Sophos finds 9500 webpages hosting malicious code every day

Sophos has published its security report for May and said that malicious code is spreading through the web at an accelerated pace.

People less bothered by email spam

According to a new report by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Americans believe email spam is less of a problem.

Apple security update patches 12 problems

Apple released its fifth security update of 2007, patching potential problems in iChat, CoreGraphics, and other system commands.

Microsoft announces Office security initiative

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.

RFID to stop DVD thieves

NXP Semiconductors and Kestrel Wireless want to embed RFID chips into DVDs to prevent shoplifters.

University of Missouri gets hacked, again

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 releases patches for 19 critical vulnerabilities

Microsoft is patching 19 critical vulnerabilities as part of its regular “Patch Tuesday” round of fixes.

Prison changes locks after keys sold on eBay

The Anamosa State Penitentiary in Iowa has just spent $6000 changing its locks after some prison keys were sold on eBay.

AOL truncates passwords?

An eagle-eyed reader of Washington Post’s Security Fix blog says AOL passwords appear to be cut off at eight characters.

Transportation Security Administration loses hard drive

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.

Critical Quicktime update released

Vista hacks to be demoed at Black Hat conference

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 face real-world threats

Female bloggers are increasingly facing online threats according to the Washington Post.

Infoguard hacks and protects optical fiber

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.

Teenager hacks AOL

A 17-year-old boy is in custody after being arrested for hacking into AOL’s computer network.

Huge anti-spam lawsuit filed

UnSpam Technologies LLC has filed a massive anti-spam lawsuit on behalf of its 20000 customers.

Q1 2007 malware summarized in report

Internet security specialist Sophos has released a report on the rise of malware in the first quarter of 2007.

Valve hack just a false alarm, sort of

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 security update patches 25 Mac OS flaws

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.

Hacker claims to have gained access to Steam customer data

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.