Fake Antivirus 'Scareware' Scams Decline

Summer saw fewer numbers of rogue programs that masquerade as security tools and then infect your system, a security firm says.

Malware Campaign Targets Russia, Allies

Trend Micro reports a major targeted malware attack that has infected more than 1400 computers in Russia and its former Soviet satellites.

ShareSafe App Scans Facebook Links for Malware

Facebook users worried about clicking on links are being offered a new app web that filters friend from foe.

Researcher Uncovers More SCADA Zero-Day Flaws

An Italian researcher offers details of a new batch of unpatched vulnerabilities in data acquisition products from seven vendors.

Google Web History Vulnerable to Firesheep Hack

Researchers show how a refresh of the Firesheep Wi-Fi sniffing tool can be used to access most of a victim's Google Web History.

Nations With Low Malware Rates Have Better ISPs

Good national security teams and diligent Internet service providers result in consistently lower rates of malware infection, research reveals.

Android Smartphones Dominated by 10 Apps

Nearly half of all US Android activity can be traced to only 10 hugely popular apps, an analyst finds.

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Surge in Attachment Spam a Sign of Desperation, Say Experts

Botnet criminals have flooded the Internet with a surge of attachment spam in recent weeks.

Security Researchers Give BlackBerry PlayBook Pass Mark

The QNX operating system that will power future BlackBerry devices has been given a cagey thumbs up by testers commissioned to probe for weaknesses.

Looted Smartphones Will Be Blocked by Networks

The smartphone has become an ironic symbol of the London riots few manufacturers will want to dwell upon.

Disabling Windows Access Tool Invites Malware, Microsoft Warns

Users who turn off the User Access Control (UAC) are needlessly putting their systems at risk, Microsoft reports.

Businesses Buy .XXX Porn Domains to Protect Trademarks

Most businesses preregistering .XXX domain names are not in the adult porn industry, but want to make sure no porn businesses use their name.

Chinese Hackers Blamed for Database Theft

Hackers have stolen the personal data of 35 million users of a popular South Korean social network and search engine Nate.

Google Warns 1 Million PCs Hit by Search Hijack

The search giant identifies a malware scheme that redirects browsers through proxy servers.

FBI Raids New York Homes in Hunt for Anonymous Hackers

It is not yet clear whether anyone will be arrested as part of the investigation, but all the suspects were described as being in their late teens or early twenties.