Chuck Miller

Recent articles by Chuck Miller

eBay mandates developer password change

eBay mandates developer password change

The giant web marketplace site eBay has warned developers of a security vulnerability, and is compelling them to change their credentials immediately.
Aug 12 2009 10:44AM
NASA hacker loses another appeal

NASA hacker loses another appeal

Gary McKinnon, the British hacker who broke into NASA and US Department of Defense computers, has lost another appeal in his quest to avoid extradition to the United States.
Aug 4 2009 11:54AM
SMS bug can disable iPhone usage: Black Hat

SMS bug can disable iPhone usage: Black Hat

One single malicious text message can knock an iPhone offline, a pair of researchers disclosed at Black Hat.
Jul 31 2009 11:34AM
Malware served up thanks to solar eclipse

Malware served up thanks to solar eclipse

In a reprise of an old trick, cybercriminals are using SEO poisoning to attract victims to a rogue software site, according to Trend Micro.
Jul 27 2009 3:15PM
Cybercriminals modernise, but stick to vintage exploits

Cybercriminals modernise, but stick to vintage exploits

Cybercriminals are combining older exploits with modern business management techniques to make money, according to a new Cisco security report released this week.
Jul 17 2009 10:21AM
Oracle issues security patches across seven product lines

Oracle issues security patches across seven product lines

Oracle issued "Critical Patch Updates" this week for 30 security vulnerabilities in seven of its product lines, as part of its regular quarterly patch cycle.
Jul 16 2009 10:11AM
Security bug found in latest version of Firefox

Security bug found in latest version of Firefox

An unpatched vulnerability in version 3.5 of Firefox, which was released last month, could enable a hacker to remotely run arbitrary code on users' machines, security firm Secunia said in an advisory.
Jul 15 2009 10:35AM
IBM develops selective data hiding on the fly

IBM develops selective data hiding on the fly

IBM researchers say they have invented a way to selectively obscure sensitive information before it is displayed on a computer screen.
Jul 10 2009 11:00AM
Mass attacks on government and financial sites continue

Mass attacks on government and financial sites continue

Researchers remain unsure of the source of an ongoing distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that is affecting a number of US and South Korean government websites, along with financial institutions, such as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ sites, as well as various military sites and the Washington Post.
Jul 9 2009 11:22AM
Programmer charged with stealing Goldman code freed on bail

Programmer charged with stealing Goldman code freed on bail

A software programmer charged with copying secret financial-trading code from Goldman Sachs computers is out on US$750,000 bail.
Jul 8 2009 11:03AM
Source of Adobe zero-day bug patched

Source of Adobe zero-day bug patched

One of the flaws at the heart of Adobe's ColdFusion 8.0.1 zero-day vulnerability has been patched.
Jul 7 2009 10:42AM
Rolling Stone magazine hacker arrested

Rolling Stone magazine hacker arrested

A disgruntled software developer has been charged with launching attacks against Rolling Stone and Radar Magazine.
Jul 2 2009 9:39AM
Mozilla Firefox 3.5 officially released, improves browsing security

Mozilla Firefox 3.5 officially released, improves browsing security

After a prolonged beta period, Mozilla has officially released its new version of Firefox.
Jul 1 2009 10:33AM
Trojans are fastest-growing data-stealing malware

Trojans are fastest-growing data-stealing malware

Most of the rise in cybercrime can be linked to data-stealing malware, and trojans are the fastest growing category, according to a report released by Trend Micro.
Jun 30 2009 10:53AM
Protecting privacy

Protecting privacy

Consumers are willing to offer up personal information, provided they recognise a specific benefit for that interaction, reports Chuck Miller.
Jun 26 2009 4:47PM
IBM develops a way to process encrypted data

IBM develops a way to process encrypted data

A researcher at IBM has developed a way to analyse encrypted data without decoding it, according to a statement from IBM.
Jun 26 2009 10:36AM
PCI DSS standards to face open comment

PCI DSS standards to face open comment

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is looking for feedback on its payment industry guidelines and plans to roll out an online tool to make providing input easier.
Jun 25 2009 11:09AM
Google responds to call for more security

Google responds to call for more security

In response to an open letter from dozens of noted security analysts, Google this week said it intends to more broadly turn on security features in its Gmail application by default.
Jun 18 2009 10:51AM
URL shortening site hacked to redirect millions of links

URL shortening site hacked to redirect millions of links

The Cligs URL shortening site was hacked during the weekend to cause 2.2 million links to redirect to the same site.
Jun 17 2009 11:22AM
Mozilla releases security fixes for Firefox

Mozilla releases security fixes for Firefox

The Firefox web browser has been patched for security flaws, four of which were identified as "critical" by Mozilla.
Jun 15 2009 10:05AM

Log In

Username / Email:
Password:
  |  Forgot your password?