Facebook leaked keys to account data: Symantec
US computer security firm Symantec has said that Facebook accidentally left a door open for advertisers to access profiles, pictures, chat and other private data at the social network.
Second computer worm 'hits Iran'
Iran has been hit with new malicious software as part of cyber attacks against the country, a military officer told Mehr news agency on Monday without specifying the target.
Go-everywhere, do-everything phones usher in host of security concerns
Chances are you lock your door when you leave home, don't leave the keys in the ignition when you run into the 7-Eleven for milk and have at least some kind of security software on your computer. But what about your smart ...
Security companies on alert as scam e-mails plunge
E-mail spam has plunged by more than half since Christmas Day when the world's largest criminal spamming operation inexplicably shut down.
Gawker hack underscores flaws with passwords
The fallout from a hacking attack on Gawker Media Inc. a week ago underscores a basic security risk of living more of our lives online: Using the same username and password for multiple sites is convenient, but costly.
Hackers strike at MasterCard to support WikiLeaks
(AP) -- Hackers rushed to the defense of WikiLeaks on Wednesday, launching attacks on MasterCard, Swedish prosecutors, a Swiss bank and others who have acted against the site and its jailed founder Julian ...
No apparent Stuxnet impact in US: cyber official
Computer software targeted by Stuxnet is used in US infrastructure but the virus does not appear to have affected any systems in the United States, a US cybersecurity official said Tuesday.
Stuxnet virus could target many industries
(AP) -- A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, ...
Computer attacks linked to wealthy group or nation
(AP) -- A powerful computer code attacking industrial facilities around the world, but mainly in Iran, probably was created by experts working for a country or a well-funded private group, according to an analysis by a leading ...
Two thirds of Internet users hit by cybercrime: Norton
Computer security firm Symantec on Wednesday reported that about two thirds of the world's Internet users have fallen victim to cybercrime and few think crooks will be caught.
Symantec buying VeriSign's Web-security arm
(AP) -- Symantec Corp. is paying $1.28 billion in cash to buy a division of VeriSign Inc. that sells security technology to websites.
Energizer Duo battery charger hides a Trojan
Microsoft to release free antivirus PC software
(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. says its new computer security program can be downloaded starting on Tuesday.
Web-monitoring software gathers data on kid chats
(AP) -- Parents who install a leading brand of software to monitor their kids' online activities may be unwittingly allowing the developer to gather marketing data from children as young as 7 - and to sell ...