Stolen USB drive contains info on all Idaho National Guard members

An Idaho National Guard member managed to have a USB thumb drive containing thousands of soldiers’ records stolen out of her car.

Microsoft patches nine vulnerabilities for August

Microsoft has released its monthly security bulletin, this time fixing six critical and three important vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and other software.

Facebook source code leaked onto Internet

Microsoft sets up six critical fixes for August security bulletin

Microsoft has published its advance notification for this month's regularly scheduled security update, labeling six patches as "critical".

Defcon 2007 – Mayhem, mystery and marriage

This year’s recently completed Defcon convention started off with a bang and ended on a tender note.

Leaked Vista hotfix packs now official

Defcon 2007: The Wall of Sheep gets “Hamsterized”

“Oh look, I got a MySpace.”  While other attendees at the Defcon security convention were soaking in the atmosphere, a dedicated group of hackers were soaking in their data.

Defcon 2007: The Wi-Fi honeypot from hell

Wireless security researchers are probably reaching for the digital Pepto-Bismol after they slurped down gigabytes of valuable traffic at the recently completed Defcon security convention in Las Vegas.

MySpace obliterates security researcher’s profile page

MySpace gave a digital smackdown to a security researcher yesterday after he had disclosed security vulnerabilities in the popular social networking site.

Defcon 1, Dateline 0

In a sweltering hot parking lot, a young woman clutches her purse and runs to her car, chased by dozens of people.

NBC Dateline trying to expose malicious hackers at Defcon

Thousands of eager computer security geeks flooded into the Riviera casino in Las Vegas for the 15th annual Defcon convention today. The convention is only a few hours old, but there’s already a serious cloak and dagger operation aimed at finding undercover reporters from NBC’s Dateline.>> In Pictures: Opening of Defcon 2007, badge hacking challenge  

IRS employees fail computer security test

In a test to see how well its employees safeguard sensitive data, the IRS found that it was fairly easy for someone to gain access to system files.

PGP creator shows off VoIP encryption app

Las Vegas (CA) – PGP creator Phil Zimmermann is now focusing his crypto skills on making VoIP calls more secure.  At the Black Hat security convention in Las Vegas, he showed off his latest version of the Zfone client that encrypts VoIP calls.  Zfone can be easily used with most VoIP clients and, according to Zimmermann, will appear in future hardware-based VoIP phones.

Point and click Gmail hacking at Black Hat

I’ve just received an email that says “I like sheep”, but it wasn’t sent by my friend – it was sent by a hacker posing as my friend.>> In Pictures: Gmail hacking at Blackhat  

Blackhat: Breaking audio CAPTCHAs with Winamp

This year’s Blackhat computer security convention started off with a bang.>> In Pictures: Blackhat 2007 

Apple updates iPhone software

Firefox 2.0.0.6 patches two vulnerabilities

Politicians – P2P a threat to national security

The United States Congress is taking a hard look at Peer to Peer file sharing programs, saying that they could cause classified documents to fall into the wrong hands.Washington DC – The United States Congress is taking a hard look at Peer to Peer file sharing programs, saying that they could cause classified documents to fall into the wrong hands.  At a Government Reform Committee hearing yesterday, Lime Wire chairman Mark Gorton was grilled by House members and even committee chair Henry Waxman, a Democrat from California.

29% of web pages host malware, says Sophos

Sophos is describing a scary scenario of the state of the Internet today. In its most recent security threat report released today, the company says that malware is waiting for web surfers in almost every third webpage and, even worse, less than 20% pf web pages publish “constructive” content these days.

Vulnerability in Firefox' password manager

The Mozilla developers have fixed a known hole in the password manager of Firefox & Co, but there's still a vulnerability that can be exploited.