• Researcher wants hacker groups hounded mercilessly

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    Criminal cyber gangs must be harried, hounded and hunted until they're driven out of business, a noted botnet researcher said today as he prepared to pitch a new anti-malware strategy later this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
  • Nokia: We don't know why criminals want our old phones

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 11:38 am

    Nokia maintains there is no software problem that would make the 1100 model desirable to hackers.
  • Report: Hackers break into Pentagon's fighter jet project

    Posted April 21, 2009 - 9:10 am

    Hackers broke into U.S. Department of Defense computers and downloaded terabytes of data containing design information about the Joint Strike Fighter, a $300 billion stealth fighter currently under development, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • VMware bug allows Windows hack to attack Macs

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    A bug in VMware's Fusion virtualization software could be used to run malicious code on a Mac by exploiting Windows in a virtual machine, a security researcher says.
  • Is Apple Safari Safe?

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 10:41 am

    When security researcher Charlie Miller hacked the Mac through the Safari browser to win the CanSecWest's PWN2OWN contest, the question raised was deafening: Is Apple Safari secure? The answer, of course, is a bit more complicated.
  • All five smartphones survive PWN2OWN hacker contest

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    None of the five smartphones slated for attack at last week's PWN2OWN hacking contest were compromised, a sign that security researchers have yet to adapt to the limitations of mobile, said the company that put up the prize money.
  • Researcher hacks just-launched IE8

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    Just hours before Microsoft officially launched the final code for Internet Explorer 8, a German researcher yesterday hacked the browser during the PWN2OWN contest to win $5,000 and a Sony Viao laptop.
  • Kaspersky says Web hack 'should not have happened'

    Posted February 9, 2009 - 5:20 pm

    It's the worst thing that can happen to a computer security vendor: This weekend, Moscow's Kaspersky Lab was hacked.
  • Thousands hit in broad Web hack

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 10:12 pm

    Kaspersky warns that as many as 10,000 Web sites have been compromised in a mass Web attack.
  • Hackers leverage Obama win for massive malware campaign

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 5:47 pm

    Hackers have seized on the results of the U.S. presidential election to launch a major malware campaign that tries to trick users into installing an update to Adobe's Flash, but actually plants a Trojan on unprotected PCs, security experts warned Wednesday.
  • Breach cripples Ohio Secretary of State's site

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 2:34 pm

    The Web site of Ohio's secretary of state was shut down after it was hacked Monday, according to the site and local media reports. The site was later restored, but with only limited functionality.
  • Accused Palin hacker has a history of intrusion

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 9:25 pm

    The college student charged with illegally accessing Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's e-mail has been accused of computer intrusion before, although last time he faced only an afternoon detention.
  • Palin hacking charge flawed, lawyers say

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 5:20 pm

    David Kernell is facing five years in prison for allegedly hacking into Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account, but lawyers watching the case say that the felony charge against him is a bit of a stretch.
  • Palin email hacking probe: What's next?

    Posted September 25, 2008 - 10:04 am

    The intensity of the probe into the hacking of Sarah Palin's e-mail has subsided but big questions remain.
  • California hacker charged with stealing, extortion

    Posted September 23, 2008 - 10:02 pm

    A resident of Solana Beach, Calif., has been charged with stealing customer data from luxury car seller Maserati North America Inc. and then trying to extort money from the company by threatening to publicly disclose the details of the system intrusion.
  • Wikileaks posts Bill O'Reilly Web site data

    Posted September 20, 2008 - 8:23 pm

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  • Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail all vulnerable to password reset hack

    Posted September 19, 2008 - 4:04 pm

    Yahoo Mail isn't the only Web-based mail service that could be duped into giving up someone else's account password, the tactic that some have argued was used to break into Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mail earlier this week.
  • 5 easy hacks for your PC and wifi network

    Posted September 19, 2008 - 11:37 am

    Without spending a dime, you can boost your processor's speed, give your graphics card a performance boost, increase your wifi range, or add sophisticated features to your old router. You can even beat the rising cost of energy by underclocking your CPU to a more modest, power-saving level. Here's how...
  • Hacker posts QuickTime zero-day attack code

    Posted September 18, 2008 - 9:36 am

    A hacker has released attack code that exploits an unpatched vulnerability in Apple's QuickTime, just a week after the company updated the media player to plug nine other serious vulnerabilities, a security researcher said Wednesday.
  • Palin's Yahoo mail hacked, published on Wikileaks

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    Hackers say they have gained access to U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo account and published some of its contents on the Wikileaks Web site.
  • At Adobe's request, hackers nix 'clickjacking' talk

    Posted September 16, 2008 - 4:46 pm

    After Adobe Systems asked them to keep quiet about their findings, two security researchers have pulled out of a technical talk where they were going to demonstrate how they could seize control of a victim's browser using an online attack called 'clickjacking.'
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