Is Sarah Palin a hacker?

As we've learned over the last few days, the presumptive GOP candidate for vice president is many things: a reformist governor, a hunter, an ex-beauty queen, a mother of five, a physical fitness

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Enhanced driver’s license program a “threat” to privacy

Despite widespread privacy concerns, several Canadian provinces are pushing through with the implementation of the enhanced driver's license (EDL) scheme that seeks to link U.S.-Canada border security measures. In January, British Columbia became

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

11 charged in multi-million dollar ID theft scheme

Eleven people have been charged or indicted in a massive identity theft and computer fraud scheme involving some of the largest data breaches in recent U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced

Published on: August 7th, 2008 Grant Gross

Trolls trash MySpace group profiles, wreak havoc

One of the first social networking upstarts, MySpace, is facing continuing security problems that threaten to spoil many of the innovative features that make the site useful.Hackers, spammers and Internet malcontents have turned

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Chinese, US sites biggest hosts of malicious code

More than half the sites spreading malicious code are hosted on Chinese networks, an anti-malware group said Wednesday.p>Of the over 213,000 malware-hosting sites analyzed last month by Stopbadware.org -- a joint effort of

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Why should thou not steal thy neighbour’s Wi-Fi?

TIME Magazine printed this week a piece called, "Confessions of a Wi-Fi Thief," in which author Lev Grossman admits to using his neighbours' open Wi-Fi connections from inside his apartment. Grossman writes that

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Mike Elgan

The pen tester who hacked into the FBI crime database

It takes a lot to shock Chris Goggans; he's been a pen (penetration) tester since 1991, getting paid to break into a wide variety of networks. But he says nothing was as egregious

Published on: May 29th, 2008 Sandra Gittlen

Vista falls, Linux holds strong in Canadian hacking contest

The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that remained undefeated as

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Robert McMillan

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