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  • News: Mac Desktop Security: The Landscape Is Changing

    Only about 20 percent of Americans think Macs are vulnerable to viruses, compared to more than half who describe PCs as "vulnerable" or "very vulnerable" to attack by viruses, according to Alex Stamos, a security analyst at iSec Partners.

  • News: After hacking claims, second firm pulls digital certificates

    Digital certificates issued by GlobalSign have come under scrutiny after a hacker's claim that he broke into the company's computer systems. If true, it would be the second such compromise in the past few weeks.

  • News: Microsoft blacklists all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft on Tuesday blacklisted all DigiNotar certificates after seeing active attacks from at least one fraudulent digital certificate issued by DigiNotar. The company has released updates for all versions of Windows with the new blacklisted data.

  • News: Microsoft patches SSL security threat

    Microsoft is rolling out a worldwide patch that deems all DigiNotar SSL certificates to be untrustworthy except for OSes in the Netherlands, as requested by the Dutch government.

  • News: A Smartphone Keylogger Using The Built-In Gyroscope

    Two researchers from UC Davis have successfully created a proof-of-concept keylogger using a smartphone’s built-in gyroscope. TouchLogger was written for Android, but there is no reason the same couldn’t be done for iPhone or any modern smartphone or tablet for that matter.

  • News: If You Use It, Mobile Malware Will Come

    IT people who try to secure mobile devices in a big company face three big conceptual problems.

  • News: Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack

    Due to a reporting error, the story posted Monday, "Turkish hackers strike websites with DNS hack," inaccurately portrayed the scale of a cyber-attack as well as the sites targeted. The story has been edited on the wire and the changes are detailed below:

  • News: Microsoft flips 'kill switch' on all DigiNotar certificates

    Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.

  • News: The Towson Hack: The mystery of vanishing iTunes credit

    Back on November 28, 2010, a user named stereocourier started a thread on Apple's support forums. The poster claimed that--without his knowledge or consent--someone spent more than $50 of his iTunes Store credit on iPhone apps. The user had no credit card linked to his account; all the mysterious purchases drew from his store credit. Oh, and stereocourier also noted that various personal details were changed on his account; specifically, his home address was replaced with an address that he didn't recognize in Towson, Maryland.

  • Opinion: Don't Overload Your PC with Security Software

    Reader Steve uses a program called Vipre Premium to keep his PC secure. The suite offers anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, a firewall, e-mail protection--basically, the works.

  • Opinion: Comodo CEO Says DigiNotar Hack Was State-Sponsored

    An attack on a Dutch company that issues certificates used to authenticate websites was state-sponsored, according to the chief executive of Comodo, a company that also issues digital certificates and suffered a similar setback in March.

  • News: Ransomware plays pirated Windows card, demands $143

    Cybercriminals are trying to trick Windows users into paying [euro]100 ($143) by claiming that they're running a counterfeit copy of the operating system, a security expert said today.

  • News: Hackers spied on Iranians using fake Google certificate

    About 300,000 Iranians had their Gmail accounts compromised and their messages read by hackers, according to a forensics firm that has investigated the theft of hundreds of digital certificates from a Dutch company.

  • News: Mobile apps and security: What you need to know

    A Melbourne-based app developer has spoken about the security pitfalls of smartphone apps, saying that while certain mobile environments are more susceptible to malware, such risks can be eliminated through encryption and using common sense.

  • How-Tos: How to check Twitter for potential security threats

    Social network's are a breeding ground for spam, malware and malicious content, and micro-blogging service Twitter is no exception.

  • News: Comodo hacker claims credit for DigiNotar attack

    The hacker responsible for a stunning attack on a Dutch company that issues security certificates for websites warned on Monday that he would "strike back again," after previously breaching another company earlier this year.

  • News: Criminal .co.uk domains to be shut in days, Nominet proposes

    After years of wrangling, UK national Internet registry Nominet looks set to agree to a new fast-track process that will make it easier for the police to quickly shutter domains being used by criminals for fraud.

  • News: BitDefender Safego scans Twitter for potential threats

    Security firm BitDefender has launched security software for micro-blogging service Twitter that will identify which of a user's contacts are a security threat.

  • News: City University launches new UK cyber-security centre

    London’s City University has gained funding for a new Centre for Cyber and Security Sciences, which will offer research and consultancy across a range of once-disparate but suddenly important areas of computer security.

  • News: Nearly 300,000 Iranian IP addresses likely compromised

    Close to 300,000 unique IP addresses from Iran requested access to google.com using a rogue certificate issued by Dutch digital certificate authority DigiNotar, according to an interim report by security firm, Fox-IT, released on Monday.



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