Hackers compromise thousands of Web sites

Several criminal gangs have acquired administrative log-in credentials for more than 200,000 Web sites -- including the one used by the U.S. Postal Service -- and have used the compromised domains to attack

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

‘Mebroot’ is one tough rootkit says F-Secure

A rootkit uncovered in the wild in December is proving to be a real headache to detect, according to Finnish security company F-Secure. Dubbed "Mebroot," the rootkit infects the master boot record (MBR),

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Surefire fixes for common PC problems

Is Windows bugging you about USB devices that aren't even plugged in anymore? Or harassing you with bogus security alerts? Or popping up lots of unnecessary notifications? I have all the fixes--plus a

Published on: January 31st, 2008 Steve Bass

Hacking pros offer free phishing kits to wannabe scammers

In a twist, security researchers have discovered a group of hackers who are exploiting a new category of victims -- aspiring Internet scammers.A Moroccan group called "Mr. Brain" is offering free phishing kits

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Hackers exploiting new Microsoft Excel bug

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability that lies within several versions of the Excel spreadsheet program, Microsoft warned late Tuesday.The problem in Excel allows a hacker to create a malicious Excel document that when

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Sophisticated hacking scheme compromises thousands of Web sites

A sophisticated hacking scheme seen early last year is affecting an increasing number of Web servers, including one owned by a major online advertising company, the chief technology officer of Finjan Software said

Published on: January 15th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

IBM/ISS Proventia MX5010 has high IPS catch rate

The Proventia MX5010 is an amazingly fast Internet Protocol Security (IPS) which outclassed the competition when it came to detecting the attacks we threw at it. Unfortunately, that world-class IPS is housed in

Published on: November 9th, 2007 Joel Snyder