Articles by Chester Wisniewski
A security researcher has discovered a way to allow any code to run on Windows RT/Surface tablets, effectively "jailbreaking" Microsoft's latest foray into mobile computing.
Microsoft has released an advisory on a new zero day attack against users of Internet Explorer. While a Fixit is available it may be best to avoid using IE for awhile.
Interested in the buzz around the Mayan calendar ceasing to increment after December 21st, 2012? Don't go looking for presentations about the topic, you might be in for a nasty surprise.
Last week Oracle released Java 7 update 10 to the world without fixing a single vulnerability. That doesn't mean there aren't serious security improvements though. New settings could make Java users much safer from here forward.
Iran's CERT has issued a warning about a new targeted malware attack that erases hard drives. Is this really the next Stuxnet? Hardly.
Sophos Vancouver steps up to raise funds for men's health research and wins some contests in the process.
A new particularly virulent version of the malware family known as W32/VBNA (also SillyFDC/Autorun) is spreading very quickly. It takes advantage of Windows Autorun and some very clever social engineering techniques to plant banking Trojans on victim computers.
The Swiss are known for their prestigious and generous gifts to those who achieve what others can only imagine. SophosLabs managed to impress the committee and earn one of these coveted prizes recently.
A new round of spams proclaims you have been charged for a large purchase from Apple.
All links lead to webpages infected with the Blackhole exploit kit. Be cautious with your online shopping this holiday season.
Adobe have released a critical update for Flash Player that fixes seven remote code execution vulnerabilities. Set phasers to patch!
A new Trojan is on the scene designed to steal your images and memory dumps. Are the thieves digging for dirt or stealing state secrets?
An authentication bypass vulnerability was found in Facebook leading to Google searches that could allow attackers to impersonate people on Facebook without a password.
Michael Argast rejoined Chet this halloween to catch up on the week's news including new DMCA exceptions, Hurricane Sandy scams, Yahoo! ignoring do not track, Barnes and Noble credit cards skimming and Facebook's donation to spam research.
As usual online scam artists have latched onto the interest in Hurricane Sandy to attempt to lure people into their traps. It is only spam and survey scams at the moment, but be on the lookout for further attacks.
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?
The latest beta release of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser has introduced a new social media API. Can a web browser make it easier to use social media while protecing your privacy? Mozilla hopes so.
In an attempt to cash in on the interest in the upcoming US presidential election, online criminals have begun circulating malicious emails pretending to be CNN news alerts about Mitt Romney pulling ahead in the polls.