Microsoft’s SmartScreen ‘reputation checker’ is expanding from the Internet Explorer browser to the entire Windows 8 desktop, nudging developers to buy Extended Validation (EV) code signing certificates to reduce their chances of causing a security alert.
Stories by Liam Tung
Potentially tens of thousands of machines once infected by the DNS Changer may be at risk of hijacking after IP address blocks were reallocated last week.
The infamous Mac trojan Flashback, which infected 800,000 Mac OS X machines at its height this April, is still lingering on over 140,000 computers, according to Russian security firm, Dr Web.
A District Court order in Iceland’s capital Reykjavík has ordered local payments provider Valitor to open services to WikiLeaks again or face a hefty US$6,000 a day penalty.
Europe’s independent privacy watchdog is pushing for tight controls over smart meter data collection, fearing the data could be used to exploit and harm consumers.
The bloated, modular Flame malware may or may not be the biggest threat since Stuxnet, but its tardy discovery highlights the limits of antivirus in a world where governments are investing heavily in offensive cyber capabilities.
An apparent trio of ‘hackers’ operating under the LatinHackTeam banner has claimed the Australian Government’s Department of Health and Ageing eHealth education site as its 13,789th ‘defacement‘ victim.
Iranians and Syrians that search the web for a popular censorship evading proxy, ‘Simurgh’, are at risk of downloading a fake, trojanised version of the privacy tool.
German antivirus security testing outfit AV-Test has "updated" its Android antivirus rankings, pushing McAfee up from a lowly ineffective piece of software to a top 10 Android security product.
Mozilla is expected within in months to begin encrypting Google searches by default in its Firefox browser, according to security and privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian.
Despite strong opposition to an Australian-like voluntary anti-botnet iCode, where ISPs inform customers of botnet infections, a US Federal Communications Commission council has approved it.
Adobe has released an important security feature for Flash Player on Firefox 4.0 and higher, delivering a public beta that sandboxes its processes in the browser on Windows.
Symantec on Tuesday took the dramatic step of advising customers of its secure communications product pcAnywhere to disable it, confirming that a 2006 data breach in which hackers stole its source code had led to a heightened risk of a successful attack.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt says the controversial Carrier IQ network diagnostics tool was bad.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is eyeing Australia's iCode as a model for its own ISP-led malware notification system, but Microsoft, the SANS Institute and others have expressed reservations about pursuing it in the United States (US).