Report: Trojan may have aided Madrid air crash

Authorities investigating a deadly 2008 Madrid air crash have discovered that a central (ground-based) computer system used to monitor technical problems on the aircraft was infected with Trojan horses.

Hackers slash Axl Rose's Twitter account


Welcome to the cyber jungle, baby! Hackers have apparently taken Axl Rose's Twitter account down to Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty...tied up.

"Dislike" scam hits Facebook

Security researchers are warning Facebook members to avoid clicking on a link that purportedly offers users easy access to a "dislike" button.

Drive-by iOS jailbreak sparks security concerns

The recently launched JailBreakMe website allows users to easily crack a variety of mobile Apple devices. However, the drive-by patch has also sparked serious concern amongst numerous security researchers.

Microsoft initiates zero-day vulnerability probe

Microsoft is investigating reports of ongoing "targeted attacks" that reportedly exploit a serious Windows Shell vulnerability.

Rogue Facebook app goes viral

Over 170,000 people have been tricked into clicking on a malicious link that is spreading virally across Facebook.

Does Obama’s Internet "kill switch" threaten free speech?

Could an Internet "kill switch" proposed by US Senator Joseph Lieberman be exploited to assume Federal control over the Internet and threaten free speech?

Report: Samsung Wave ships with infected memory card

A number of Samsung S8500 Wave smartphones have reportedly shipped with a malware-infected memory card.

"Clickjacking" worm infects Facebook

Security expert, Graham Cluley, discovers social-engineering trick that has attacked hundreds of thousands on Facebook.

Japanese police bust malware extortionist ring

Japanese police have arrested two individuals accused of spreading a nefarious piece of malware that stole personal information and posted it on the Internet.

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.

Feds issue warning over Energizer backdoor

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has identified a "backdoor" in Energizer's DUO USB battery charger software that allows unauthorized remote system access.

iPad scams spread on Facebook and Twitter

Facebook  and Twitter scams are sweeping the net, offering users the chance to beta test an Apple iPad.