AVG has confirmed that a recent database update placed several iTunes DLL files in quarantine after falsely identifying them as a Trojan virus. However, a revised update removed the quarantine just five hours after the error was first identified.
Pentagon investigators have discovered that one of its contractors failed to provide adequate computer security for a military health services operation.
Federal agencies are facing a severe shortage of computer specialists according to a private study.
Mozilla patched a “critical” security issue in Firefox 3.5 less than a
month after the browser’s release. Version 3.5.1 corrects “several”
vulnerabilities, including an exploitable memory corruption problem
that could allow an attacker to access client computers.
US Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories have developed a 'neighborhood watch' cybersecurity system that they say could be extended to the private sector.
The hacker who broke Twitter's rather feeble security last month was able to find and copy confidential documents because they were shared between Twitter employees using Google's web apps.
Companies don't appreciate the security risks that iPhones pose,
according to a self interested survey from yes, you've guessed it, a
IBM has today finalised a seven-year deal to provide the core elements of the UK government's plans to upgrade to biometric passports.
The Cyber Secure Institute (CSI) has criticized Microsoft's current "hack-and-patch" strategy. According to executive director Rob Housman, the industry would be better off focusing on the deployment of "new technologies" that are inherently secure and certified against the "types of threats we face today."
A new algorithm could improve the speed an accuracy of facial recognition, and even see through a disguise.
The department of Homeland Security, along with other government sites including the Secret Service, Federal Trade Commission and Transportation department, have been hit with a massive denial of service (DoS) attack. The White House, the Department of Defense, the New York Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq and the Washington Post were also targeted.
Criminals can easily predict a person's Social Security number using publicly available data, according to Carnegie Mellon University researchers.
Microsoft said it is “is investigating a privately reported
vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control” that could allow an
attacker to gain the same user rights as a local user on your Windows
PC. What makes this security issue especially interesting that it aims
at a component Microsoft apparently had no idea still exists.
News of the death of the software filter Red China wants to put on every PC that enters the country is, it seems, greatly exaggerated.
Spam scams relating to Michael Jackson's death are spreading like wildfire across the internet.
Researchers from across Europe have built the largest quantum key distribution network ever, sending secure, quantum-encrypted information over an eight-node, mesh network.
As we are hearing more and more stories about flaws in “Green Dam”
censorware, a software that is required to be installed on all
computers sold in China beginning July 1, it is reported that Sony is
already shipped PCs with the software, which is designed to filter
Educational websites around the world, including MIT and Berkeley, have been hacked to include links to sites selling products such as Viagra and Cialis.
Oxford, UK - Educational websites around the world, including MIT and Berkeley, have been hacked to include links to sites selling products such as Viagra and Cialis.
Mozilla has patched a number of security and stability issues plaguing its popular Firefox browser. "We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have Firefox 3, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours," the company said in a statement.