A new kind of web tracking tool bypasses the protections privacy-conscious web users rely on and is already being used to track users across thousands of sites - without users being aware of it.
Archives - July 2014
‘Sextortion’ attacks where cybercriminals blackmail victims with the threat of exposing explicit photographs or messages are increasingly common, according to a report by Bloomberg News.
Disgruntled employees and other malicious insiders could be one of the most serious security threats companies face - but the importance of the threat from the ‘enemy within’ varies according to who you ask.
Callous cybercriminals have used the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy as a lure for Facebook scams - creating fake profiles for victims of the crash.
A security researcher has built a remote control which hijacks any nearby Chromecast highlighting a Wi-Fi security issue, which allows an attacker to play a 'surprise' video on nearby gadgets.
New facial recognition technology which can instantly identify people from any digital image in seconds is being trialled in the UK for the first time.
Thinking of spending some time perusing Japanese porn websites before you do your online banking? Security researchers at ESET have analysed an organised malware campaign that stole the login credentials of online banking customers after infecting PCs that had visited X-rated websites.
Win32/Aibatook targets Japanese bank customers with an unusual Internet Explorer monitoring technique. We believe the malware has been in development for months - and is now ready for take-off.
An artist has created what he claims to be an ‘uncrackable’ mixtape, using freely available encryption tools and housed on a home-made device, and posted it to America’s National Security Agency (NSA).
Popular technology news and review website CNET faced the threat of having a million users' data exposed this week, with an unknown attacker posting screenshots of data from a CNET server, and demanding a surprisingly small ransom…
Data breaches have hit a record high in the state of New York, tripling since 2006, according to records released by the state attorney general.
“Phishing attack ahead” is similar to the stark, clear warnings delivered by road signs - and web users will soon benefit from this sort of plain-speaking alert, at least when using Google’s Chrome browser.
An embedded microchip that stops you from becoming pregnant? Would you trust it to protect itself properly from a hacker attack?
Guests who used business centers in American hotels may be at risk from gangs installing keylogger malware on the computers to steal banking and email passwords.
A Tweet from an official Samsung Galaxy Note 4 account has dropped a very unsubtle hint that its upcoming Galaxy Note 4 handheld may feature a retina scanner - offering a significantly higher level of password security.
LastPass has gone public about a couple of security holes that were found in its popular online password management software. That's enough to send a shiver down the spines of the many internet users who trust the service to store its passwords securely, but the company says that there is no need to panic.
A notorious strain of banking malware, known as Caphaw - or Shylock, due to snippets of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice embedded in its code - has seen its command and control servers shut down in a major international police operation.
Files sent as a link from Google Drive could have shared more than their senders intended, Google admitted this week - in a Google Drive privacy post where the internet giant admitted files could be visible to people other than their intended recipients.
Emails warning internet users that they have violated copyright and owe companies such as Sony and Paramount a cash settlement have been circulating widely in Germany - but the shock tactic is a scam.
Nigeria’s notorious fraud industry has expanded overseas - with Nigerian conmen entering Malaysia on student visas to perpetrate fraud using the country’s fast connections and advanced banking system, and raking in millions of dollars.