Infosecurity News

More botnets and Stuxnet attacks on the horizon says security expert

The threat landscape is evolving and, as a result, botnets and cross-platform security threats will head up the security threat list for 2011, according to ESET, the Slovakian IT security vendor.

Researcher describes method for bypassing Adobe Flash sandbox

Information security researcher Billy Rios has developed a method for bypassing an Adobe sandbox that is designed to prevent Flash files from being used as launching pads for attacks on computers.

Mac OS X update delivers lone security fix

Apple released a 115 MB update for its Mac OS X today, and while the update is most noteworthy for including the new Mac App Store, it does contain a fix for one security vulnerability.

Hacked iTunes accounts auctioned on China's eBay

Around 50,000 illegal iTunes accounts are being sold on China’s version of eBay, according to a Chinese media report.

$21m acquisition of Immunet takes Sourcefire to the cloud

Snort creator Sourcefire has announced the $21m acquisition of cloud-based anti-malware technologies firm Immunet.

OMB instructs federal agencies on security processes in response to WikiLeaks

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent a memo this week to federal agencies instructing them on how they should conduct security reviews of sensitive information and the people who handle that information.

Scottish court records discovered at recycling bank

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has found the Scottish Court Service in breach of the Data Protection Act for failing to prevent court documents containing personal data being accidentally disposed of at a local recycling bank in Glasgow.

Most people who sell their old mobiles don't clear personal data

Just over three quarters of the UK population have sold on old mobile phones, but only 31% wiped all personal information before selling, a survey has revealed.

NCC security testing company claims that schools are becoming a hacker playground

The security testing arm of the NCC Group claims that primary and secondary schools in the UK are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks as a result of poor software patching and a lack of wider information security provision.

Australian government security agency warns on 'virtual crime' trend

The Australian Crime Commission (ACC), a government security agency, is reporting on a new fraud trend that the country's national criminal intelligence agency calls 'virtual crime'.

Panda Security reports one-third of malware was created in 2010

Panda Security's research arm, Panda Labs, claims that 34% of all malware ever created was coded/created during 2010.

GSA falls short in four critical cybersecurity areas

The General Services Administration (GSA) needs to beef up its cybersecurity in four key areas, concluded an audit by the GSA’s inspector general.