A security expert recently made an astonishing claim at a North American security event: one in three Android apps is malware-infected, and almost all devices are compromised.
Sounds like terrible news for Android users - but is it true?
Just under a month ago, the official distribution site for the Linux kernel was taken offline following an embarrasing malware incident.
The good news is that kernel.org is back online. It's not all roses, though.
Even if you are one of the
several many entirely law-abiding users of BitTorrent, the mothership company Bittorrent, Inc. may recently have put you in harm's way.
Lots of readers said they'd like to see our 'news-with-a-conscience' videos more than once a month.
So here you go. 60 Second Security, once every two weeks.
Large online retailer Play.com has emailed its customers yesterday admitting to a security breach in its marketing communications. Names and emails may have been compromised. Play.com claims the breach happened outside its walls, so presumably they use a third party marketing consultancy to manage part or all of its marketing activities.
Marco Slaviero, a presenter at Hack in the Box 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had a narrow escape yesterday after a number of outsized presentation arrows ganged up and threatened to attack him during his talk. Powerpoint was initially suspected.
Stuxnet, the malware story which refuses to die, has dominated recent security media coverage. Firstly, Stuxnet targets the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) used in plants and factories. Secondly, Stuxnet's prevalence was apparently greatest in Iran, giving hyperbolistas plenty to dine out on.