The first new security vulnerability to emerge from last week's Microsoft source code leak crossed a security mailing list over the weekend, reigniting debate over the seriousness of the leak.
A long time ago, in another career, I taught English to 9th graders, one of the most fun jobs I've ever had. It taught me something important about the learning process, and there's something in that process that can work for everyone, teenager and adult, 9th grade English student and home computer user.
Evidence is mounting that spammers and hackers are in a symbiotic relationship, according to a message filtering firm, a partnership that may, in fact, be one of the reasons why virus and worm attacks are increasing in both number and sophistication.
According to Mark Sunner, the chief technology officer of MessageLabs, a U.K.-based spam- and virus-filtering vendor, the numbers tell the story. Spammers and virus writers are working hand in hand, he said, driven by the greed of the former and fueled by the technical skills of the latter.
A man has been questioned by police over a bid to hack into a military equivalent of the popular Friends Reunited website.
Officers from Wiltshire Police executed a warrant at a property in Chorley, Lancashire, yesterday morning in connection with an investigation into an attack on the Forces Reunited site.
A 29-year-old man, who was arrested at the address, has since been bailed pending further inquiries.
Officers from the Wiltshire force's hi-tech crime unit seized a number of computers at the address which will now be examined.
Sophos' anti-virus software can be bypassed by a virus-laden e-mail if it doesn't contain any MIME boundary definitions, the company has admitted. MIME, or Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, is the basic protocol used for sending graphic, audio and video on e-mail. But Sophos has found that Delivery Status Notifications generated by qmail mail servers (the second-largest in number on the Net) that are infected with the MyDoom virus slip through the anti-virus software undetected.