Here's an interesting and quite lengthy article from Kaspersky about how malware self-defense technologies have evolved, which goes into the ins and outs of packers and rootkits.
The communications giant has had a tongue-lashing from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over a breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA).It seems that Orange customer service representatives that had recently been employed had been allowed to share usernames and passwords to access confidential customer information.
According to various news reports, including the BBC and Time, the Penatgon was hacked on Wednesday, resulting in Pentagon email being suspended."Elements of the...
According to Jeffrey Hausman, senior director of product management for Symantec said the company will open a Security Operations Centre on its Green Park campus in Reading next week.Over a lunch at the cavernous press room in The Ventian Resort in Las Vegas, Hausman told ZDNet UK that the centre would complement other Symantec SOCs around the globe.
At the massive Symantec Vision Conference 2007 in the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Symantec unveiled Endpoint Protection -- previously codenamed "Hamlet".At this Symantec fest, in what is quite possibly the most insane city on the planet, the security company's chief executive officer announced Endpoint Protection version 1.
Three big names have failed to receive certification in the latest Virus Bulletin anti-malware test, the VB100.Kaspersky, Grisoft, and F-Secure all had products which failed to detect 100 percent of the in-the-wild malware signatures in Virus Bulletin's database.
A Chinese lawyer has begun court proceedings against Symantec, alleging that a faulty antivirus update caused his computer to collapse.According to China View, Liu Shihui, a lawyer with the Hongmian Law Firm in southern Guangdong Province, is seeking 1,644 yuan (£108) to compensate for losses caused when his computer was allegedly paralyzed on the evening of May 18 due to a Norton antivirus automatic update.
At last month's Government UK IT Summit, Andy Burn, head of information management and technology planning for Connecting for Health, made an astonishing statement:"[Government IT projects] have a reputation gained from what's happened in the past. That reputation is deserved.
The US Department of Defence has warned of China's increasingly complex electronic warfare capabilities.In its 2007 report to congress entitled "Military Power of the People’s Republic of China", the US military said that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is continuing to invest in both computer network defences and exploitation, known as computer network operations (CNO).
Germany has toughened up its cybercrime laws in an effort to close up loop-holes, including those dealing with denial of service attacks.However, the law, passed on Friday, has drawn criticism for allegedly making illegal the development of dual purpose tools -- programs that can be used for both security research and for hacking.
Google's global privacy counsel Peter Fleischer has said that Google's personalised search plan does raise privacy issues.Writing in the Financial Times on Friday, Fleischer said:"...
The FBI has been given a dressing down by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) over its network security.In a report entitled "FBI Needs to Address Weaknesses in Critical Network", the GAO said that the FBI was not doing enough to guard its law enforcement data from insider threats.
It's quite timely that just as Google warns of drive-by downloads, news has emerged on the wires of Didier Stevens' experiment.Stevens, a security professional based in Belgium, launched a Google Adwords campaign entitled "Drive-By Download.
For a company whose motto is "Don't be evil", Google is starting to look remarkably demonic. Or more Big Brother-like than the current surveillance society we live in in the UK -- and that's saying something.