Articles by Paul Roberts
Hackers used the Thanksgiving holiday to launch a crafty attack against a local school district in the state of Wisconsin, compromising a direct deposit system, and stealing $150,000 intended for teachers.
A group claiming to be from Iran has claimed responsibility for a hack of the international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in an effort to expose what the group says is an Israeli nuclear weapons program.
Companies using Samsung and Dell-branded printers are being warned that a hard coded administrative account could allow remote attackers to take control of their device, according to an alert from the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT).
A U.S. federal judge in San Francisco gives the nod of approval, declaring that Google should pay a $22.5M USD fine for misleading consumers about the privacy protections offered to users of Apple's Safari web browser.
Microsoft has reminded Internet Explorer users of the importance of keeping their browser updated against security threats.
The affiliate ad network behind a tidal wave of bogus pitches for Acai Berry weight loss products and colon cleansers has agreed to pay a $2 million penalty to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for deceptive advertising.
Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.
A teenage hacker prodigy in India claims to have developed a prototype of malware that will run on smartphones running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 operating system - the first known instance of Windows Phone 8 malware.
Google’s Chrome web browser finally joined the ranks of privacy-conscious web browsers this week, with a new release that adds a Do Not Track feature, along with other changes.
Revolution OS - or adware? An update to the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will pass searches through Amazon.com's search engine. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls that move a "major privacy problem."
A recent report suggests that the devastating cyber attack that wiped out thousands of computers belonging to Saudi Arabia's national oil company was the work of a lone hacker - days after the US Secretary of Defense cited it as an example of a state sponsored attack.
What do we really know?
Gearbox, the maker of the popular game Borderlands 2, is warning Xbox 360 users to be careful of who they play with, following a rash of reports of unexplained character deaths.
The culprit: a software flaw that appears to be spreading, "STD-like", from Borderlands 2 "modders" to other law-abiding players.
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) already has a pretty poor record with security experts. The news this week that the agency was tipping its hand by encoding how it planned to conduct passenger screening in boarding passes isn't helping that.
Organizations in the financial services and public administration sectors are the primary targets of sophisticated attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property, with attacks involving both external and internal agents and lasting for months or years, according to a new report from Verizon.
Hackers have breached servers belonging to the National Weather Service, and released data online, after exploiting a vulnerability in the weather.gov website.
Apple was eager to promote the many new features in iOS6, but avoided mention of one: IFA - or identifier for advertisers - the company's newest device tracking technology.
The town of Burlington, Washington has warned residents that they could be the targets of identity theft, after hackers compromised systems used to run an online automatic utility billing system and emptied $400,000 from a city bank account.
The US Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert that hackers have released proof of concept exploit code for vulnerabilities in a common SCADA software package used to manage solar energy systems.