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Fri, 31 Jul 09
iPhone vulnerable to hacker attacks, experts say
Security experts have uncovered flaws in the iPhone that they said hackers can exploit to take control of the popular device, using the tactic for identity theft and other crimes.

Fri, 31 Jul 09
U r pwned! Texting paves way for hacking
The fact that text messages appear on mobile phones without any interaction from the user can give criminals an opening to break into those devices, researchers demonstrated.

Fri, 31 Jul 09
Victim of 35-year ID theft ‘elated’ at arrest
A man who was the victim of a 35-year-long identity theft says he's so happy about an arrest in the case that he could kiss the special agent who handled it.

Fri, 31 Jul 09
Lost iPhone prototype spotlights counterfeiting
One week after the apparent suicide of a Chinese factory worker accused of stealing a carefully guarded Apple iPhone prototype, one question remains unanswered: what happened to the missing phone?

Fri, 31 Jul 09
Anti-theft software could create security hole
A piece of anti-theft software built into many laptops at the factory opens a serious security hole, according to research.

Thu, 30 Jul 09
Mac flaw could let hackers get scrambled data
A Mac security expert has uncovered a technique that hackers could use to take control of Apple Inc. computers and steal data that is scrambled to protect it from identity thieves.

Tue, 28 Jul 09
Hackers put China flag on Australian film site
Hackers posted a Chinese flag on the Web site of an Australian film festival in an escalation of protests against the planned appearance by an exiled Uighur activist whom Beijing blames for deadly ethnic riots in China's west, an official said Sunday.

Tue, 28 Jul 09
AT&T says Web site block was not censorship
AT&T says it blocked freewheeling Web site 4chan.org this weekend.

Sat, 25 Jul 09
Skype singled out as threat to Russia's security
Russia's most powerful business lobby moved to clamp down on Skype and its peers this week, telling lawmakers that the Internet phone services are a threat to Russian businesses and to national security.

Fri, 24 Jul 09
NY Post blames ESPN for nude reporter video

ESPN reporter Erin Andrews interviews Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, right, who shows his No. 20 jersey on Jan. 27, 2007.The New York Post on Thursday defended its publication of photos from an illicitly filmed Internet video showing ESPN reporter Erin Andrews naked in a hotel room by accusing the sports network of having outed her.

Thu, 23 Jul 09
July 4 computer attack still a mystery
The U.S. still has not figured out who was behind the July 4 cyberattacks that took down a series of government Web sites, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair said Wednesday.

Thu, 23 Jul 09
Weak link in cybersecurity? People, report finds
The popularity of Facebook and other popular social networking sites has given hackers new ways to steal both money and information, the security company Sophos said in a report released on Wednesday.

Wed, 22 Jul 09
Chinese Web sites close amid crackdown
Several Chinese Internet sites and parts of popular Web portals went offline Tuesday amid tightening controls that have already left mainland Web users without access to Facebook, Twitter and other well-known social networking sites.

Tue, 21 Jul 09
Erin Andrews nude video may have virus link

Video of ESPN commentator Erin Andrews shot through a peephole while she was in a hotel room has been pulled from several Web sites. ESPN's attorney as well as Andrews' counsel say they plan to prosecute the person or persons who shot the footage.A video that shows popular ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews in the nude in a hotel room made its way onto several Web sites and may contain a link to a virus in a Trojan horse that could be downloaded by users.

Tue, 21 Jul 09
U.S. support sought in Internet censor fight
Ten years after a government crackdown drove it underground in China, Falun Gong is trying to position itself to get U.S. government funds to help defeat Internet censors worldwide.

Sat, 18 Jul 09
Concerns raised as L.A. looks at Google Apps
Security and privacy concerns have been raised over a multimillion-dollar proposal by Los Angeles to tap Google Inc.'s Internet-based services for government e-mail, police records and other confidential data.

Fri, 17 Jul 09
Facebook has serious privacy gaps, Canada says
The popular social networking site is not doing enough to protect the personal information it gets from subscribers, Canada's privacy commissioner said.

Fri, 17 Jul 09
Experts question security of Google OS
Google says that its forthcoming Chrome operating system will be so secure that "users don't have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates." But Google's claim is being met with skepticism within the Internet security world.

Wed, 15 Jul 09
S. Korean says hackers extracted data in attacks
Hackers extracted files from computers they contaminated with the virus that triggered cyberattacks last week in the United States and South Korea, police said Tuesday, a sign that they tried to steal information from the victims.

Tue, 14 Jul 09
S. Korea's spy agency lowers cyberattack alert
South Korea's spy agency lowered the country's cyberattack alert Monday as affected Web sites returned to normal after suffering outages in a series of assaults that have cast suspicion on North Korea.

Sat, 11 Jul 09
Glitch in antivirus software troubles PC users
Antivirus software cuts two ways. It's great at blocking known viruses, but it can sometimes misfire, mistakenly flagging clean files as malicious. That sends a computer into a tailspin trying to clean up stuff that's supposed to be on there.

Sat, 11 Jul 09
PCs could be hit next in Web attack
Cyber attacks slowing U.S. and South Korean Web sites could enter a new phase on Friday by attacking personal computers and wiping out hard disks, a South Korean government agency and Web security firm said.

Fri, 10 Jul 09
Debate over possible responses to cyber attacks

An explanation of how denial-of-service attacks happen, who they affect and recent incidents.A lot of people are saying this is cyber war. But if the Internet attack on U.S. Web sites was an assault by a foreign government, what good responses are in America's arsenal?

Fri, 10 Jul 09
Experts work to untangle cyber attacks
U.S. authorities trying to unravel widespread cyber attacks this week against government Web sites in the United States and South Korea are facing a lengthy, complex investigation.

Fri, 10 Jul 09
S. Korean Web sites under renewed attack

July 8: As the federal government took stock Wednesday of how many U.S. Web sites were targeted in the cyber attack that started July 4, suspicions centered on North Korea as the possible source of the attack.  (Nightly News)A South Korean official warned on Thursday that seven Web sites were under renewed cyber attack, a day after American authorities said they were eyeing North Korea as the origin of a widespread assault.

Thu, 9 Jul 09
White House among targets of cyber attack

South Korean intelligence authorities believe that North Korea or pro-Pyongyang forces in South Korea committed cyber attacks that paralyzed major South Korean and U.S. Web sites, an official said Wednesday.A powerful Internet attack that overwhelmed computers at U.S. and South Korean government agencies for days was even broader than initially realized.

Thu, 9 Jul 09
How a denial-of-service attack works

Learn how a denial-of-service attack works.Investigators are piecing together details about one of the most aggressive computer attacks in recent memory — a powerful "denial-of-service" assault that overwhelmed computers.

Thu, 9 Jul 09
A look at Estonia’s cyber attack in 2007
Computer networks in the tiny Baltic country of Estonia were disabled two years ago in a cyberattack similar to the one that knocked out Web sites in South Korea and the U.S.

Wed, 8 Jul 09
Federal Web sites hit hard by cyber attacks

Learn how a denial-of-service attack works.A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several U.S. government agencies, The Associated Press has learned. South Korean Web sites were also attacked.

Wed, 8 Jul 09
Chinese go online to vent ire at Xinjiang unrest

Chinese paramilitary police run across a street in Urumqi, China, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. Urumqi was tense Tuesday, with protests happening in several parts of the city and both Han Chinese and Uighur groups facing off with armed police. Chinese are venting their anger online after ethnic unrest in the Muslim region of Xinjiang left at least 156 dead but are playing a cat-and-mouse game with censors who appear to be removing some posts and blogs.

Wed, 8 Jul 09
Dell launches digital forensics service for police
Dell Inc, the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, launched a package of hardware, software and services on Tuesday designed to help police convict more criminals as digital evidence proliferates.

Tue, 7 Jul 09
Researchers say they can guess your SSN

There’s a new reason to worry about the security of your Social Security number. Turns out it can be guessed with relative ease. There’s a new reason to worry about the security of your Social Security number. Turns out it can be guessed with relative ease.

Tue, 7 Jul 09
Microsoft warns of computer security hole
Microsoft Corp. has taken the rare step of warning about a serious security vulnerability it hasn't fixed yet. The vulnerability affects Internet Explorer users whose computers run the Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 operating software.

Fri, 3 Jul 09
China: PC makers voluntarily supply Web filter

Children use computers in a library in Xiangfan in central China's Hubei province. In a rare reversal, China's government gave in to domestic and international pressure and backed down from a rule that would have required personal computers sold in the country to have Internet-filtering software. Several PC makers were including controversial Internet-filtering software with computers shipped in China on Thursday despite a government decision to postpone its plan to make such a step mandatory.

Fri, 3 Jul 09
Jay Leno wins cybersquatting case
Comedian and talk show host Jay Leno has won a cybersquatting case against a Texas man found by a U.N. agency to have misused the domain name thejaylenoshow.com to direct Internet users to a real estate website.

Thu, 2 Jul 09
Party celebrates China Web filter delay

Customers use computers at an Internet cafe in Yingtan, Jiangxi. China's latest Internet controls have been assailed by rights advocates and Washington, and yet the real challenge to its "Green Dam" plan may be the nation's own computer market, an anarchic digital bazaar. Chinese Web users flooded to a trendy art zone cafe on Wednesday to celebrate a last-minute halt to a rollout of government-sponsored filtering software, and make a stand for freedom of expression in the Communist-run state.

Wed, 1 Jul 09
China postpones controversial Web filter

Customers surf the Web at an Internet cafe in Beijing. China put off a rule that would have required manufacturers to include filtering software known as Green Dam with every computer produced for sale.China postponed a plan to require personal computer makers to supply Internet-filtering software Tuesday, retreating in the face of protests by Washington and Chinese Web surfers just hours before it was due to take effect.

Wed, 1 Jul 09
New radar aims to detect illegal border tunnels
Radar technology could help U.S. border patrol agents spot underground tunnels dug by human smugglers and drug traffickers along the border.


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