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  • Ubuntu shows DistroWatch decline as Mint soars

    Linux Mint appears to be soaring in popularity at the expense of high-profile distros such as Ubuntu, figures from DistroWatch have suggested.

    Written by John E Dunn27 Nov. 11 01:42
  • Top secret defence data stolen from Japanese contractor

    Attackers did after all steal plans for fighter jets and nuclear power plant safety systems during August's hack of Japanese defence contractor Mitsubish Heavy, sources in the country have claimed.

    Written by John E Dunn27 Oct. 11 01:09
  • Users warned after YapBrowser returns from the dead

    YapBrowser, a replacement web browser once promoted by controversial spyware company Zango, has made a sudden return, GFI Software security researcher Chris Boyd <a href="YapBrowser, a replacement web browser once promoted by controversial spyware company Zango, has made a sudden return, GFI Software security researcher Chris Boyd has reported.">has reported</a>.

    Written by John E Dunn09 Oct. 11 09:25
  • Ubuntu One users get Windows client at last

    Canonical has released its long-promised Windows client which gives Ubuntu desktop users a way to share files hosted on the company's One cloud service across platforms.

    Written by John E Dunn05 Oct. 11 00:34
  • BitTorrent web downloads hijacked to push fake antivirus

    The publisher of the uTorrent file-sharing program has admitted to suffering a major security breach that allowed attackers to substitute downloads of its client for malware pushing fake antivirus software.

    Written by John E Dunn16 Sept. 11 00:15
  • Warning after Zeus bank Trojan fused with Ramnit worm

    Researchers have uncovered evidence that the infamous Zeus login-stealing Trojan has been blended with the Ramnit worm to create hybrid malware that can attack online bank accounts while spreading across networks.

    Written by John E Dunn24 Aug. 11 23:43
  • Surge in attachment spam a sign of desperation, say experts

    Botnet criminals have flooded the Internet with a surge of attachment spam in recent weeks in a desperate attempt to rebuild a spam-distribution industry under pressure, security experts have suggested.

    Written by John E Dunn20 Aug. 11 01:12
  • Super Glue website comes unstuck after Javascript attack

    Five days after it was first discovered, the website of the Super Glue Corporation is still serving visitors with a malicious script, pushing them to sites selling fake security software, security company Avast has revealed.

    Written by John E Dunn12 Aug. 11 04:30
  • Users turning off UAC put their PCs at risk, says Microsoft

    An alarming number of Windows users are needlessly opening themselves up to attacks by rootkit and worm malware by turning off the User Access Control (UAC) that comes with Windows 7 and Vista, Microsoft has reported.

    Written by John E Dunn07 Aug. 11 10:44
  • Internet Explorer 9 hammers rivals in download blocking test

    The in-house reputation system used in Internet Explorer 8 and 9 is markedly superior at blocking social-engineering attacks than the Google equivalent used by Chrome, Firefox, Apple's Safari, an independent test by NSS Labs has found.

    Written by John E Dunn17 July 11 03:37
  • Russian CEO arrested for alleged DDoS attack on rival

    One of the most controversial figures in Russia's online world, ChronoPay co-founder and CEO Pavel Vrublevsky, has been arrested on suspicion of ordering a DDoS attack against a rival firm.

    Written by John E Dunn27 June 11 23:48
  • ICANN votes for huge domain expansion as users shrug

    The age of .com has been put on notice. After years of wrangling, Internet governing body ICANN has finally approved a dramatic expansion of top-level domain suffixes from the current 22 commonly used to just about anything an applicant can think of.

    Written by John E Dunn21 June 11 00:28
  • Writerspace site warns members after LulzSec hack

    Literary website Writerspace.com has admitted that almost a quarter <a href="Literary website Writerspace.com has admitted that almost a quarter of the 62,000 email logins published after an attack by LulzSec came from its user database. ">of the 62,000 email logins published</a> after an attack by LulzSec came from its user database.

    Written by John E Dunn18 June 11 01:04
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