Gamers who use the digital distribution network Steam were warned that their account information may have been exposed to hackers following a compromise of the company’s Web page and back end databases. The incident yielded a slew of sensitive customer information, including user’s passwords and encrypted credit card numbers, Steam said.
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Apple shipped an update to their IOS mobile platform on Thursday that included patches for a number of security vulnerabilities, including a resolution for a vulnerability that led to the expulsion of renowned security researcher, Charlie Miller, from Apple’s developer program.
As the analysis of the Duqu malware continues to evolve, the picture that’s emerging is becoming more and more intriguing. The latest bits of evidence uncovered show that not only do the attackers create custom files for each individual attack, there is evidence indicating that they might have been working on Duqu in some form since 2007.
An indictment filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York charges seven individuals with a a global scheme to commit Internet advertising fraud. The scheme infected more than four million machines in over 100 countries with malware. It is believed to have netted the scammers more than $14 million in commissions from online advertisers.
Online criminals registered far fewer Web domains for use in phishing attacks in the first half of 2011, in what may signal a decrease in phishing scams, according to a global phishing survey released this month by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).
The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is credited with helping to create the modern Internet, used a conference to call on hackers and other visionaries to help save it.
Remote hackers springing inmates from their jail cells — it sounds like a plot lifted from an old episode of “24” or “Prison Break.” But authorities are concerned by new research that claims such an attack is feasible.
In news that seems like it could be lifted from an old 24 or Prison Break plotline, authorities are concerned by new research that claims hackers could remotely open the cell doors of federal prisons.In addition to staging a jailbreak, hackers could sabotage a prison’s intercom system and closed-circuit television system to cause further nightmares for federal authorities.
Security researcher Charlie Miller of Accuvant discovered a vulnerability in the Apple iOS software that enables him to use an app he placed in the iTunes App Store to download unsigned code from a remote Web server and run it on any iOS device. In this video, he demonstrates the app and the way that the bug works. Apple has now pulled the app from the store.
Just a few hours after it became public the security researcher Charlie Miller had inserted a proof-of-concept app into the Apple App Store to demonstrate a serious vulnerability in iOS, Apple informed Miller that it was removing him from its developer program.