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Lower Merion spyware case: details emerge

(Swell tee-shirt available too!)Thanks to Bruce Schneier for drawing attention to this one on his blog: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/02/remotely_spying.html A security researcher named Stryde Hax has blogged about his research into the public-facing web...

Denial of availability risk: earthquakes

I love this U.S. Geological Survey site web site and I just have to do a blog piece about it. I guess we could use the topic of “denial of availability risk” as the computer security category. It’s kind of like the tail wagging the dog, but, what the...

Balkan popup frenzy

You know what would be a bad file to run on your PC? This: (Translation: “give it a name (that you want)” in a southern Slavic language, probably Croatian.) Hailing from somewhere in the Balkans – and called “Best Virus”, according to the...

Steer clear of fake FBI fingerprint scanner

Sources on a number of forums tell me that a certain application is going to be released into the wild in a few days, promoted heavily via sites such as Youtube to attract as many potential victims as possible. I thought it might be beneficial to get a head start on...