Stories by Jeremy Kirk


Facebook moves ahead with new terms of use

Facebook, the world's most used social-networking site, will soon move ahead with revised rules for how it operates following a row with users earlier this year.

Worm solves Gmail's CAPTCHA, creates fake accounts

A Vietnamese security company has detected what it believes is a new worm that thwarts Google's security protections in order to register new dummy Gmail accounts from which to send spam.

Vendors release password cracking, management tools

As full-disk encryption becomes increasingly used to protect data, new software tools that can recover lost passwords or change forgotten ones are being released.

Nokia: We don't know why criminals want our old phones

The mystery why cybercriminals want a discontinued Nokia phone isn't getting any clearer.

Criminals pay top money for hackable Nokia phone

Criminals are willing to pay thousands of euros for a discontinued Nokia mobile phone with a software problem that can be exploited to hack into online bank accounts, according to a fraud investigator in the Netherlands.

Researcher offers tool to hide malware in .Net

A computer security researcher has released an upgraded tool that can simplify the placement of difficult-to-detect malicious software in Microsoft's .Net framework on Windows computers.

Researcher finds possible bug in Apple's iPhone

Famed Mac hacker Charlie Miller has found another possible security vulnerability in Apple's iPhone.

Stealthy rootkit slides further under the radar

Thousands of Web sites have been rigged to deliver a powerful piece of malicious software that many security products may be unprepared to handle.

Security vendor Marshal8e6 buys Avinti

Security vendor Marshal8e6 will buy Avinti, a company which specializes in behavioral technology that scans e-mail and tests malicious content in a virtual machine.

As expected, Facebook halts The Pirate Bay links

Facebook has ended its brief e-relationship with The Pirate Bay, the controversial BitTorrent search engine.

Microsoft: Rogue 'security' software a rising threat

Fake security software programs along with attacks using vulnerabilities in applications continued to pester Internet users in the last half of 2008, according to Microsoft's latest security report.

Internet-wide problem to be revealed at conference

Organizers of next week's Black Hat Europe conference are promising a security presentation that could impact anyone who uses the Internet, but no details have been released yet.

Three spammers sentenced in US for advance fee fraud

Two Nigerians and a Frenchman were sentenced to prison Thursday for swindling people out of more than US$1.2 million in a massive e-mail scam, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Facebook CFO to leave the company

Facebook's seasoned CFO will leave the company, the social-networking site confirmed Wednesday.

Fake security software scammers jump on Conficker

Google's search rankings are being stuffed with links to fake security software that purports to remove Conficker, a widespread worm that's currently the Internet's number one security threat, but doesn't.