Facebook Messages could be magnet for hackers

Well, guess what? Facebook's new messaging service might not be all that great for security, Sophos has warned.

US and Australia in talks over cyber-quarantine

The US government is considering emulating an Australian program that allows internet service providers to alert customers who have fallen victim to spambots.

Almost all US kids have photos online before their second birthday

There's no privacy nowadays for even the tiniest members of society, with a survey revealing that eight out of ten children have some sort of online presence before they reach two years old.

TaintDroid tracks unauthorized phone data use

A new prototype Android extension automatically detects apps that are trsnsmitting private data - and finds that as many as half of popular applications do.

Twitter blames upgrade for onMouseOver flaw

Oops: Twitter says it had already identified and fixed the security flaw that left the site in chaos yesterday - but then messed up that fix with a later update.

Feds want better protection for healthcare data

US Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) have moved to pass legislation that would ensure the "robust" protection of sensitive healthcare data.

FBI to probe AT&T security breach

The FBI has said that it has opened an investigation into the AT&T security breach that compromised iPad owners' email addresses.

AT&T was sitting duck for iPad email breach

The leaking of 114,000 private email addresses by Goatse Security was carried out through a simple attack on badly-designed software, according to Praetorian Security Group.

Twitter URL shortener improves security - and Twitter's profits

Twitter is testing a new URL shortening feature that it says will improve security - and that could also give Twitter a lot more saleable information on its users.

Laser sniffs out hidden explosives from a distance

A British team has developed a low-cost laser that can detect hidden explosives from a much greater distance than existing devices.

Australia launches police investigation into Google security breach

Australia's attorney general has called for a police investigation of Google's collection of Wifi data by Street View cars.

Microsoft hits back at Google over security

Microsoft has responded angrily to claims that Google is banning Windows from staffers' machines.

Butterflies' wings could cut bank fraud

Banknotes could get a lot prettier, thanks to a new nanotechnology technique which mimics the iridescent colors found on butterflies' wings.

Three charged over massive fake anti-virus scam

Three men have been charged over a $100 million scam involving fake anti-virus software.

Browsers leave fingerprints that identify users

Even without cookies, the vast majority of browsers leave unique signatures that can be used to track a user's online activity, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook (Video)

 Respects to Lauren Weinstein. We don't often do How To videos, but this one is mandated.

Facebook adds new security features as pressure grows over privacy

Facebook has added two new security features. They don't do anything more to keep users' personal information safe, but they do make it harder for scammers to exploit any information they get hold of.

Germans face fines for leaving Wifi unsecured

German internet users face a 100-euro fine if they leave their wireless connection unsecured, following a ruling from the country's top criminal court.

Twitter fixes embarrassing security glitch

Twitter is back to normal after fixing a rather embarrassing security glitch that allowed users to forcibly add celebrity members of the popular social networking site to their "followers" list.

Hackers target WordPress in large scale attack

Hackers have reportedly targeted a number of websites powered by the popular WordPress platform.