Will Target ever recover losing 110 million customers' credit card data?

Let's be fair, Target has tried and tried to show full transparency in view of the massive credit card hack that it, and its customers, have suffered. The company is being apologetic. But, can it ever recover from something this huge, and it may not be over, yet.

Snapchat drops collective jaws of world by offering an apology

We asked the question, Is Snapchat run by arrogant jerks? The answer was, yes. But, now, the sweet little douches are making amends by publicly - drumroll, hold breath - apologizing. We'd like to think it was because of our tirade. But, it probably has to do with trying to be good to your millions of users. 

Is Snapchat run by arrogant jerks?

If you lost 4.6 million user names to hackers, didn't really have an answer for why or how you prevent the same thing happening again, and have absolutely no path to revenues, profitability, or whatever constitutes a real business, would you be kind of a dick about your business lacking some basic security?

Windows crashes helping hackers identify vulnerabilities

Websense has found that Windows standard error reports are leaking information which could be used by a hacker to craft specific attacks and compromise networks. 

Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype

How is it that the SEA is soooo good at this hacking thing? And why are they trying to help Steve Ballmer find a new job?

BBC gets hacked over Christmas

  Red-faced security experts at the BBC are having to explain how a hacker broke into their systems over the Christmas break.

A Royal Pardon for Castrated Homosexual Code Breaker

Alan Turing, the man who helped save the world from the Nazis, and the creator of the computer, has finally been pardoned for the crime of fancying blokes.

British government porn filters block tech sites

It is just as we predicted, British Prime Minister, David Cameron's wonderful "save the children" porn filter is just another attempt by the Tories to prevent people finding out information.

Revive Adserver (formerly OpenX) zero-day actively exploited in the wild

A zero-day vulnerability that allows attackers to gain back-end access to popular open-source advertising server OpenX Source has been discovered by Florian Sander, founder of the continuous checklist tool Checkpanel.

Miss Teen USA exposes Apple Macbook camera security fail

The fruit themed toymaker Apple's legendary sloppy security has been brought into the spotlight again after it was revealed that you can turn on the laptops camera without the owner knowing.

Android malware MisoSMS one of the largest botnets to date

A mobile botnet called MisoSMS is giving the Android platform a kick in the botnets, stealing personal SMS messages and sending them to attackers in China.

Judge rules NSA surveillance illegal

A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's phone record surveillance program is likely to be unconstitutional.

Open Source Spat: OpenBSD versus FreeBSD

What happens when people, who are supposed to advocate openness and collaboration among developers, start to snipe at each other's ability to deliver the goods? It's like the Peloponnesian War without the hunky warriors, action, and historic relevance.

Bots overrunning human traffic on the Internet

Beancounters at the security outfit Incapsula have added up all their numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that 61.5 percent of all website traffic is now generated by bots.

NSA forces novelist to scrap book

A Scottish sci-fi writer has cancelled the last installment in a trilogy about high-tech government spying after discovering that the NSA has been doing exactly what he described in his books.

Sino-hackers go all NSA and shizzle on Europeans

Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis.

NSA not feelin' the love from Obama

Morale at the US spook agency the NSA has plummeted, according to an officialish survey.

2M Passwords For Facebook, Twitter And Others Stolen In Massive Data Breach

According to a report in ReadWrite: Have a Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Yahoo account?  If so, you might want to change your password, stat. According to cybersecurity firm Trustwave, hackers using a nasty piece of work called the Pony Botnet Controller have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts. The firm determined that a malicious keylogger installed on users’ computers was to blame.  In addition, CNN reported that the accounts hacked were:

Google removing 9 links every second for media companies

Big content is effectively censoring Google in a way that the Chinese goverment can only dream of and no one appears to be stopping them.

Google privacy violates Dutch law

Search engine Google is in hot water after a privacy watchdog saw orange and ruled that its method of bringing in personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law.