René Millman

Recent articles by René Millman

New adware tricks users with security promise

New adware tricks users with security promise

A new adware program that tries to trick users into installing fake security applications on their PC is has been spotted in the wild.
Jul 19 2006 12:27PM
Open source phone system open to DoS attack

Open source phone system open to DoS attack

Hackers could launch DoS attacks against telephone systems, new research has revealed.
Jul 18 2006 12:25PM
Aussie drivers in internet switch scam

Aussie drivers in internet switch scam

Drivers in New South Wales, Australia, are using the internet to trade demerit points in a bid to keep hold of their driving licences, according to reports.
Jul 17 2006 11:50AM
Trojans account for over half of malware

Trojans account for over half of malware

Over 54 percent of the new malware in the second quarter of 2006 were trojans, according to new data.
Jul 14 2006 11:41AM
SurfControl buys BlackSpider

SurfControl buys BlackSpider

Web security company SurfControl has bought managed services provider BlackSpider for £20 million ($36 million). The firm will also take on £1.2 million ($2.2 million) of short-term debt.
Jul 13 2006 1:42PM
Trojan spreads through Putin death spam

Trojan spreads through Putin death spam

A new spam campaign posing as a breaking news report about the death of Russian President Vladimir Putin is actually an attempt by hackers to infect computer users with a trojan.
Jul 13 2006 10:21AM
Adware targets Myspace users

Adware targets Myspace users

Users of the popular social networking website Myspace.com were warned against downloading videos from friends after it was revealed that the videos led to adware being installed on computers.
Jul 12 2006 12:18PM
IT Security spending set to grow significantly

IT Security spending set to grow significantly

IT security spending will grow significantly this year, according to a new report.
Jul 11 2006 11:27AM
Euro teens put PCs at risk of viruses and hacking

Euro teens put PCs at risk of viruses and hacking

Teens in Europe are risking their home PC security by downloading music and videos, according to new research.
Jul 10 2006 3:19PM
Finnish and U.K. police arrest worm gang

Finnish and U.K. police arrest worm gang

Police in the U.K. and Finland have arrested three men in connection with worm attacks.
Jun 28 2006 10:51AM
70 percent of IT professionals still rely on passwords alone

70 percent of IT professionals still rely on passwords alone

More than seven in ten security professionals are still relying on passwords alone to secure their networks, according to a new survey.
Jun 27 2006 1:11PM
Unlucky 13 sacked by Merrill Lynch over porn

Unlucky 13 sacked by Merrill Lynch over porn

U.S. financial giant Merrill Lynch dismissed 13 staff members at its Dublin office after they had sent pornographic material through the company email system. This followed the suspension of 20 staffers the previous week following an internal investigation.
Jun 27 2006 11:21AM
Warnings over new 'pump and dump' scam

Warnings over new 'pump and dump' scam

Experts have warned about a new scam encouraging users to buy stock in a cosmetics company in order to inflate its stock market price.
Jun 26 2006 3:24PM
Get a degree in hacking

Get a degree in hacking

Security professionals will soon be able to get a degree in hacking when a Scottish university launches the U.K's first ethical hacking degree this September.
Jun 23 2006 11:25AM
DVLA sacks fourteen over porn emails

DVLA sacks fourteen over porn emails

Fourteen people have been sacked from the U.K.'s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea after sending pornographic email attachments to each other and people outside the agency. Another 101 staff face disciplinary procedures.
Jun 22 2006 3:45PM
Two new World Cup worms appear

Two new World Cup worms appear

Two new email worms are exploiting interest in the World Cup to attack computers and turn them into part of a botnet.
Jun 21 2006 11:46AM
U.K. consumers unaware of online scams

U.K. consumers unaware of online scams

Nearly one in three U.K. consumers are unaware of phishing emails and other scams, according to a new study.
Jun 20 2006 11:35AM
Conspiracy trojan claims Bush, Blair pushed up oil prices

Conspiracy trojan claims Bush, Blair pushed up oil prices

Experts are warning internet users of a trojan disguised as a email message claiming that President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are conspiring with oil companies to push up prices at the pump.
Jun 19 2006 2:22PM
Malware targets Orkut social networking site

Malware targets Orkut social networking site

Hackers are trying to infect users of the social networking site Orkut with malware in order to steal their bank details.
Jun 16 2006 3:02PM
Criminals hold key to AV future

Criminals hold key to AV future

Criminals and software giant Microsoft hold the key to the future of the anti-virus industry, according to an anti-virus expert.
Jun 15 2006 4:49PM

Log In

Username / Email:
Password:
  |  Forgot your password?