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February 24th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Currently the downloads area is completely submission based, and we delete the vast majority of dodgy apps and obvious spam, hence the relatively low number of downloads. What types of downloads are...
February 18th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Linksys and Trend Micro are prepping home routers bundled with security software. Smart move or unnecessary layer of security?
Trend Micro Router Develops Router Anti-virus - Enterprise IT Planet
February 9th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Beware the Facebook frauds:
Facebook fraud causes problem for site users - The Daily Targum
Couldn't he just have picked up the phone? In any case, nice to have friends that can wire you...
January 30th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Ha! I was just about to post this.
Sounds harsh, but lockout your ex-employees the second they're given their walking papers. Kudos to the attentive admin.
January 29th, 2009, 08:37 PM
It's a tactic used to knock websites offline, both big and small. But whole countries? You betcha.
DDoS attack boots Kyrgyzstan from net - The Register
January 29th, 2009, 08:24 PM
The guy reportedly returned it along with the "only" copy of the data he made.
January 21st, 2009, 08:16 PM
Brennon Slattery at PC World Takes them to task for releasing the news on one of the biggest news days in ages, among other missteps. Hard not to agree.
January 15th, 2009, 06:40 PM
A handful of anti-virus programs are available if you're kicking the tires on the Windows 7 Beta.
Anti-Virus Solutions for the Windows 7 Beta- Windows 7 Team Blog
Trying Kaspersky. Seems...
January 5th, 2009, 04:40 PM
In hindsight, it was bound to happen. Stay alert and be suspicious of those DMs...
Gone Phishing - Twitter Blog
December 31st, 2008, 07:35 PM
Ah, the Playstation 3... Might be outsold by the Wii and Xbox 360, but it has been leading to some interesting IT diversions.
MD5 considered harmful today: Creating a rogue CA certificate
December 16th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Patch as soon as tomorrow (fingers crossed).
December 2nd, 2008, 08:29 PM
Hack a Day has a short and sweet video of Linux 2.6 loading on an Apple iPhone. Very rudimentary stuff at the moment, but the door has been pried open...
iPhone Linux - Hack a Day
December 1st, 2008, 06:36 PM
Wired has put together an interesting profile on some of the personalities and events behind this year's DNS brouhaha...
Secret Geek A-Team Hacks Back, Defends Worldwide Web - Wired
November 25th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Symantec puts a number on the size of the market that trades in stolen credit card numbers and exploit code.
Measuring the Market for Hacked Data - BusinessWeek
One phrase sticks out:...
November 25th, 2008, 05:30 PM
November 20th, 2008, 06:53 PM
As the economy falters (to put it mildly), online crime is attracting talented, yet unemployed, computer and IT professionals.
Economic Bust, Cybercrime Boom - Forbes
November 12th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Come to think of it, I did notice a tiny bit less spam today...
ISP Cut off From Internet After Security Concerns - PC World
November 5th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Remember when Diebold posted images of master keys for its voting machines online and hilarity ensued? Now computer scientists at UC San Diego have taken the concept a scary step further...
October 28th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Doubtful they'll ever come for you because you ganked someone (or many someones). Technically, you could argue, the online character committed suicide, though at her hands. Still, she was arrested...
October 28th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Want to put an end to the user free-for-all and "not this again" help desk requests? Sonny Discini walks us through the basics of locking down those workstations with Microsoft Management Console...
October 24th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Ah, elections! It used to be a simple matter of filling out a ballot or pushing buttons on ancient, mechanical machines. Princeton's findings on Sequoia AVC Advantage voting machines will make you...
October 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Agreed, patch and update those signatures. If MS is this concerned it should give you a clue as to the severity of the attacks they've been observing.
October 21st, 2008, 04:35 AM
Wow, end of an era. Wonder how much is due to WinXP boxes getting retired or if there's a "son of storm" waiting in the wings...
October 20th, 2008, 08:54 PM
There was always a concern over wireless keyboards, though good designs have mitigated snooping on their wireless signals. But now it looks like wired keyboards (with poor shielding?) offer no...
October 14th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Geez... Just remembered when I switched to an all-WPA setup after WEP was cracked and one laptop couldn't make the transition because of an ancient 802.11b implementation. Good times!