Men likelier to fall for Facebook scams

Men are mugs when it comes to Facebook, it seems, engaging in far riskier behaviour and making themselves much more vulnerable to data theft.

Hijacked Twitter controls botnet

Security researchers have positively identified an automated toolkit that creates a custom bot using Twitter as a virtual command and control (C&C) platform.

Nefarious "iPad virus" masquerades as iTunes update

Steve Jobs, where are you!? A nefarious virus has targeted users of your magical, shiny and overpriced Apple iPads.

Gamers more prone to spam and phishing

Gamers beware - you're 50 percent more likely to suffer spam and phishing attacks than other social network users.

BitDefender acknowledges anti-virus debacle

BitDefender has acknowledged that its anti-virus software update may have caused the crash of an unspecified number of 64-bit Windows machines.