Claims are made that the Aurora hackers weren't just Chinese-sponsored hackers bent on messing with Tibetan activists.
Rather it was a Chinese counterintelligence operation that sought to discover if the US had uncovered the identity of clandestine agents operating within its borders.
Episode #109 of our popular Chet Chat podcast series is out.
Chet and Duck are back with their almost entirely reverent opinions on the latest computer security issues.
The US Congress sent Google a letter listing eight specific privacy areas concerning Glass that legislators would like to know quite a bit more about. As would many of us, now that you mention it.
Apple released the latest update to iTunes today, version 11.0.3, fixing 41 vulnerabilities in the Windows version and 1 in the OS X version. Many of these flaws are rated critical and we advise you update as soon as possible.
Microsoft has just released its monthly updates for May 2013. The zero-day IE flaw used on the Dept of Labor website was fixed, as well as an IE 10 hole used at PWN2OWN.
Critical fixes for Adobe Reader, Flash Player and ColdFusion also hit the streets today.
It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for May 2013 will be published in the coming week.
Paul Ducklin points out what to prepare for...
Satirical news publication The Onion has gone into detail about how hackers managed to steal its passwords, access its internal emails, and hijack its Twitter account.
The recent and widely reported US Dept of Labor website hack turned out to be a zero-day exploit against IE.
Good news! Microsoft just published an emergency "Fix it" patch against the vulnerability...
The wouldn't-it-be-nice fix would take care of the sticky situations we're getting into (and Google's getting sued about) with our personal data getting sucked up by companies and advertisers. Another fanciful idea that actually makes a lot of sense: changing our name at the age of 18, as Schmidt mused.
The US Department of Defense has approved the use of Samsung phones running "Knox," a hardened version of Android.
Apple just released iOS 6.1.4 for the iPhone 5.
Apparently, it improves speakerphone calls, but it doesn't fix the lock-screen bug in iOS 6.1.3...
A new proposal would require tech firms to design surveillance-enabling trapdoors from the ground up or modify existing services, facilities and equipment. The FBI says it's necessary to quickly catch terrorists and child abusers, but others say it's a recipe for opening servers up to hacking and illicit surveillance.
Minority groups in China appear to have been targeted by a Mac malware attack, delivered via boobytrapped Word documents.
Who could possibly be interested in targeting their computers?
Security researchers have identified a security hole in Viber that can be exploited to bypass Android smartphones' lock screen and gain full access to the device.
Just last week you were congratulating yourself for patching your computer against a Java security hole.
Now another zero-day unpatched vulnerability has been found in Oracle's widely used software.