Firefox 3.6 to prevent harmful add-ons

The soon-to-be shipped version 3.6 of the Firefox browser will have a new feature that will make it more stable. It is called Component Directory Lockdown, and it prevents …

T-Mobile personal user data breached and sold

T-Mobile UK got a nasty surprise when they realized that their customers whose contract was due to expire were being contacted by their competitors. They soon realized that …

Improved DNS security for .com and .net domains

It seems that after 15 years of predicting better security for the Domain Name System, the time has finally come for the implementation of DNSSEC, the technology that adds …

Raising security awareness in India

Securitybyte & OWASP AppSec Asia Conference 2009, India’s largest security conference, opened its doors today at the magnificent Hotel Crowne Plaza in Gurgaon. One …

Cybercrime reality through FBI eyes

Addressing the crowd gathered at the Information Security Forum’s World Congress in Vancouver on Tuesday, Shawn Henry, FBI Assistant Director of Cybersecurity, shared …

Facebook groups hacked through design flaw

Mashable reports that anyone can hijack a group on Facebook just by joining the group and registering as an administrator after the real admin has left. The group is then at …

Brazilian blackout not caused by hackers

Two days ago, CBS covered the possibilities of cyber war, power grid failures and cyber bank robberies. A couple of massive power outages that took place in Brazil were …

Cyber war is coming, the impact could be huge

CBS News reports that cyber war is a reality that, according to cyber experts, the US will have to be prepared for – and soon. Admiral Mike McConnell, Former Chief of …

Single sign-in gains ground

There seems to be a persisting problem: how to remember the passwords to all the websites you use and that require you to login? For myself, I chose to use a password manager …

Facebook continues to shoot down deceptive ads

In an ongoing battle against spam and deceptive ads and offers running inside applications, Facebook has terminated their business relationship with two more networks who …