Browsing Author: Ryan Naraine

NYTimes Report: Attackers Hit Google’s Password System

[img_assist|nid=4423|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The New York Times is reporting that Google’s password system was compromised during a targeted attack last December.The system, called Gaia or Single Sign-On,  controls access by millions of users worldwide to almost all of the company’s Web services, including e-mail and business applications.


The iPad: As Insecure As The iPhone

Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=4403|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg polled a group of security researchers about the security posture of Apple’s new iPad device and comes away with a simple conclusion:  The iPad is just as insecure as the iPhone.  Some quotes from the story:


Sun About Face: Out-of-Cycle Java Update Patches Critical Flaw

Categories: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=4368|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=82|height=111]In a sudden about-face, Sun has rushed out a Java update to fix a drive-by download vulnerability that exposed Windows users to in-the-wild malware attacks.The patch comes less than a week after Sun told a Google researcher it did not consider the issue serious enough to warrant an out-of-cycle patch and less than a day after researchers spotted live exploits on a booby-trapped song lyrics Web site.