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  • Opinion: It's Time to Give Digital Rights Management the Boot

    Today may be "Star Wars" Day thanks to its lispy slogan, "May the 4th be with you," but it's also a day the Free Software Foundation has chosen to call attention to a tech-enabled problem. Specifically, by designating May 4 as its Day Against DRM, the organization hopes to draw attention to the high costs of digital rights management.

  • News: Sony Accuses Anonymous

    A file planted on the hacked Sony Online Entertainment servers suggests that hacktivist group Anonymous may be involved.

  • News: Congress Hearing on PSN

    The US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade today held a hearing on the threat of data theft to American consumers.

  • Feature: Smartphone location tracking: everything you need to know

    The odds are good that your smartphone knows more about your day-to-day travels than your spouse does. Should you be worried?

  • News: PlayBook security: How RIM aims to keep work and play separate

    One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its corporate users have come to rely on.

  • Opinion: How to Build Better Passwords Without Losing Your Mind

    Your e-mail password is your last line of defense when it comes to online privacy and security; if a hacker cracks that, they could potentially reset the passwords of and gain access to your social networks, your bank account and even your identity by taking advantage of the ubiquitous "I Forgot My Password" button.

  • Opinion: Rent-to-Own PCs Watch Their Users Via Webcam?

    If you rent a PC from Aaron's or another rent-to-own store, do not surf the Internet naked.

  • News: Smartphone Spying Reality Check

    It sounds like a B-grade movie plot: Millions of smartphone owners are being tracked by their phones. Their mobile apps are eavesdropping on them, too. And information about their whereabouts is being sold to third parties.

  • News: Report: FBI needs more skills for national security cases

    The multi-agency task force responsible for investigating attacks of national significance falls short, according to a government report.

  • News: Osama bin Laden's Death a Boon for Online Crooks

    Intense public interest in the death of Osama bin Laden has created fertile ground for scammers looking to exploit the world's most wanted terrorist's death. Bogus images and videos of bin Laden's corps serve as bait for malware peddlers on Facebook and in e-mail inboxes. Major security companies and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation say gullible victims that click on links risk infection by Trojan software applications designed to infect your PC and monitor your online banking activity.

  • News: X Factor contestants warned after 250,000 data breach

    Would-be contestants of Simon Cowell's US X Factor might have got more public exposure than they bargained for with the news that the details of 250,000 of them have been lost after an attack on the TV show's database.

  • News: Microsoft issues first Windows Phone security update

    Microsoft has released the first security update for Windows Phone 7, replicating for smartphone users a patch the company gave Windows desktop users six weeks ago.

  • News: Fake bin Laden video is a virus

    The FBI has warned computer users that messages claiming to include photos and videos of Osama bin Laden's death actually contain a virus that could steal personal information

  • News: Microsoft, Juniper urged to patch dangerous IPv6 DoS hole

    Security experts are urging Microsoft and Juniper to patch a year-old IPv6 vulnerability so dangerous it can freeze any Windows machine on a LAN in a matter of minutes.

  • News: Experts: Bin Laden death shouldn't impact travel plans

    Despite stepped up police presence around many U.S. cities and a U.S State Department advisory warning Americans about what it called "enhanced potential for anti-American violence" following the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, corporate security experts say they are not advising clients to greatly modify or cancel business travel and operations.

  • News: Hackers step up game, spread malware using Bin Laden bait

    Hackers today stepped up their use of Osama Bin Laden's death by shoving malware into PCs when users fall for phony claims of photographs and video, security researchers said today.

  • News: 24,000 Accounts Exposed: Sony's Brief Descent Into Night

    You've heard the aphorisms about bad publicity? Well don't tell Sony, because at this point they might snap, and the hits keep coming: The outage, the media blizzard, the long lull, the sudden breach reveal, the second blizzard, the denial, the (literally) bent-over apology, and now: the breach-we-didn't-know-about number two.

  • News: High-Tech Cover-Ups: Shut Up and Act Like Nothing's Wrong

    Like any industry, high tech has its share of scandals. But they are invariably made worse by companies that react to bad news by hoping no one will notice. As the saying goes, it's not the crime, it's the cover-up that kills you.

  • News: Osama bin Laden death drives traffic spike

    It may have been almost midnight in the United States of America when President Barack Obama fronted the media to pronounce the death of al Qaeda terrorist, Osama bin Laden, but it was peak viewing time in Australia — and Aussies tuned into the announcement in droves.

  • News: Sony Hack Caps Recent String of Security Horror Shows

    Sony's massive security breach impacting as many as 100 million of its customers is just the latest in a string of corporate security gaffs in recent months that have left customers vulnerable to financial fraud and identity theft. Lax security has impacted a large number of corporations, institutions, and even computer security firms recently. Here's a breakdown of some of the more sensational (and sensationally stupid) security breaches.



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