AT&T invests in Intel snooping technology

The telco investigated for snooping on customers for the government in the wake of the September 11 attacks has decided to take advantage of a “call for help” feature on Intel's vPro technology.

Microsoft sues over "malvertising"

Software giant Microsoft is suing the writers of scareware code of the type that hit the New York Times over the weekend.

Scammers exploit Swayzee death

We saw it with Michael Jackson, we saw it with Farrah Fawcett - a celebrity death is bonanza time for spammers. And Patrick Swayzee is no exception, with scareware alerts appearing within hours of his death.

Captchas show machines just don't have warped minds

Those annoying little Captcha images look set to be around a while longer, following a study examining whether they really do prevent automated network attacks.

Hacked flight sim firm fingers suspect

The US publisher of a flight simulator site which was hacked in May says it has tracked down the perpetrator and provided evidence to the British police.

FCC forms cyber security group

A slew of recent hacking attacks has prompted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to form a cyber security working group. The group is expected to assess the FCC's current cyber security expertise, identify vulnerabilities and submit recommendations to address any deficiencies.

ATM fraud increases

ATM fraud in Europe is rising fast, with criminals using increasingly sophisticated methods of attack.

Parents blamed for children cyber sex threats

The policeman in charge of child protection on the internet in the UK has warned that parents are failing to protect children from sexual deviants.

Help crack Nazi Enigma messages

Although it might be a little late, a network project has started to try and crack a couple of World War Two Enigma messages.

Snow Leopard security debate is much ado about nothing

The Snow Leopard security debate can best be described as a raging tempest in a teacup. Indeed, the majority of mainstream platforms - including Microsoft Windows - are inherently insecure.

Geronimo! Hackers attack Apache website

The web site of open source organisation The Apache Group was taken down on Friday after being hacked.

Nefarious Donbot spews URL-shortened spam

A report published by Symantec's MessageLabs indicates that shortened-URL spam continues to be a popular medium for criminal elements attempting to sell drugs online. According to Matt Sergeant, spammers are taking advantage of the heightened interest in health-related issues such as swine flu to disseminate large volumes of spam using the powerful Donbot botnet.

Japanese break wi-fi security in 60 seconds

Japanese scientists took just sixty seconds to break the WPA encryption used in wireless routers. The previous record stood at 15 minutes.

Social media users invite burglars in

Twitter amounts to 'internet shopping for burglars', according to a UK insurance agency.

IBM: Malicious web links up by 508 percent

A report published by IBM's X-Force says there has been a staggering 508 percent increase in the number of malicious Web links. X-Force Director Kris Lamb told TG Daily that web client, server, and content threats have converged to create an 'untenable risk landscape.'

Jessica Biel friskier than Brad Pitt, Obama

Anti-virus software firm McAfee has a fresh bit of nonsense to proffer to the world today.

Police hacker informer stole 130 million credit card details

A US hacker who once informed on the criminal underworld for the secret service has been working with Russian criminals to carry out a series of digital burglaries, prosecutors say.

Hapless Twitter hijacked by insidious botnet

An insidious botnet has breached Twitter's cyber defenses and is exploiting the social networking site to further its command-and-control operations. According to Symantec, 'obfuscated' Twitter status messages are being used to send out new download links to malware software known as "Downloader.Sninfs."

Firefox security problem affects OS X, Windows, Linux

A site claims that there is a "fundamental problem" with Firefox updates using the OS X operating system.

Team hacks voting machine to steal votes

A group of computer scientists has shown just how easy it is to hack an electronic voting machine and steal votes.