Some time today, the GPRS world will reveal that it has a security vulnerability which has seen an undisclosed number of its customers ripped off. They've been trapped into connecting to malicious content servers, by hackers penetrating the billing system.
The first international phone company to admit that they have installed a solution - one offered by Check Point - will be the German phone provider, E-Plus.
Hackers could easily obtain private information kept in the controversial resident registry network, a test has found.
The Nagano Prefectural Government has been trying to hack into the Big Brother system to in an apparent bid to use the results as the basis for justifying its withdrawal from the network.
"I have been informed that experts are analyzing the results," Nagano Gov. Yasuo Tanaka. "We are carefully handling the results because the test involves private information."
How do you protect yourself from the smooth-talking hacker whose only "tools" might be a floppy disk and a smile? Hey there. This is Dave in Tech. We're trying to patch our servers to protect them from the latest worm attack and I'm gonna need to ask everyone to change their network passwords. Would you mind doing that for me now? And just to make sure it conforms to our new standards can you tell me what it is?"
Computer hackers have found another way to exploit an unpatched hole in Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer Web browser, using a specially designed attack Web site to install a Trojan horse program on vulnerable Windows machines.
Research by the U.K. government into a once-overlooked class of software vulnerability has surfaced three new security holes in the ubiquitous OpenSSL software package, according to advisories released Tuesday.