Bono Mack to introduce hacking transparency bill

Jun 14, 2011
In light of all the attacks on corporate sites in recent months, Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R - Calif.) is circulating a draft of bill that would require...
Posted In: Congress, hacking, House, Law, security

Citigroup the latest to be hacked

Jun 9, 2011
I wonder if there's a big wheel somewhere that the hackers spin and whoever it lands on is the one to get hacked. One day it'll be Hostess snack...
Posted In: Citigroup, hacking, security

A suggested cybersecurity code of conduct

Jun 9, 2011
The U.S. Department of Commerce released a report Wednesday suggesting a code of conduct for companies that do business over the Internet. Analysts...
Posted In: commerce, security

Here's a new word to scare you: Faceniff

Jun 2, 2011
Funny word, scary possibilities. It's an Android app that lets users intercept web sessions on wi-fi networks, steal credentials of people using...
Posted In: android, hacking, privacy, security, wi-fi

Pentagon says computer sabotage is an act of war

May 31, 2011
In another sign that the line between the cyberworld and the worldworld is getting blurrier, the US military is talking tough about online attacks....
Posted In: military, Pentagon, security

Security flaws at LinkedIn

May 23, 2011
Security flaws will eventually get around to everyone: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sizzler, Play-Doh, your grandma, Jupiter. This time up it's...
Posted In: cookies, linkedin, security, your dad

New Mac malware wipes that smug look off of Apple fans' faces

May 20, 2011
For years, everyone's known that PCs are prone to malware and Macs are not. Just ask any Mac owner, they'll condescendingly tell you so. Well,...
Posted In: mac, malware, security, smugness

"Too creepy for Google" barrier somehow met

May 20, 2011
Eric Schmidt says Google can build a facial recognition database but won't. So...that's comforting. I think. Speaking at the Google "Big Tent"...
Posted In: Google, privacy, security

Privacy and security questioned on Dropbox

May 17, 2011
Dropbox is a popular file storage site where you can put your stuff on the cloud and get it wherever you want. People love it. But security...
Posted In: dropbox, privacy, security

Sony roundup

May 6, 2011
Sony has been troubled by the two recent hacks that exposed the personal information of many millions of people, including some credit card...
Posted In: hacking, privacy, security, Sony