After a Turkish Internet certificate authority "mistakenly" issues two unauthorized e-documents used to verify Web site authenticity, another organization creates a fraudulent certificate that could let it impersonate various Google sites. Browser makers have responded.
Instead of blocking bad stuff at individual computers, Metacert will filter out sites it identifies as nasty across your entire home network. Larry Magid talks with CEO Paul Walsh.
The security firm is confronting the ZeroAccess botnet, which is likely to have more than 1.9 million slave computers at its disposal for click fraud and bitcoin mining.
The Reset Print System routine in OS X performs a number of adjustments to the print service's files and configurations to restore factory default settings, but these steps can be manually performed or can even be undone, if needed.
It might have taken five years to discover, but a government-snooping spying campaign dubbed Red October has been exposed by Kaspersky Lab.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has found a security hole in Safari, with which a hacker could run arbitrary code at the privilege level of the current user account if the victim visits a malicious Web page.
Cyberattacks from China have reportedly adopted a variant of the malware known Sykipot to compromise the smart cards used by U.S. government agencies.
A Czech resident is accused of operating a botnet that infected tens of thousands of computers, serving spam and harvesting data. This is the third botnet Microsoft has taken down using the same legal and technical measures.
Iranian hacker who claims responsibility for breaches at certificate authorities threatens broader attacks. Firefox maker gives digital-certificate sellers a week to boost security.
Domains for which fraudulent security certificates were issued includes CIA, MI6, Facebook, Microsoft, Skype, and Twitter. Spying on Iranian dissidents may have been the hackers' goal.