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  • Researcher finds critical vulnerabilities in Sophos antivirus product

    Security researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered critical vulnerabilities in the antivirus product developed by U.K.-based security firm Sophos and advised organizations to avoid using the product on critical systems unless the vendor improves its product development, quality assurance and security response practices.

    Written by Lucian Constantin06 Nov. 12 15:13
  • NSW Privacy Commissioner investigates USB key auction

    The auction of 50 USB keys by RailCorp in Sydney has prompted an investigation by the NSW Privacy Commissioner into possible breaches of privacy laws around the use and distribution of personal information.

    Written by Hamish Barwick13 Dec. 11 16:30
  • Want data? Scoop up those lost USB keys

    Lost USB memory keys make such rich and easy pickings for personal data that criminals must surely be onto this scam already. Their only risk is getting infected by the damn things.

    Written by Stilgherrian07 Dec. 11 14:06
  • Facebook users hit by nasty porn storm

    Facebook users have been bombarded with explicit and violent images in the latest malware campaign aimed at the giant social networking site, a security researcher said.

    Written by Gregg Keizer16 Nov. 11 07:59
  • Amazon's Silk browser may not be smooth with privacy

    The most interesting feature on Amazon’s newly announced Kindle Fire tablet may be its Silk web browser. The browser promises to improve webpage loading performance by using Amazon’s servers to help render pages.

    Written by David Daw29 Sept. 11 23:57
  • New Mac malware poses as PDF doc

    Security firms today warned Mac users of a new Trojan horse that masquerades as a PDF document.

    Written by Gregg Keizer24 Sept. 11 03:00
  • 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
  • iPad sings a sad tune for security vendors

    Is the cost of Windows security driving people to Apple? Afterall, running a Mac without any security software is inadvisable but running
    Windows without any is insane.

    Written by Liam Tung22 July 11 18:15
  • 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
  • Sniffer hijacks secure traffic from unpatched iPhones

    Almost anyone can snoop the secure data traffic of unpatched iPhones and iPads using a recently-revised tool, a researcher said today as he urged owners to apply Apple's latest iOS fix.

    Written by Gregg Keizer28 July 11 03:19
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