Following recent security issues with its Office suite, Microsoft has announced a move to provide tighter restrictions to cut back on widespread zero-day attacks.
NXP Semiconductors and Kestrel Wireless want to embed RFID chips into DVDs to prevent shoplifters.
More than 22,000 students are affected by a hacker's entry into the University of Missouri's computer database, an announcement made even more disturbing by the fact that the same thing happened at the school just a few months ago.
Microsoft is patching 19 critical vulnerabilities as part of its regular “Patch Tuesday” round of fixes.
The Anamosa State Penitentiary in Iowa has just spent $6000 changing its locks after some prison keys were sold on eBay.
An eagle-eyed reader of Washington Post’s Security Fix blog says AOL passwords appear to be cut off at eight characters.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), often regarded as the cornerstone of the United States' homeland security, has lost a hard drive containing information of over 100,000 people.
A hacker duo will demonstrate several ways of getting past Windows Vista security in an upcoming Black Hat training class. Polish security researcher Joanna Rutkowska and Alex Tereshkin will show off new rootkits and ways to defeat Vista’s vaunted BitLocker drive encryption.
Female bloggers are increasingly facing online threats according to the Washington Post.
The fiber optic lines that crisscross the world’s oceans could be vulnerable to hackers according to the CEO of InfoGuard, a network security company.
A 17-year-old boy is in custody after being arrested for hacking into AOL’s computer network.
UnSpam Technologies LLC has filed a massive anti-spam lawsuit on behalf of its 20000 customers.
Internet security specialist Sophos has released a report on the rise of malware in the first quarter of 2007.
A hacker's claim that he gained access to all of Valve's internal files was played out too far, even though it appears he did hack a third-party site that deals with Valve.
Apple today released its fourth security update of the year for the Mac operating system, with 25 new patches making it to the front this time around.
A hacker claims to have gotten hold of a mountain of sensitive data from software company Valve, including credit card information from users who have purchased content from its digital distribution system Steam.
A man and a woman were arrested in separate instances for stealing wireless Internet in Redditch, Worcestershire which is about 120 miles northwest of London England.
In an internal audit, inspectors at the Internal Revenue Service have found unauthorized wireless devices at several offices which could allow hackers to compromise taxpayer information.
Most companies have secrets protected by passwords, but according to a recent study those passwords can be obtained with just a candy bar and a smile.