Articles by Lee Munson
Microsoft, in conjunction with Europol and the FBI, have successfully taken down the click fraud servers used by ZeroAccess, disrupting one of the world's largest and most resilient botnets.
A US senator has asked leading car manufacturers to explain how they secure their vehicles against cyber attacks. Democrat Edward Markey asked 20 leading car makers to respond to a set of questions about vehicle security including how they test modern electrical systems and onboard wireless networks.
At this time of year, as we search for Cyber Monday bargains and prepare for Christmas, it is rather tempting to enjoy the comfort of shopping from our own homes and not have to battle the seasonal queues. But shopping on the web is not always a perfect experience as many consumers discover to their cost.
When it comes to electronic devices, bad things do happen. Components fail, power outages do occur, files can be accidentally deleted... oh and millions of dollars worth of Bitcoins can be chucked in the bin.
Google's recent decision to revamp YouTube's comment system by integrating Google+ in order to reduce spam has proven to be extremely unpopular with users. Ironically, however, it has proven to be quite a hit with the spammers themselves.
The risk of cyberattacks on SMBs has been examined in detail in a recent Sophos-sponsored report by the Ponemon Institute. The report - The Risk of an Uncertain Security Strategy - surveyed over 2,000 IT security managers within organisations employing up to 5,000 people.
European travellers will soon be able to use their personal electronic devices (PEDs) for the entire duration of their flights following a new ruling from Europe's air safety agency.
Thousands of people across Europe and, more specifically, in Ireland have had their credit card and personal details stolen after a company which runs reward schemes was hacked.
A new program, dubbed PIN Skimmer by its University of Cambridge creators, can correctly guess a high proportion of PINs by utilising the device's camera and microphone.
Would-be bug hunters can earn $300 - $5000 thanks to Microsoft and Facebook, who have announced that they will now work together to offer cash rewards to white hats who discover flaws in popular software applications as well as across the web at large.
Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, is set to install facial recognition technology in all 450 of its petrol station forecourts.
A new survey from Ernst & Young discovered that 96% of the 1,909 executives questioned felt that their companies were unprepared for a cyber attack, but only 23% of the companies placed security awareness in their top two priorities.
A University of Surrey researcher created a cheap receiver from off-the-shelf electronics and was able to eavesdrop on contactless card payments at distances of 20-90 centimetres - collecting credit card numbers, expiry dates, and cardholder names. This despite the fact that one of the main security features of contactless cards is a requirement not to transfer payment data in excess of 10cm from a reader.
US prosecutors described Lauri Love as a "sophisticated and prolific computer hacker" who allegedly stole "massive quantities of sensitive data" which, they claim, resulted in "millions of dollars in losses." Love and his three accomplices allegedly stole data on more than 500 individuals, as well as information about government budgets and the "demolition and disposal of military facilities."
UK police thought they'd uncovered the 3D printing of gun parts - what they actually found were parts for printers. Embarrassing as this might be, their sensitivity is perhaps understandable - with 3D printers on sale for around £1,000 it could prove to be a stealthy and affordable means for criminals to acquire lethal weapons.
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Microsoft has pulled the weekend's release of Windows RT 8.1 due to a "situation" that causes the Blue Screen of Death on Surface tablets. Here are the fixes you need if you were caught up this epic fail of an update.
On Monday, Snapchat admitted in a blog post that it will, and already has, handed photos over to US law enforcement agencies, with the possibility of images being seen before Snapchat recipients.
Police are searching for six men who are believed to be involved in the illegal installation of credit card skimmers in a Nordstrom department store in Aventura, Florida.