John E DunnTechworld.com

'Hacktivists' Lead Data Breach Threats, Study Finds

A tiny but motivated band of "hacktivists" are supplanting professional criminals as the biggest single data breach threat, an analysis of security issues reveals.

Software Exploits Dropped in 2011, IBM X-Force Says

Cyber criminals must work harder to find and exploit new vulnerabilities, with better security during software development plus architectural improvements such as application sandboxing and swifter patching.

Duqu Trojan Mystery Programming Language Identified as "Old School" C

The Duqu Trojan, which some believe is a relative of the Stuxnet worm used to attack Iran, was partly programmed in Object-Oriented C (OOC).

Google Search Domains Go HTTPS by Default

The steady rollout of SSL for the world's most popular websites continues with the news Google's global search domains will be encrypted.

Ransom Trojans Spreading Beyond Russian Heartland

The extent of ransomware's success can only be gauged by the growing volume of attacks, which implies a worthwhile success rate.

Google+ Users Spent Only 3 Minutes on Site in January

For perspective, Facebook managed almost seven hours per user in the same month, a gulf in use far more dramatic than mere subscriber numbers alone.