Security

Shoring up the online defenses

Google fixes a Web site bug, and Symantec aims to secure online photos. Also: Cybershakiness at Homeland Security?

Google fixes a Web site bug, and Symantec aims to secure online photos. Also: Cybershakiness at Homeland Security?

Google fixes Web site security bug

Vulnerability could have exposed some users to account hijacks, phishing scams and other attacks, security firm says.
October 10, 2005

Symantec wants to secure your memories

Company CTO says it's looking into a service that would automatically back up photos, other important files.
October 10, 2005

U.S. cybersecurity due for FEMA-like calamity?

Security experts say Homeland Security's cybersecurity division ill-prepared to handle major cyberattack.
October 10, 2005

Jail time for U.K. hackers

Two men sentenced to jail for their roles in creating self-replicating TK worm that created a rogue network of compromised PCs.
October 7, 2005

Dutch police nab suspected 'bot herders'

Three people are suspected of hijacking more than 100,000 computers worldwide and connecting those in a botnet.
October 7, 2005

Microsoft: Nothing to gain from Firefox flaws

Chinks in the armor of the open-source rival to IE don't benefit anyone, Microsoft security adviser says.
October 7, 2005

FAQ: Inside Microsoft's Client Protection

Product marks company's entry into market for desktop security products for businesses, but not much is known about it yet.
October 6, 2005