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Age of the cyber rifle

Perhaps a little too much of a reminder of the film Die Hard 4 for many readers - the BBC Technology page is reporting that the age of Cyber Warfare may be nearly upon us,... More...

Researcher to Demonstrate Vista Attacks

During a training session called "Understanding Stealth Malware" at the Black Hat event in Las Vegas, Joanna Rutkowska, a security researcher known for picking apart the security mechanisms built into Windows, is to demonstrate new... More...

One Hacker Kit Accounts For 71% Of Attacks

According to Atlanta, Gerogia-based Exploit Prevention Labs, a multi-exploit hack pack was behind 70.9% of all Web-based attacks throughout December 2006. The kit includes up to a dozen different exploits, including several derived from the... More...

Hackers Admit to Wave of Attacks

An Ohio computer hacker who served as a digital button man for a shady internet hosting company faces prison time after admitting he carried out one of a series of crippling denial-of-service attacks ordered by... More...

Windows Flaw Draws Attacks and False Alarm

Antivirus company Symantec has backtracked after claiming it captured an example of a new Internet worm that takes advantage of a recently-disclosed hole in Windows machines running Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). On Tuesday, the company... More...

Flaw Leaves Internet Open to Attacks

A security researcher has developed a new attack for a well-known flaw in the TCP protocol that allows an attacker to effectively shut down targeted routers and terminate existing TCP sessions at will. The scenario... More...

Bizex Worm Attacks ICQ

A new instant messaging worm, dubbed Bizex, is making the rounds, targeting ICQ users with invitations to visit a site that can install malicious code on the target computer. Russian antivirus company Kaspersky Labs issued... More...

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