Articles by Lisa Vaas
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.
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.
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.
A Reuters journalist has been indicted by a US federal grand jury for allegedly handing over the login credentials of his former employer, Los Angeles Times parent company Tribune Co., to Anonymous hackers.
Brian Krebs was the victim of a caller ID spoof that resulted in armed police surrounding his house. He's pretty sure about the criminal element responsible and has linked the perpetrator(s) to a denial-of-service attack against Ars Technica following its report of Krebs's ordeal.
The US's national vulnerability database has been offline for days thanks to multi-server infection inflicted by hacker(s) who really know how to hurt a infosec guy or gal.
A $7 million fine imposed by 38 US states will settle an investigation into Google's grab of private data - including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords - from unsecured wireless networks as its cars patrolled neighborhoods, snapping photos around the world.
French telecom regulators have suggested that Skype could face charges for failing to register as a telecom and do all the things that French telecoms are supposed to do - for example, let French police eavesdrop on calls...
Google's internet-enabled head gear, due to be released this year, promises to be a privacy nightmare, what with the capability to surreptitiously record photos, video and audio of the wearer's surroundings.
Patch Tuesday is bringing seven security fixes, with Microsoft deeming four of them "drop-everything-and-fix-this-now" critical in Windows, IE, Silverlight, Office and Microsoft Server.
"OK, Microsoft... no more Mr. Nice Guy," the European Commission said to the company that just can't seem to figure out how to give PC users a browser choice.
How's this for a phone call you don't want on a Sunday night: Visa's fraud unit, calling to ask whether you're aware that $1,371 has been wired from your bank account via Western Union.
Unfortunately, it's far from a rare occurrence...
The White House agrees with the 114,000+ US citizens who signed a petition to make cell phone unlocking legal.
What they didn't address: the legality of jailbreaking and rooting.
If you're nimble enough, you can get past the Galaxy Note 2's lock screen. And PIN. And password. And face unlock.
With the new "six strikes" piracy alert system, Comcast plans to hijack offenders' browsers, Cablevision will suspend subscribers for 24 hours after a fifth offense, and plenty of ISPs are looking at throttling infringers' connections down to a crawl.