Stories by John E. Dunn

Spam drop could boost Trojan attacks

The dramatic fall in spam traffic reported last week after alleged rogue ISP McColo was taken offline will only be a temporary reprieve and could actually generate a new wave of Trojans, experts have warned.

Cambridge lab sets quantum key world record

The hugely promising security technology of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) has moved an important step closer to commercialization with the announcement by UK-based researchers that they can now shift encryption keys around at speeds of 1Mbps.

More OOXML trouble as Norwegians quit

Thirteen members of Norway's International Standards Organisation (ISO) body, Standard Norway, have resigned over the country's approval for the controversial Microsoft OOXML document format.

Police 'find' author of notorious virus

The infamous Gpcode 'ransomware' virus that hit computers in July was the work of a single person who is known to the authorities, a source close to the hunt for the attacker has told Techworld.

New Linux phone can 'pwn' Wi-Fi

Open source developer NeoPwn has built what it claims is the first Wi-Fi penetration testing platform to run from a mobile phone.

Keyloggers beaten by new crypto utility

A German company has come up with a program it claims can protect against the biggest weak spot of most encryption systems - keyloggers that record passphrases as they are entered.

BusinessWeek turned into malware playground

The website of BusinessWeek magazine has suffered a major SQL injection attack in recent days that left it hosting malware from hundreds of its pages, Sophos has reported.

Mobile users offered first external SSD

Networking company Buffalo Technology has finally launched its external SSD drives at prices that promise to steal a share of the portable market from old-world 2.5 inch hard drives.

Kaminsky flaw prompts DNS server overhaul

One of the companies most at risk from the notorious DNS cache poisoning vulnerability has overhauled security in the latest release of its DNS server software in what looks like a major code rethink.

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