Articles By Lucian Constantin

AOL Instant Messenger preview version rife with privacy risks, watchdog warns

Digital rights watchdog Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is advising users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) not to upgrade to the next version of the instant messaging application because its features expose them to

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Canadian Android users targeted by

A new Android Trojan program that poses as an SMS management application is sending text messages to predefined premium-rate numbers in Europe and Canada, according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab.Credit-stealing Trojans that

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

Year’s largest denial of service attack identified

A week-long DDoS attack that launched a flood of traffic at an Asian e-commerce company in early November was the biggest such incident so far this year, according to Prolexic, a company that

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

Underground call-centre for identity theft uncovered by security researchers

Researchers from security vendor Trusteer have come across a professional calling service that caters to cybercriminals. The business offers to extract sensitive information needed for bank fraud and identity theft from individuals.The security

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

Hackers demo privacy exploit in Facebook API

Facebook is ignoring a serious shortcoming in the way it limits application developers' access to information about Facebook users, according to a pair of hackers. The problem is in the way Facebook's APIs

Published on: October 10th, 2011 Lucian Constantin


Antivirus vendor Trend Micro has recently detected a drive-by download attack on Facebook that used malicious advertisements to infect users with malware."We encountered an infection chain, wherein the user is led from a

Published on: October 6th, 2011 Lucian Constantin