A security researcher demonstrated an exploit to Facebook by using the bug to post directly to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall. Facebook responded by issuing a statement saying he would not be paid.
An outage which affected Facebook apps and developer accounts this week was caused by over-zealous attempts to disable malicious apps, the social network has admitted.
Most of us have faced cyber attacks sent by our best friends – Facebook “offers” they’ve clicked by accident, spamming everyone on their friends list, or Twitter stories they’ve shared without checking.
The New York Post has become the latest victim of a prolific hacking campaign targeting the social media accounts of worldwide media outlets – and SocialFlow, a social media company used by the Post and other media outlets, has also fallen victim.
A Texas family were horrified by an apparent hacker attack in which a criminal was able to spy on their two-year-old daughter and insult her through an internet-connected webcam.
A new paper aims to profile the victims most likely to fall for a phishing attack. But what is less clear is how you develop a profile while avoiding the pitfalls of stereotyping.
An infographic of recent healthcare IT security statistics paints a striking picture of much security work yet to be done, even as new medical privacy regulations go into effect.
Two video plug-ins for YouTube hijack users visits to the site and insert extra adverts – some of which are being hijacked by “malvertisers”, sending users to fake adverts which attempt to infect their PCs.
Philips Hue lighting system is vulnerable to attacks which can cause a “perpetual blackout” in the homes of users, according to a security researcher. The Hue wireless system – on sale in Apple store – controls wireless LED light bulbs in the home via a wireless bridge, and can be controlled by iOS and Android
Cybercriminals will unleash a wave of “zero-day” vulnerabilities to attack Windows XP machines after April 8, 2014, a security expert has claimed.
A security flaw has left all Android Bitcoin wallets vulnerable to theft, Bitcoin.org has warned. The vulnerability affects all Bitcoin wallets on the Android plaform.
Is your company ready for September 23, 2013, the deadline for compliance with HIPAA 2.0? The revised omnibus privacy and security regulations incorporating HITECH expose a lot more companies to possible fines.
Cybercriminals are turning to a new digital currency, Perfect Money, in the wake of the closure of the notorious Liberty Reserve, which was described as “the bank of choice” for cybercrime.
“You expect to watch TV, but you don’t want the TV watching you,” said Senator Charles E Schumer, as he called for improved security measures in “Smart” televisions.
Security flaws in some models of HP LaserJet Pro printers can reveal users’ administrator passwords to remote attackers, a researcher has revealed.
I was recently contacted by a journalist researching a story about ‘hackers’ quitting the dark side (and virus writing in particular) for the bright(-er) side. He cited this set of examples – 7 Hackers Who Got Legit Jobs From Their Exploits – and also mentioned Mike Ellison (formerly known as Stormbringer and Black Wolf, among
A self-styled “hacker” claims that crime can pay – saying that his 3 million-strong PC botnet earns him up to “$15,000 to $20,000” per hour.
Google’s Chrome browser has been criticized over its password security, after a developer found that anyone logged into the same OS account could easily see any saved website passwords in plain text.
The German developer of the hit shoot ‘em up series Crysis has taken its websites offline after a security breach in which user login details “may have been compromised.”