Melissa Loveday

Recent articles by Melissa Loveday

The rise and rise of the quiet trojan

The rise and rise of the quiet trojan

Trojans made up more than 80 per cent of new malware infections over the past six months, according to research from Sophos. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said it was because "financially-motivated hackers don't want to infect millions of emails because it draws attention to their malware".
Jul 12 2006 4:40PM
McKinnon a step closer to U.S. extradition

McKinnon a step closer to U.S. extradition

Gary McKinnon appeared in Bow Street Magistrate's Court today to hear District Judge Evans's decision allowing his extradition to the U.S. where he will face trial for hacking into and causing damage to U.S. military computer systems.
May 10 2006 6:07PM
British hacker fears U.S. extradition

British hacker fears U.S. extradition

Gary McKinnon, the U.S. government's most wanted IT geek, spoke out at Infosecurity Europe yesterday against his possible extradition to the states where he will face charges of hacking into the U.S. military's computer systems.
Apr 28 2006 11:27AM
Charities offered free security boost

Charities offered free security boost

Charities and other non-profit organizations are to get protection from hackers and cybercriminals as a security company began offering free digital certificates and vulnerability scanning to websites that raise money for good causes.
Feb 16 2006 12:47PM
One chance to succeed

One chance to succeed

Melissa Loveday asks what’s been done to ensure IT systems for the Winter Olympics have been hardened against attack
Feb 10 2006 4:25PM
Crimefighter site mugged by DoS attack

Crimefighter site mugged by DoS attack

A new website listing the UK's most wanted criminals collapsed shortly after its launch yesterday as users rushed to see its contents.
Nov 18 2005 2:53PM
Oracle reprimanded over lack of patches

Oracle reprimanded over lack of patches

Security researchers hit out at database vendor Oracle by releasing details of workarounds for six security vulnerabilities that remain unpatched.
Jul 22 2005 5:34PM
Bogus iTunes file spreads worm through IM

Bogus iTunes file spreads worm through IM

A new worm disguised as an iTunes file is slowly infecting AOL Instant Messenger users.
Jul 22 2005 12:41PM
Write down your passwords, increase security

Write down your passwords, increase security

Security buffs have urged employees to write down their passwords in hopes that people will not use the same weak phrase repeatedly, thereby increasing security.
Jul 20 2005 5:14PM
Windows vulnerable to DoS attack

Windows vulnerable to DoS attack

A recently discovered defect in Windows has made the software susceptible to a remotely accessed denial of service attack.
Jul 19 2005 5:27PM
Google down – hijacking or human error?

Google down – hijacking or human error?

Google refuted rumors it was hacked on Sunday, following a 15 minute downtime.
May 10 2005 12:29PM
China clamps down on Internet porn

China clamps down on Internet porn

The Chinese government is increasing its crackdown on internet pornography by threatening culprits with life imprisonment.
Sep 9 2004 5:17PM

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