Leaky logic leaves logins loose in logfiles; mendacious mails menace Macs with Mavericks malware, and criminal contractor compromises Korean credit company!
60 Sec Security - 25 Jan 2014...
Chet and Duck are here with their weekly roundup of news, opinion, advice and research.
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Singapore police have arrested a man they claim is "The Messiah."
They allege he's responsible for recent hacks against websites in Singapore, including the blog of a journalist who didn't report his original hacking threats as precisely as he liked.
The New York Mets fan reportedly is being held in connection with tweeted threats that include sneaking into the clubhouse and putting bombs in everyone's cleats. If this is the work of a fan, who needs enemies?
News has surfaced that the criminals behind the Blackhole exploit kit have been arrested.
Now, everyone wants to know, "Will the arrest have any effect on the prevalence of the threat?"
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs looks at the data...
Police are linking the 16-year-old to the March DDoS attack against Spamhaus - an attack of unprecedented force that rippled through the internet, affecting the London Internet Exchange and causing worldwide disruption.
How does a bug in Android put your Bitcoins at risk? Why did the City of London bin its bins? What was Unpatch Wednesday? What to do with a 3D printer after you've made your own gun?
Find out in 60 seconds!
A 35-year-old Dutch national, officially identified only as S.K., was arrested in Spain on Thursday.
He is accused of DDoS attacks against Spamhaus and others.
Who is S.K., do you think?
The Kim Dotcom saga took yet another turn today when the New Zealand Court of Appeal knocked back one of the big fella's earlier minivictories again US law enforcers.
Paul Ducklin takes you through the timeline of the story so far, and tries to guess what happens next...
The Spanish police have arrested 11 individuals suspected of being members of the infamous Reveton ransomware gang.
An alleged hacker, suspected by the FBI of stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts, has been arrested by Thai police and paraded in front of the world's media.
Controversial Wikileaks pinup Julian Assange has been arrested after slipping out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek medical treatment at a nearby clinic.
Or has he?
Romanian hackers busted with half a MILLION credit cards from Australia - how could THAT have happened?
A Romanian carding crew allegedly made off with half a million Aussie credit card numbers, racking up charges averaging more than $1000 each on 30,000 of them.
Half a MILLION cards from Australia. And the crooks didn't even need to leave Romania. How could THAT have happened?
A uniformed police officer at a recent Assange-oriented press briefing fell under the lens of a Press Association snapper.
The officer was carrying a clipboard...can you guess what happened next?
Geolocation and related technologies that keep track of you and your devices have loomed large and Big Brotherishly in recent Naked Security coverage.
Is there a good side to geolocation and on-line tracking? Seems there is...
The Dutch High Tech Crime Team has arrested a 17-year-old man for accessing customer account data on servers run by KPN, one of the largest ISPs in The Netherlands.
A hacker in Romania has been arrested and accused of breaking into NASA and causing $500,000 in damages.
For the last two weeks, Australia has been fascinated with a peculiar crime committed in one of Sydney's most prestigious suburbs.
If you've heard the name of the victim, Madeleine Pulver, you've probably heard the story behind the crime.