Richard Thurston

Recent articles by Richard Thurston

Ethical hacking site falls victim to hackers

Ethical hacking site falls victim to hackers

Metasploit, the hacking tools site which is widely used by white hat hackers, has itself fallen victim to ARP poisoning, which led to the defacement of the site
Jun 5 2008 10:03AM
Facebook faces accusations of 22 privacy violations

Facebook faces accusations of 22 privacy violations

The social networking site has been hit by a legal complaint that claims it has failed to gain users' permission to distribute their information.
Jun 5 2008 9:58AM
Google chief exec targeted over privacy policy

Google chief exec targeted over privacy policy

Fourteen U.S. privacy groups have written to Eric Schmidt arguing that Google is breaking Californian law by not including a link to its privacy policy on its homepage.
Jun 5 2008 9:58AM
Indian Gov. issues ultimatum to RIM over BlackBerry monitoring

Indian Gov. issues ultimatum to RIM over BlackBerry monitoring

The Indian Government has threatened a total shutdown of the country's BlackBerry services unless the device's manufacturer, RIM, agrees to users' emails being monitored.
Jun 3 2008 12:07PM
ENISA warns Europe to step up to prevent 'digital 9/11'

ENISA warns Europe to step up to prevent 'digital 9/11'

The European Commission's security advisor says that imbalances between member states must be ironed out and the reporting of security breaches must become mandatory in order to tackle the threat of cyberattacks.
May 30 2008 9:58AM
Motorola RAZR vulnerable to JPEG attack

Motorola RAZR vulnerable to JPEG attack

Hackers could run malicious code on the RAZR device by sending a corrupt image by MMS, according to an advisory from TippingPoint
May 30 2008 9:58AM
RIM stands firm over Indian demands to decrypt data

RIM stands firm over Indian demands to decrypt data

The BlackBerry maker has refused to budge over demands that it allows India's Government to snoop on user's data in order to track terrorists
May 28 2008 10:06AM
US school network falls victim to child hacker

US school network falls victim to child hacker

Local authority races to upgrade its system security as the second teenager in five months breaches its network defences, copying 55,000 records
May 27 2008 2:12PM
Brute-force SSH attacks surge

Brute-force SSH attacks surge

An incident handler from SANS' Internet Storm Center has warned businesses to ensure their servers are secure as SSH attacks rose five-fold early this week
May 15 2008 10:41AM

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