content.
Apple has had a good-bad-good-bad week of it in the computer security environment.
Its announcement of two-step verification for some users was quickly followed by a report of a password recovery exploit for everyone else...
A pair of Maltese vulnerability researchers have found a security hole in Battlefield: Play4Free from digital games giant EA.
The vulnerability abuses the fact that different versions of Windows deal differently with erroneous input to the function used to start new processes.
Should you trust the security notice you have just been emailed, telling you to watch out for scam emails and to use hard-to-crack passwords?
After celebrity Web 2.0 journalist Mat Honan had all his iDevices remote-wiped by a cybercrook last year, Apple's login security has been under scrutiny.
Good news! Apple has finally bitten the bullet and started offering two-factor verification for Apple ID users...
The official Twitter account used by the BBC's weather team has been hijacked by Syrian hackers.
Fortunately, they don't seem to be using it to spread malicious links - but are instead trying to spread political messages about Syria instead.