Top 10 hacking tricks of 2010

A Web hack that can endanger online banking transactions is ranked the No. 1 new Web hacking technique for 2010 in a top 10 list selected by a panel of experts and open

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Tim Greene

Researcher to demonstrate smartphone radio hack

More than three years after the iPhone was first hacked, computer security experts think they've found a whole new way to break into mobile phones -- one that could become a big headache

Published on: January 18th, 2011 Robert McMillan

How to overclock your Android phone

WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick." The Android v.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Web threatdown: four new exploits you need to defend against

They say it takes one to know one – so Samy Kamkar is perfectly positioned to identify cutting edge hacking techniques threatening business computers. Samy Kamkar is a hacker, a malware author, an

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to hack a Facebook account in one click

Want to hack someone else's Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or Windows Live account in just one click? A Firefox extension called Firesheep claims you can by hijacking a person's current user session over an

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Ian Paul

Human error blamed for Microsoft network hack

Microsoft blamed human error after two computers on its network were hacked and then misused by spammers to promote questionable online pharmaceutical websites. Microsoft launched an investigation Tuesday, after the problem was first

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Grab control of your Android

Hacking your Android OS device, also known as "rooting," can be a great way to unlock new features that your wireless carrier nixed or Google failed to include. Root your Android handset, and

Published on: October 8th, 2010 Chris Head

A dozen simple steps to secure your PC

The late-summer sales are great news if you're a PC vendor: it's one of the busiest trading periods outside of Christmas. Back-to-school purchasing is big business, and technology is one of its greatest

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Rosemary Hattersley

Battle threats with the tools you already have

Common security tools already used by many businesses can be effective means for finding corporate data thievesand saboteurs, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. "It's telling them something new to

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Tim Greene

Windows 7 security features you didn’t know about

The words Windows and security have not always been compatible. In the past, Microsoft's quest to make its operating system as easy to manage as possible for the "typical" user has often meant

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Logan Kugler

New Brunswick is ‘spam capital’ of Canada

New Brunswick's dramatic coastal scenery and legendary hospitality appear to have attracted highly unwelcome visitors of late.Cyber criminals have turned New Brunswick into the spam capital of the country, according to a report

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile malware a looming menace

That seemingly innocuous mug shot of 1980s pop star Rick Astley circulating wildly on jailbroken iPhones shortly before Christmas last year may be a harbinger of a more serious menace for businesses offering

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google backpedals in battle against China

Google Inc. may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.Google announced late Monday that it will no longer

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Millions plundered from unsuspecting consumers in online credit card fraud

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has disrupted a long-running online scam that allowed offshore fraudsters to steal millions of dollars from U.S. consumers -- often by taking just pennies at a time.The scam,

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Robert McMillan