The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
An intermediate certificate authority (CA) registered to the French Ministry of Finance issued rogue certificates for several Google domains without authorization.
By Lucian Constantin | 09 December, 2013 17:13
Thirteen people, including the creator of Blackhole, a popular exploit tool used to infect computers with malware, were arrested and charged in Russia with creating and participating in a criminal organization.
By Lucian Constantin | 06 December, 2013 17:56
A new website allows Internet users to check if their usernames and passwords were exposed in some of the largest data breaches in recent years.
By Lucian Constantin | 06 December, 2013 11:35
Explosive revelations in the past six months about the U.S. government's massive cyber-spying activities have spooked individuals, rankled politicians and enraged privacy watchdogs, but top IT executives aren't panicking -- yet.
By Juan Carlos Perez | 05 December, 2013 19:28
Ruby on Rails users are advised to upgrade to newly released versions of the Web development framework that contain important security fixes, according to the Rails development team.
By Lucian Constantin | 04 December, 2013 16:55
Twitter has implemented new security measures that should make it much more difficult for anyone to eavesdrop on communications between its servers and users, and is calling on other Internet companies to follow its lead.
By Martyn Williams | 22 November, 2013 23:22
Hackers reportedly stole 42 million customer records including email addresses and clear-text passwords from Cupid Media, a network of dating websites.
By Lucian Constantin | 20 November, 2013 15:57
Popular source code repository service GitHub has recently been hit by a brute-force password-guessing attack that successfully compromised some accounts.
By Lucian Constantin | 20 November, 2013 13:24
Google replaced the SSL certificates for its online services with new ones that use stronger, 2048-bit RSA keys, making encrypted connections to its sites safer against so-called brute-force attacks.
By Lucian Constantin | 19 November, 2013 18:21
A group of hackers claim to have exploited an undocumented vulnerability in the vBulletin Internet forum software in order to break into the MacRumors.com and vBulletin.com forums.
By Lucian Constantin | 18 November, 2013 11:22
Top IT officials from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration insisted HealthCare.gov is as secure as possible, despite questions raised from inside the government before the flawed website's launch.
By Grant Gross | 13 November, 2013 20:15
Facebook locked some users out of their accounts after determining that their log-in credentials were exposed as a result of a security breach at Adobe. The company is asking users who used the same log-in credentials for Adobe's online services and Facebook to verify their identity and change their password.
By Lucian Constantin | 12 November, 2013 16:14
A new bug bounty program sponsored by Microsoft and Facebook will reward security researchers for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in widely used software that have the potential to affect a large number of Internet users.
By Lucian Constantin | 07 November, 2013 11:53
Security experts used fake Facebook and LinkedIn profiles pretending to represent a smart, attractive young woman to penetrate the defenses of a U.S. government agency with a high level of cybersecurity awareness, as part of an exercise that shows how effective social engineering attacks can be, even against technically sophisticated organizations.
By Lucian Constantin | 31 October, 2013 12:22
The Internet Archive, the online repository of millions of digitized books, wants to shield its readers from other's prying eyes -- like the government's.
By Zach Miners | 25 October, 2013 19:00