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Malicious Code Hidden in SmartPhone Apps

08/02/2011, Lookout, a mobile security company, has issued a report that illustrates the rise of applications infected by malware (programs built with a malicious intent) on mobile platforms. I was particularly interested by how “pirates”  can sneak...

Google Account 2-step verification now in 40 different languages

08/02/2011, Remember the 2-step verification process Google implemented for Google Accounts way back in February? It wasn’t available all over the world back then, but the service is now available all over the world in over 150 countries and in 40 different...

Anonymous leaks details of 7,000 law enforcement officers

08/01/2011, Anonymous has announced that it has managed to hack over 70 US law enforcement websites and steal 10GB of data. It promised a leak and the first one was released yesterday – over 7,000 law enforcement officials’ private information including their...

PayPal hands over 1,000 Anonymous IP addresses to the FBI

07/30/2011, Remember last year when PayPal was attacked by Anonymous after it froze Wikileaks’ account? Well, it looks like PayPal has finally decided to strike back against the hacking coalition. Apparently the hackers left behind enough information to be...

Facebook rewards researchers who report security weaknesses

07/29/2011, Facebook has just launched a new bug bounty program where it rewards researchers who find security holes in the social network. The reward will be paid in dollars, which starts off at $500 and has no maximum set. However, they will have to follow...

Hacker claims he took down the websites of Anonymous and LulzSec

07/27/2011, As if the heat from the authorities wasn’t already enough, it looks like Anonymous and LulzSec have another adversary to deal with. A hacker who calls himself Jester has claimed responsibility for taking down the websites of two of the most prolific...

Apple releases iOS 4.3.5 update

07/25/2011, While we eagerly anticipate the arrival of iOS 5, it looks like Apple is still hard at work fixing problems found in the current version of the operating system. Not long after it released iOS 4.3.4 which fixed the PDF vulnerability, the company has just...

Heathrow airport to introduce facial recognition scanning

07/22/2011, For those who travel frequently on airplanes, you may have realized that airport security is starting to get tighter, and while some of the practices conducted by airport security personnel may be questionable, the fact of the matter is that security is...

New software removes “naked” body scans (airport security)

07/20/2011, Airport security is never easy. Ever since the rise of aircraft-related crimes in recent years, the country has taken serious measures to ensure the safety of its flight crew and passengers on planes. One of the measures implemented to counter this...

Apple releases iOS 4.3.4 update

07/15/2011, Remember the report about the possible exploitation through PDFs on iOS discovered last week? Well, we were told to hold on tight to our horses while Apple fixed the bug. In the meantime we had to either stay away from PDF files or jailbreak our phones to...

iOS users should refrain from downloading PDFs says Apple

07/12/2011, Remember the potential security theat in iOS that Apple was reported to be fixing last week? Well, the fix still isn’t here yet – at least not officially. It turns out that jailbreaking your iPhone is the key to solving this problem. Gizmodo...

Anonymous leaks 90,000 military emails

07/11/2011, While LulzSec has disappeared and sailed off into the sea, other hacking groups have picked up where they left off, wreaking havoc on the world. Another infamous hacking collective known as Anonymous, recently made an attack on the intelligence community...

Apple fixing potential iOS security threat

07/08/2011, On Wednesday, a German site reported about a serious flaw in iOS that if left unfixed, could leave the operating system vulnerable to malware without the user’s knowledge. The issue is due to the way iOS handles PDF files – even those that are...