No 10 to unveil 'widened' US-style cyber security strategy within weeks
Cryptography Research signs patent licence with Samsung to protect smartcards against differential power analysisJune 08, 2009
Cryptography Research has signed a patent licence agreement with Samsung Electronics.
With the emergence of new attack techniques and the reinvention of old ones, 2008 has been a year of cybercriminal innovation.
Only two per cent of computer users are fully patched and the other 98 per cent are running at least one insecure, unpatched program, security firm Secunia said this week.
The "W32.Downadup" worm, exploiting the patched Microsoft's Windows Server Service (MWSS) vulnerability, is the key component in a developing botnet, researchers at Trend Micro said this week.
The second version of the iPhone, released Friday, includes faster internet, GPS functionality and an application store — as well as 13 security fixes.
The software giant is spearheading its second global security initiative in a week, this time aiming to co-ordinate security response systems with other vendors
Two private detectives have been fined by a London court after blagging information on the partner of a man wanted for a debt to their client
International cooperation among law enforcement agencies is key to taking the allure from cybercrime, a panel of experts said today at a Kaspersky Lab-sponsored breakfast in New York.
Experts from the University of California, Davis warned this week that the reliability of fingerprint biometrics has declined considerably due to technological concerns and a growing world population.
Fortify Software announced today that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire McLean,Va.-based Secure Software.
A U.S. District Court in California has ordered a movie download service to stop barraging users with pop-up advertisements.
Fraudsters are hawking free trials of "universal" man-in-the-middle phishing kits through an online forum, security researchers said today.
While most major security vendors worked out the kinks in their Windows Vista-compatible offerings this week, some niche vendors were taking advantage of the corporate launch to unveil new security solutions.
As Microsoft trumpeted the business release of its Vista operating system today, security vendors scrambled to offer third-party anti-virus software for the new Windows ecosystem.
Vista is finally here - at least for companies that buy Windows licenses in bulk and think Microsoft's first new operating system (OS) in five years is worth the cost.
A recent study requested by the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform found that many federal agencies are not properly testing their information security controls.
Just when you thought that spilling a hot cup of latte was all you had to worry about while surfing the web at your local Starbucks - or any public place for that matter - think again: Nearby attackers can now exploit the wireless drivers used in many popular laptops to assume control of your machine, and there is little you can do to stop them.
In hackers' latest move in the cat and mouse game with security companies, the hackers that created Gromozon redesigned the malware last week to include pop-ups and other fake clues to trick the infected user into thinking United Kingdom-based Prevx is the source of infection.
Google apologized to users of its video group this week for unintentionally hosting a version of the infamous Kama Sutra Worm.
Wikipedia, the user-driven online encyclopedia, was a victim of its open-source nature when malware writers posted a link to a malicious website in a German-language article describing a popular computer worm.
Popular social networking site MySpace has shut down a bogus profile page that was used to relay usernames and passwords to a remote server in France.
Sourcefire, maker of the popular open-source Snort intrusion prevention technology, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise up to $75 million in stock, six months after plans to be acquired by Check Point fizzled out amid a federal investigation.
Swipe-free credit cards are gaining in popularity, but there are significant information security risks associated with the cards' radio frequency identifier (RFID) technology, a group of Massachusetts researchers have determined in findings released this week.
Researchers with Fortify Software reported this week that the wide differences among "black box" testing methods can put organizations at risk without enough oversight.
Digital identity provider ActivIdentity announced this week that it won key, two-year contracts to provide identification card technology to two federal government agencies charged with safeguarding Americans.
On the heels of Microsoft's release of the Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), Mozilla on Tuesday is scheduled to unveil the third version of its popular alternative web browser, Firefox.
While Microsoft has made a lot of fanfare about the concessions they announced last week regarding kernel access to 64-bit Vista, the leading IT security manufacturers said this week that what Microsoft eventually offers them may be too little, too late.
Vulnerability tracking firm Secunia today reported a "highly critical" vulnerability in Opera, the alternative cross-platform web browser, that could lead to the execution of malicious code.
Netflix, the subscription-based DVD rental service that revolutionized the way consumers rent movies, has shored up its website against hackers.
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