Stories by Jeremy Kirk


Apple users having trouble auto-updating QuickTime on Windows 8, 10

A glitch with Apple's QuickTime multimedia program has left some Windows users wondering why they're having trouble updating to the latest version.

UK police arrest third person in TalkTalk breach investigation

UK police arrested a third suspect on Saturday relating to the breach at communications provider TalkTalk, which said the amount of data exposed is less than initially thought.

Cryptowall ransomware revenue may flow to one group

Just one cybercriminal group may be collecting the revenue from Cryptowall 3.0, a malicious program that infects computers, encrypts files and demands a ransom, according to a new study.

UK arrests teenager in connection with TalkTalk hack

U.K. police arrested a 15-year-old boy in Northern Ireland on Monday in connection with the data breach at TalkTalk, as the broadband and phone provider faces growing criticism over its handling of the incident.

Despite takedown, the Dridex botnet is running again

Spam emails containing the Dridex malware are being seen almost daily despite the arrest of one of its key operators in August.

NSW goes hi-tech to tame shark attack fears

New South Wales is investigating hi-tech solutions to prevent shark attacks.

Joomla releases patch for serious SQLi flaw

Joomla, a popular content management system, released patches on Thursday for a vulnerability that can allow an attacker to get full administrative access to a website.

MacKeeper buyers ask for refunds in droves following lawsuit

Tens of thousands of people who bought MacKeeper have filed for refunds as part of a proposed class-action settlement against the application's former developer.

Microsoft to pay up to US$15K for bugs in two Visual Studio tools

Microsoft has started a three-month bug bounty program for two tools that are part of Visual Studio 2015.

Researchers warn computer clocks can be easily scrambled

Researchers from Boston University said on Wednesday they've found several flaws in NTP that could undermine encrypted communications and even jam up bitcoin transactions.

Synack builds intel platform for its penetration testers

Synack, a security company uses crowdsourcing for penetration testing, has built an intelligence platform that it says will narrow down weak points in a company's network.

Google, Yahoo tighten spam filtering

Google and Yahoo are expanding their use of a successful system used to detect spam.

Magento says compromised sites haven't patched older vulnerabilities

Magento said Tuesday there does not appear to be a new vulnerability in its e-commerce platform that is causing some websites to become infected with the Neutrino exploit kit.

Magento sites targeted by Neutrino exploit kit

Some websites running the e-commerce platform Magento appear to have been infected with code that directs victims to the Neutrino exploit kit

Is it still possible to do phone phreaking? Yes, with Android on LTE

In the 1960s and 70s, technically savvy enthusiasts sought to game telecommunications systems to make free calls, keeping telecom engineers on their toes.