War on Error
by John E. Dunn
One day they'll laugh at what we think is secure. Thankfully, we won't be there to hear them...
October, 29 2014 02:24 PM
It has taken a long time, but slowly and surely computer security has reached the moment where it moves away from simply securing a device from specific threats to one in which more attention is paid to its everyday security state.
October, 01 2014 12:44 PM
Nothing gets a rise out of security vendors like a good story about under-investment and spending cuts by the very enterprises that a hundred headlines a week tell us are being plundered by cyber-criminals at will.
September, 25 2014 01:42 PM
Sometimes security makes you feel tired. Less than six months after Heartbleed, the security industry now has had the potentially even more serious Bash or ‘Shellshock’ CVE-2014-6271 flaw dumped in its lap. Exactly how serious is open to some interpretation but everyone seems to agree on one thing – this one won’t be easy to fix.
September, 08 2014 01:30 PM
A new variant of the BlackPOS malware reportedly used to infect Home Depot cash tills is connected to a Russian group that left evidence of its strong anti-American world view buried inside the code, security blogger Brian Krebs has discovered.
August, 19 2014 05:05 PM
Plausible anti-Chromebook fightback or Microsoft throwing oranges at a gorilla? HP has called it the Stream and it’s the first model of what Microsoft hopes will grow into a low-cost notebook niche to take on the Chromebooks that have,...
August, 13 2014 12:25 PM
Britain's security mandarins are going through the motions. Awareness is not going to dent an issue while the technology is at fault Four in ten UK computer users still don’t install security software on PCs or mobile devices despite the...
August, 06 2014 02:18 PM
SynoLocker was not the first malware to target a serious software vulnerability in DiskStation software Could the unprecedented attack on users of Synology’s DiskStation NAS storage drives by ransom malware have been stopped before it...
July, 16 2014 04:46 PM
It turns out that flaw bounties won't do it on their own. Google is the first to realise this. Germany had its post-WW2 Year Zero, New York has Ground Zero and now Google has added its name to the list with Project Zero, a crack security team the...
July, 14 2014 03:39 PM
The smallest changes are sometimes the best ones Google is preparing a small but important tweak to the malware warnings thrown up when Chrome encounters a page blacklisted by Safe Browsing security, the firm has sneaked out in a Twitter...
June, 30 2014 02:34 PM
Journalists are supposed to report cybercrime. Now one of them is regularly on the receiving end. Security journalists are normally pretty much ignored by cyber-criminals butÂ campaigning security blogger Brian Krebs seems to have got under the...