SiteKey's image and text checks are designed to let people know they are on an authentic Bank of America Web site and also to verify the identity of the customer. The system, announced Thursday, is being introduced state by state and should be nationwide year's end.
The ninth-grader spent the past two weeks working with Mikko Hyppoenen and other researchers in the lab at the Fininsh antivirus company.
"Otto has a variety of reverse engineering skills," Hyppoenen wrote in a posting to the F-Secure blog on Friday. "He's been writing tools and doing virus analysis for the past weeks. He even published his first … Read more
O'Neal, the Associated Press reported this week, was recently sworn in as a U.S. deputy marshal and is only a few training sessions away from being certified to make arrests, conducting search warrants and carrying a weapon.
In Los Angeles O'Neal went through the police academy and was a reserve officer with the L.A. Port Police. After being traded … Read more
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to create an assistant secretary for cybersecurity.
The vote last week was 424-4. Now the legislation heads to the Senate.
The position, long a favorite of congressional hawks, will be part of the Department of Homeland Security. Whoever gets the job will be subject to Senate confirmation and will be charged with creating a "national cybersecurity response system."
The House of Representatives is ready to vote on two spyware bills in the next few hours.
But for scheduling reasons (basically it's easier to group together votes of all the 17 bills up for review today), votes have been delayed until after 6:30pm ET.
The two bills propose radically different ways to approach the problem of invasive, infective, and malicious code. I outlined the differences in a column, but suffice it to say that HR 29 takes a regulatory approach without criminal sanctions while … Read more
However, it is unclear what payload the reactivation will have, according to a statement (in German) from the organization in Bonn published Friday.
U.S. antivirus vendors McAfee and Symantec were not able to confirm the report from the German organization later on Friday, although a Symantec spokesman said if there is any impact, it would likely be limited.
The hackers replaced the phishing sites with a warning page. Netcraft has posted several screenshots of purported defaced phishing sites.
Phishing sites often are hosted on hacked Web servers. It appears the defacers used the same server weaknesses that were exploited by the phishers to remove the phishing Web … Read more
As VeriSign moves into its teenage years, the company is eying even more markets. VeriSign wants to provide security and infrastructure products for blogs, CEO Stratton Sclavos announced in a presentation Thursday at his company's annual meeting for financial analysts.
These products should help prevent blogs, and particularly Really Simple Syndication and Atom feeds from being abused for spam, phishing and … Read more
The gang that broke into Paris Hilton's handheld and unleashed the hotel heiress's personal messages and saucy photos onto the Web used a one-two punch of hacking and conmanship, according to a Washington Post report.
A teen who claimed to have taken part in the data theft--one of two unnamed sources for the story--told the Post that a small group of hackers had taken advantage of a flaw on T-Mobile's Web site.
Speculation among security industry sources suggests that Microsoft may be preparing to introduce its standalone antivirus software next week.
Industry watchers said Thursday that the software giant very well could take the wraps off its emerging security product plans in a scheduled announcement on Monday, although the sources indicated their belief that the applications themselves may not reach the market for several more months. Microsoft representatives did not immediately return calls seeking comment on the rumor.
At least one security expert said that Microsoft is readying a shrink-wrapped antivirus package that it will offer through retail channels for "significantly … Read more