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The free Search Engine Security add-on from Zscaler attempts to thwart malware lurking in bogus search-engine results by making page requests appear to originate elsewhere.
Millions of people still flocked to Wikipedia despite a blackout of its encyclopedia.
Android saw the highest usage--40 percent--on Zscaler's cloud-based security network in the third quarter, surpassing BlackBerry's 37 percent and 22 percent for iOS.
ZScaler's Blacksheep and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's HTTPS Everywhere extensions for Firefox alert you when someone is using Firesheep to capture your sign-in information.
Android's share of smartphone users grew more than 4 points for the three months ending in October, giving it a 46 percent slice of the market, according to the latest numbers from ComScore.
Hacker offspring get their own DefCon as talks on critical infrastructure hacks run next door to social engineering contests for kids.
Spammers modify attacks after Facebook rolls out new security features to block attacks.
Within hours of the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, malware was found on sites optimized to show up on Web searches related to the event and in scams on Facebook.
On today's show, a brief digression on the topic of McRibs and then back to the serious news of the Windows Phone 7 launch, Amazon doubling rev share for newspaper and magazine publishers, and broadband satellite service with real speeds. Also, our review of the first TV with Google TV inside, and the best looking iPhone game ever. --Molly
The program used to remotely turn on Pennsylvania students' laptop Webcams is no longer being sold, but there are other ways to remotely activate a machine's Webcam.