Unmanned helicopter autonomously resupplies US troops

Kaman Aerospace and Lockheed Martin have transformed a K-MAX helicopter into an unmanned "aerial truck" capable of autonomously resupplying US troops at forward operating bases (FOBs) in Afghanistan.

Hacker to demonstrate ATM attacks

A security researcher says he plans to reveal security vulnerabilities of two types of ATM along with a new ATM rootkit.

Facebook repairs critical security flaw

Facebook has reportedly fixed a critical security flaw that briefly allowed users to view the live chats of their friends and see pending friend requests.

Most social network users court cybercrime, says report

The majority of social network users are posting risky information, according to Consumer Reports' latest survey.

China cleans up its act on spam

The US is still the world's worst spam offender, with 13.1 percent of the lovely stuff being relayed through the country.

Verizon geezer rages against something unimportant

An outraged Verizon employee known as "Wade" recently announced that he was "drawing a line in the sand" against unqualified "criminals" masquerading as security researchers.

Is Cloud computing secure?

Chip expert and analyst David Kanter has warned that cloud computing poses "definite" security risks for both corporations and individual end users.

McAfee to reimburse users hit by update glitch

McAfee has said it plans to reimburse users for any costs they incurred to fix their computers after a glitchy security update crashed tens of thousands of machines across the country.

Blippy credit card numbers found on Google

The credit card numbers of at least four Blippy customers appear to have found their way onto the fast-moving lanes of the information super-highway.

McAfee security update crashes corporate XP machines

A defective security update issued by a very red-faced McAfee has reportedly crashed thousands of corporate XP machines worldwide.

Report: Hackers targeted Google password system

The recent Chinese cyber offensive against Google may have also compromised a password system that controls access to almost all the company's web services, including e-mail and business apps.

ThoughtCrime protects users from Big Brother Google

Thoughtcrime Labs and The Institute For Disruptive Studies have launched an anonymizing proxy service to protect users from the Lidless Eye of Big Brother Google.

Hackers exploit Adobe vulnerability

Hackers have been attempting to exploit an unpatched hole in Adobe Reader's PDF document format using a variant of the infamous Zeus bot.

Trojan blackmails Japanese porn-lovers

A new type of malware is humiliating porn-lovers in Japan by publishing their web history online and then blackmailing them.

Hackers engage in "brute force" attack against Apache servers

A team of unknown hackers recently engaged in a "brute force" attack against Apache's servers.

FarmTown players targeted by malware

FarmTown creator SlashKey is warning players that the site has been hit with malicious software.

Nefarious Koobface worm rears its ugly head on Facebook

The nefarious Koobface worm of digital yore has made a dangerous comeback by rearing its ugly head on Facebook.

Report: Wi-Fi issues plague iPad owners

A number of iPad owners have reported wireless connectivity issues with their hallowed and "magical" tablet devices, including weak Wi-Fi reception, dropped signals and difficulty connecting to various routers.


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.

Chinese hackers breach Yahoo e-mail accounts

A number of Yahoo e-mail accounts belonging to journalists and human rights activists in China and Taiwan were reportedly "compromised" during an attack that took place earlier this week.