Is BadBIOS the mother of all malware?

The unfolding story surrounding BadBIOS has security experts at odds as to what is really happening and whether it even exists. If it does, it's a doozy.

No: it isn't you, it's Twitter malware

A malware attack is currently spreading across Twitter, claiming to link to an online photo of the recipient.

A fifth of Macs 'contain malware'

One in five Macs is harboring malware, says security firm Sophos - and not just the native kind but the Windows variety too.

Almost nobody wants Facebook Timeline

Only one in twelve Facebook users is in favor of the company's Timeline feature, shortly to become compulsory for all.

Trojan infiltrates Japanese space agency 



The Japanese space agency (JAXA) has positively identified a Trojan on an employee's terminal that may have gained access to a cargo shuttle used to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).



Most mistyped URLs lead to typosquatted sites

Eight out of ten mistyped URLs lead to typosquatting sites, says Sophos, after a marathon experiment in bad typing.

OS X Revir-B trojan masquerades as a PDF file

A nascent OS X trojan has been positively identified by a number of security companies. 

Dubbed "Revir-B," the malware disguises itself as a PDF file about the disputed Diaoyu Islands to trick users into triggering its payload.

Modded Firesheep exposes Google data

Two security researchers have coded a modded version of the Firesheep packet sniffer that exploits the use of unencrypted cookies by Google's Web History feature.

Hackers go on DNS rampage

A group of hackers - ostensibly from Turkey - went on a DNS rampage over the weekend.

Beware the Android Gingermaster

Researchers from NC State University and NetQin have positively identified an Android malware variant that successfully utilizes a Gingerbread (2.3) root exploit.



Thermal cameras could compromise PIN numbers

Researchers from the University of California recently demonstrated how thermal cameras could theoretically be exploited to steal PIN numbers from unsuspecting victims.

Rogue apps infiltrate Twitter disguised as banned Lady Gaga video

No matter how badly you want to see the "banned Lady Gaga" video, do not click the links floating around Twitter.

Disgruntled Gucci "hacker" indicted in NYC

A former Gucci network engineer has been accused of breaking into the company's computer system and deleting data.

WP7 update SNAFU will have long-term repercussions

Microsoft's first Windows Phone 7 update can hardly be termed a success. Just hours after Redmond rolled out the patch, multiple reports began trickling in about phones that had been frozen or bricked.

No, Intel can't eliminate zero-day threats

A prominent security analyst has expressed skepticism over recent reports suggesting that technology developed by Intel will eliminate zero-day threats once and for all. 

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.

Is Android a secure OS?

Google's Android is one of the most popular operating systems for both smartphones and tablet devices. But is the OS secure enough to protect critical user data from unfriendly eyes?

Got a Mac? How about a virus?

Mac OS X may not be as vulnerable to nefarious worms, trojans and viruses as a Windows-based PC. 

Nevertheless, the popular operating system can hardly be characterized as 100% secure.

Criminal hacker who stole $9 million walks free

A criminal hacker who helped steal a staggering $9 million from ATM machines around the world will not be spending a single day in the slammer.

Ping already flooded with spam and scams

Well, it's worked beautifully with Facebook, and spammers have been quick to get going with fake surveys on Ping.