Whether the Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) security vunerability will result in widespread Conficker- or Blaster-level mayhem remains to be seen. While we're waiting for the apocalypse, consider these question.
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Even apart from the serious security flaw in HTC Sense and malware that talks to an encrypted blog, to name just two recent issues, a consensus seems to be emerging. Android has serious security problems.
The team behind Stuxnet, the complex malware used to attack Iran's nuclear program earlier this year, has produced another worm, dubbed "Duqu" by McAfee Labs.
The tz database, the key source of time zone information for most the computing world, has been shut down following allegations of copyright infringement.
MD5 hashes, still a common method for securing login passwords, are no longer an adequate defence against hackers, according to Kaspersky Lab analyst Evgeny (Eugene) Aseev.
Iranian internet users whose security may have been compromised by the forged Google.com digital certificate could number in the hundreds of thousands. An interim report (PDF) commissioned by DigiNotar, the certification authority (CA) at the centre of the hacking incident, also reveals lax security at the Dutch firm.
AusCERT general manager Graham Ingram has questioned the wisdom of Australia's National E-Health Strategy plans to make medical records available online, pointing to the difficulty of securing end-users' computers.