According to an IDG article, AOL systems have allegedly been hacked and infected by a 17-year-old.The District Attorney's office has charged a 17-year-old boy with computer tampering, computer trespass, and criminal possession of computer material.
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Tom is a technology reporter for ZDNet.com. He covers the security beat, writing about everything from hacking and cybercrime to threats and mitigation. He also focuses on open source and emerging technologies, all the while trying to cut through greenwash.
According to Techsploder blog, the Microsoft Internet Explorer administration site got hacked over the weekend.See the screen shot here.
Gary McKinnon has been confirmed to appear on the hackers' panel at Infosec.McKinnon, who is likely to be extradicted to the US to face charges of hacking US government computers, will face IT security professionals on Friday.
ZDNet UK has heard a rumour at the Infosec conference -- apparently Oracle is just about to sign up to the Jericho forum. Jericho proponents preach the gospel of deperimeterisation -- their essential message is that not only is a hardened perimiter is not enough to mitigate security threats (an idea that's generally accepted in the security community), but also that the notion of having a perimeter at all will become increasingly outmoded.
According to an article on Techworld, Microsoft is actively seeking a person who leaked a preview version of Windows Home Server onto a blog site.The version was leaked to TheHotfix.
According to the Financial Times, Sanyo has started the sale of its semiconductor operations, with bidders expected to express interest before the Golden Week holidays starting at the end of the month in Japan.Read the full article here.
Security software vendor Kaspersky Labs claims to have discovered the first virus designed to infect iPods. Kaspersky has named it Podloso.
It turns out that WEP is even more useless than people previously thought -- according to a paper by researchers at Darmstadt technical university.The protocol for securing wireless LANs has been cracked again.
A laptop that was stolen from a Nottinghamshire hospital has been recovered by police, reports ITPro.The laptop contained data that included the names and addresses of hundreds of children, protected by just a single password -- which let's face it, would be fairly easy to get around.
A company is offering a guarantee that they can provide an email service to small businesses that is 100 percent spam free.ClearMyMail claims its service stops all forms of spam by using filtering processes that have been developed over the past year.