New technique targets C code to spot, contain malware attacks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in the C programming language – which is often used to create root exploit malware, whereas the bulk of Android applications are written in Java.

Flame creators may have worked with Stuxnet team

Security experts say that the Stuxnet and Flame viruses share sections of code, indicating that their creators collaborated.

DoD eyes crowdsourced bug hunting for weapon systems

With all the ongoing cyber attacks and hacks, it is quite obvious that securing military software should be rated a high priority mission. 



Computer scientist cracks eighteenth-century secret code

Three hunded years after it was created, the Copiale Cipher has been broken using machine translation techniques.

Microsoft wants devs to code Phone apps in their spare time

Yesterday we reported that Microsoft was pimping out free Windows 7 phones to its employees. Today we learned that Redmond expects hard-working MS devs to code Phone apps in their spare time.

Raunchy Droid detects bra sizes

Are you ladies wearing a push-up bra for a grander effect? Or do you prefer the minimalist approach offered by a humble sports brassiere? 



Mozilla axes Firefox for Windows Mobile

Mozilla has axed its Firefox for Windows Mobile project in response to Microsoft's decision to "close off" development for native applications.