Age of the cyber rifle

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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,...

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Symantec Corporation has issued an alert that rated a threat with its highest possible score after finding attackers exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in RealPlayer that infects Windows machines running Internet Explorer. An ActiveX control installed...

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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...

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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...

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The Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response (SONAR) is a new security software that will analyze the behaviour of programs running on the computer and decide whether they are malicious. Although other software applications offer...

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So-called "image spam" is on the rise once again -- as clever hackers try to sneak by spam screening software that tests messages for spam based on keywords. After declining steadily throughout 2005 -- from...

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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...

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IBM on Wednesday promised not to use its formidable collection of technology patents against Linux and challenged other companies to do the same, working to dispel one cloud that hangs over the open-source programming movement....

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