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When identity theft is not your fault

Not a month goes by that we don’t hear of a theft of a laptop, external hard drive, USB stick or CD belonging to a company and containing sensitive personal information …

U.S. Senator’s email hacked and used to sent out scam emails

The Yahoo email account of Bob Dvorsky, Iowa State Senator, has been compromised by unknown individuals who used it to send a variation of the “friend in need” …

Perfect Citizen: U.S. infrastructure protection against cyber attacks

“Perfect Citizen” is the code name for a new government-sponsored program aimed at detecting cyber attacks targeting private and government agencies that run the …

Reversible watermarking proves digital image authenticity

Knowing whether a digital photo has been altered is sometimes of vital importance. Being able to confirm that the picture is authentic and that it, indeed, comes from the …

The Pirate Bay hacked, user information exposed

It’s one problem after another for the (in)famous file-sharing Web site. Dogged by the music and movie industry, its founders are defending themselves and their creation …

Manhunt for murderer prompts poisoned image search results

Six days ago, an Englishman named Raoul Moat shot his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and a police officer. The UK police has instigated a manhunt that has, so far, failed to …

Fake car tax adjustment information leads to malware

A wave of spam emails containing a malicious attachment is targeting car owners. The subject line professes the email to be a heads-up about changes regarding the tax one must …

Community support for Tavis Ormandy, security researcher

The highly-publicized disclosure of a 0-day Microsoft vulnerability by Tavis Ormandy has divided security researchers. While some deem his action irresponsible, others support …

Security firm discloses vulnerabilities to vendors who are willing to pay

VUPEN Security has had enough – no more freebies for software vendors. The security company – previously known as FrSIRT (French Security Incident Response Team) …

A closer look at Rohos Logon Key for Mac

Rohos Logon Key for Mac (v2.3) can turn any USB flash drive, iPod, Bluetooth enabled mobile, iPhone, YubiKey, UmiKey, Swekey OTP token, or Touchatag device with RFID tags into …

Facebook scam remotely executes actions on your account

You’re on Facebook. You notice that one (or several) of your friends “liked” a page named “99% of people can’t watch this video for more than 25 …

Fake Microsoft Security Update e-mail

Francophones around the world should be careful not to fall for the claims of an e-mail that offers a link for the user to follow in order to receive a Microsoft Windows …

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