Atheist websites in Australia have been hit by distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
While bloggers tut-tut at Microsoft’s record 34 vulnerabilities, patched yesterday in 13 updates, Adobe has sneaked out fixes for a staggering 29 flaws in just two products.
It has emerged that yesterday’s news of 10,000 Hotmail accounts being hacked was merely the tip of the iceberg and 20,000 AOL, Yahoo, Comcast, Earthlink and Gmail accounts have also been compromised.
There is more embarrassment for the UK Ministry of Defence after a document about how to avoid leaks of documents was leaked onto the internet.
Web site neowin.net reported that thousands of Hotmail accounts were posted online a few days ago.
Auburn University in Alabama has developed a new way of filtering out denial of service attacks on computer networks, including cloud computing systems, which it says could significantly improve security on government, commercial, and educational systems.
A Gmail user had his email service suspended because a bank sent him other people's account details by mistake.
Opinion: It's no surprise that Apple will be unveiling new iMacs and MacBooks soon. Rumors have been floating for weeks and now retailers are running out of stock of existing units and being told, in effect, to wait for the new ones. Last time Apple updated its consumer line of personal computers it cut prices, but buyers continued to pay a premium for the Apple logo.
There's a sort of logic to it: security experts are fighting worms using a strategy modeled on the behaviour of ants.
The telco investigated for snooping on customers for the government in
the wake of the September 11 attacks has decided to take advantage of a
“call for help” feature on Intel's vPro technology.
Software giant Microsoft is suing the writers of scareware code of the type that hit the New York Times over the weekend.
We saw it with Michael Jackson, we saw it with Farrah Fawcett - a celebrity death is bonanza time for spammers. And Patrick Swayzee is no exception, with scareware alerts appearing within hours of his death.
Those annoying little Captcha images look set to be around a while longer, following a study examining whether they really do prevent automated network attacks.
The US publisher of a flight simulator site which was hacked in May says it has tracked down the perpetrator and provided evidence to the British police.
A slew of recent hacking attacks has prompted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to form a cyber security working group. The group is expected to assess the FCC's current cyber security expertise, identify vulnerabilities and submit recommendations to address any deficiencies.
ATM fraud in Europe is rising fast, with criminals using increasingly sophisticated methods of attack.
The policeman in charge of child protection on the internet in the UK
has warned that parents are failing to protect children from sexual
Although it might be a little late, a network project has started to try and crack a couple of World War Two Enigma messages.
The Snow Leopard security debate can best be described as a raging tempest in a teacup. Indeed, the majority of mainstream platforms - including Microsoft Windows - are inherently insecure.
The web site of open source organisation The Apache Group was taken down on Friday after being hacked.