Monthly Archives: April 2013
It was twenty years ago today/That the World Wide Web came out to play...
On 30 April 1993, CERN Geneva officially put the Web, and the early client and server side software that made it work, into the public domain...
It sometimes seems like anyone with a computer feels qualified to do comparative anti-virus testing. There are a lot of pitfalls to look out for, which often trip up unwary would-be testers and regularly lead to wonky data and odd conclusions. So how do you know which tests are any good?
Vulnerability researchers at Core Security recently turned their attention on internet-enabled cameras, finding lots of holes.
And when security holes arise from features, not bugs, you really do feel like shouting aloud, "What WERE they thinking?"
If you've received an email in your inbox telling you that your wire transfer has been cancelled, take care - as it's the latest attempt by online criminals to infect the general public's Windows computers.
The owner of a jewelry store believes that one or more burglars stuck GPS devices on her car and on her son's car. That, she figures, enabled them to track when her house would likely be empty so they could break in.
A 24-year-old UK man has admitted to posting threats on the Facebook tribute page of a teenager killed after being thrown from a truck.
He told police he didn't think anybody would take the threats seriously. He was very wrong.
The Syrian Electronic Army is up to its dirty tricks again - this time hijacking Twitter accounts belonging to The Guardian.
Google has made a number of changes to its Android Play Store ecosystem recently.
There's now a rudimentary anti-virus provided with the OS, a ban on ad blockers, and, most recently, an official policy on sneaky "off-market" updates...
A 35-year-old Dutch national, officially identified only as S.K., was arrested in Spain on Thursday.
He is accused of DDoS attacks against Spamhaus and others.
Who is S.K., do you think?
Since 2011, data security company ViaSat UK has spiced up the Infosecurity Europe conference by filing a Freedom of Information request for data breach statistics.
In previous years they've fallen out with the regulators over the matter, but things turned out better in 2013...
The federal magistrate found that forced decryption would violate the computer scientist's Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. It's no triumph for the agents who fight child abuse, but it is a win for privacy and for curtailment of government power over our data.
Minority groups in China appear to have been targeted by a Mac malware attack, delivered via boobytrapped Word documents.
Who could possibly be interested in targeting their computers?
Do you usually shy away from legal documents?
Well, here's one that's well worth reading: it deals very interestingly with the zone in which busting cybercrooks and protecting privacy intersect...
Award-winning security blogger Brian Krebs is loved by everyone on the internet... apart from the criminals.
Find out what they're saying about him in their latest version of the Redkit exploit kit.
Computer users are warned to be on the lookout for messages in their email inbox, claiming to be an incoming fax.
US federal prosecutors claim that journalist Matthew Keys handed over login credentials for his former employer, Los Angeles Times' parent company, Tribune Company. Keys' defense says it was the work of an imposter.