Frank Washkuch

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Trojan 2.0 era about to begin: Finjan

Trojan 2.0 era about to begin: Finjan

Cyberattackers are on the verge of creating trojans that take advantage of social networking websites and Web 2.0 technologies, according to researchers at Finjan.
Jan 11 2008 3:17PM
Systems administrator gets 30 months in prison for 'logic bomb'

Systems administrator gets 30 months in prison for 'logic bomb'

A New Jersey man this week was sentenced to more than two years in prison for planting a “logic bomb” on the network of his former employer in a failed attempt to destroy sensitive health care data.
Jan 10 2008 2:26PM
First iPhone trojan more prank than malware

First iPhone trojan more prank than malware

Researchers have discovered the first trojan for Apple's iPhone.
Jan 9 2008 1:06PM
Firefox authentication box said to be vulnerable to spoofing for phishing attacks

Firefox authentication box said to be vulnerable to spoofing for phishing attacks

The information in an authentication dialog box from Mozilla's Firefox browser can be spoofed, allowing an attacker to conduct phishing schemes, according to Israeli researcher Aviv Raff.
Jan 8 2008 4:07PM
Google advertisements hijacked by trojan

Google advertisements hijacked by trojan

Google text advertisements are being hijacked by a trojan that redirects users to pitches from another provider, according to researchers at BitDefender.
Dec 20 2007 9:46AM
Microsoft investigating reported glitch in cumulative Internet Explorer patch

Microsoft investigating reported glitch in cumulative Internet Explorer patch

Microsoft is investigating reports of a glitch in one of its December patches that unexpectedly shuts down Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).
Dec 19 2007 10:03AM
Symantec wins US$21 million in anti-piracy case

Symantec wins US$21 million in anti-piracy case

A federal court has awarded Symantec US$21 million in damages against an international network of counterfeit software distributors.
Dec 19 2007 10:03AM
Facebook sues Canadian porn company over alleged hacking

Facebook sues Canadian porn company over alleged hacking

Social networking giant Facebook has sued an Ontario-based company associated with online porn, alleging that it tried to hack into its system and access the personal information of users.
Dec 18 2007 9:33AM
AdultFriendFinder.com settles with FTC

AdultFriendFinder.com settles with FTC

A website that promotes itself as "the world's largest sex and swingers personal community" has settled a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission.
Dec 10 2007 9:57AM
Wireless keyboards vulnerable to hacking via radio receivers: Dreamlab

Wireless keyboards vulnerable to hacking via radio receivers: Dreamlab

Cybercriminals can log the keystrokes of end-users by cracking the encryption of non-Bluetooth wireless keyboards from over 30 feet away, according to researchers at Dreamlab Technologies.
Dec 10 2007 9:57AM
Cisco warns of flaws in Security Agent for Windows, CiscoWorks Server

Cisco warns of flaws in Security Agent for Windows, CiscoWorks Server

Cisco on Wednesday released advisories for flaws in Cisco Security Agent for Windows and CiscoWorks Server.
Dec 7 2007 9:58AM
OpenOffice.org releases update to fix database vulnerability

OpenOffice.org releases update to fix database vulnerability

OpenOffice.org released a new version of its productivity suite this week, fixing a flaw that could allow arbitrary code execution attacks.
Dec 7 2007 9:58AM
Grisoft acquires Exploit Prevention Labs

Grisoft acquires Exploit Prevention Labs

Anti-virus vendor Grisoft announced today that it has acquired web-browsing security provider Exploit Prevention Labs.
Dec 6 2007 11:47AM
Ron Paul spam blast linked to Ukrainian botnet

Ron Paul spam blast linked to Ukrainian botnet

Spam messages promoting Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul that were distributed in October have been traced to a Ukrainian botmaster.
Dec 6 2007 11:47AM
TJX agrees to US$41 million settlement with Visa

TJX agrees to US$41 million settlement with Visa

Embattled retailer TJX Companies - the parent of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and other well-known outlets - has agreed to a nearly US$41 million settlement with Visa.
Dec 3 2007 10:14AM
More on the e-jihad that never happened

More on the e-jihad that never happened

Nov 16 2007 1:12PM
Mozilla patches eight flaws, two critical, in Firefox

Mozilla patches eight flaws, two critical, in Firefox

Mozilla patched eight flaws in its products on Thursday, including “critical” issues in Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.
Oct 22 2007 11:25AM
US bill allows id theft victims to seek reimbursement

US bill allows id theft victims to seek reimbursement

A bill introduced this week in the US would allow victims of identity theft to seek restitution for their crime-related expenses.
Oct 22 2007 11:16AM
AOL patches flaw with AIM 6.5; experts warn against corporate platform use

AOL patches flaw with AIM 6.5; experts warn against corporate platform use

AOL patched a flaw allowing remote code execution when it released AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) 6.5, but researchers are still urging caution for enterprise users of the application.
Oct 18 2007 10:05AM
Endace buys MSSP Applied Watch for $5 million

Endace buys MSSP Applied Watch for $5 million

New Zealand-based network monitoring provider Endace has acquired Applied Watch Technologies, a managed security services provider, for US$5 million.
Oct 16 2007 9:51AM

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