Rogue Russian Trojan kills rival

It’s a dog eat dog world out there, or should we say, horse eat horse, with security experts reporting that one particular Trojan program seems to have waged all-out war on its bigger competitor, wiping it off any machine it finds it on. This may sound like white-knight type behavior, but unfortunately for the end victim, the results are the same. 

Identity fraud reaches new high

Identity fraud is rocketing, according to a survey from Javelin Strategy & Research, and victims are getting increasingly vengeful.

China closes school for hackers

China has shown just how much it hates hackers with the arrest of three people who were making hacking tools available online.

Microsoft blames developers for shoddy security

 Microsoft is blaming developers for not making secure enough code and is condescendingly offering to help them out with that.

There are products that hope to Beat the iPad

The iPad has entered the market and it actually isn’t the perfect product that folks expected it to be, but then given the out of control hype that's surrounding it.

Botnet attacks CIA website

Hundreds of websites including the CIA and the FBI are being hit by a botnet which floods them with junk data.

Credit card verification systems 'not secure'

The Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode credit card checks are fundamentally flawed, according to security researchers.

X86 processor market limps towards recovery

The X86 processor market has begun to exhibit telltale signs of recovery from the devastating global economic recession.

Facebook caught in spammers' phishing net

Security researchers at the volunteer-based Project Honey Pot warn that spammers will increase their efforts to ensnare hapless Facebook users in nefarious schemes.

AMD debuts Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition for overclockers

AMD has debuted its $99 dual-core 3.2GHz Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition processor for overclockers.

China denies Google hack

The Chinese government has denied any involvement in the attacks on Gmail earlier this month.   A Chinese industry ministry spokesman said that claims that Beijing was behind the cyberattacks were "groundless".   "The accusation that the Chinese government participated in [any] cyber attack, either in an explicit or inexplicit way, is groundless. We [are] firmly opposed to that [and] China's policy on internet safety is transparent and consistent," the spokesman  told China's Xinhua news agency.

Microsoft delayed critical IE patch for months

Microsoft reportedly took at least three months to patch a critical IE6 vulnerability, which allowed Chinese-based hackers to load malware onto Google computers, obtain intellectual property and glean information linked to Gmail users.

His password was "password"

You may think you’re smart if your computer password is “password”, but in actual fact, it has now been proven that you are a moron.

MS issues patch for ancient browser

Microsoft has issued an 'out of band' patch for the antique Internet Explorer 6 following ill-advised panic on the part of the German and French governments.

Foreign journalists in China hit in latest email attacks

An association of journalists working in China says a number of its members have had their Gmail accounts hijacked.

Nvidia details Fermi GF100 specs

Nvidia has confirmed that its Fermi-based GF100 GPU will feature 512 CUDA processors, 16 geometry units, 384-bit GDDR5 memory bus and 48 ROP engines.

Europeans ditch Internet Explorer over security fears

The French and German governments have urged their citizens to consider safer alternatives to Microsoft's popular Internet Explorer browser.

Man arrested for using Twitter

Telling someone you're planning to blow up an airport is never a good idea, especially if the cops are listening in. So when a UK man tweeted to his friends that Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster was about to bite the big one, it should have come as no surprise that last week he was busted and interrogated for seven hours by anti-terror police.

US expresses concern over Chinese hackers

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says China must provide a 'secure' commercial environment for companies such as Google and that the US is 'troubled' by recent cyberattacks originating in China last month and targeting human rights activists.

Intel leaks new MacBook Pro specs

Intel has inadvertently confirmed that at least one of Apple's new MacBook Pros will feature a Core i5 processor.