Articles by Mark Stockley
Security researchers have discovered that thousands of popular websites are putting their users' data at risk by leaking internal status information.
The sites in question include a host of well known names and should-know-betters including Ford, Tweetdeck, Webex, Php.net and Staples.
Eric Wheeler's CNET article spelled out the apocalyptic future that awaits us if we don't stop Do Not Track. But is it actually true?
Google has finally added support for the DNT (Do Not Track) header to their latest developer build of Chrome. The modification is likely to make it into an official release of Google's popular web browser before the end of the year.
With a deft side step, Microsoft appears to have outwitted opponents, like Google and Facebook, on their plans to have Do Not Track on by default in Windows 8....
Browser vendors don't really compete on features any more, they compete on performance and trust; the best browser is the fastest, most secure and most private.
The question is - how quickly will Mozilla and Google respond?
In a recent experiment writer Andy Baio was able to uncover the identities of seven anonymous bloggers from a random sample of 50 in under 30 minutes; all thanks to a simple mistake they'd made in setting up their websites.
Earlier this week the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released the first drafts of two new privacy standards aimed at simplifying and standardising how websites read and comply with web users’ privacy settings. So is it going to make a difference?
A zero-day vulnerability is being exploited in-the-wild to crash BIND 9 DNS servers all over the internet. The flaw, a Denial of Service vulnerability described as an "as-yet unidentified network event" affects all of the currently supported versions of BIND.
A new report suggests that Google's Code Search is being used by groups such as LulzSec and Anonymous to find passwords and other private data, gain access to secure networks and decide who their next victim should be.
A security hole in iOS, the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads, has allowed hacker Charlie Miller to defeat Apple’s famously discerning App Store review process.
A pair of researchers have unveiled a serious new attack on web browser security.
The ability to crack encrypted web traffic removes the safety net that protects you when you're doing sensitive online tasks like banking or using credit cards.
Security researchers have captured 120,000 emails intended for Fortune 500 companies by exploiting a basic typo.
The emails included trade secrets, business invoices, personal information about employees, network diagrams and passwords.
A newly discovered vulnerability in the Apache web server could leave up to 65% of all websites vulnerable to low-powered denial-of-service attacks.
Mark Stockley has found his contact details in a massive online database. What's really upset him though, is that the person who posted his information is protected by anonymity.
A bank robbery in the MMORPG Eve Online netted a criminal thousands of dollars, but whose job is it to police crimes in a virtual world?