Stories by Robert McMillan

US still world's top spammer

The U.S. is still the world's top spammer, but the percentage of unsolicited commercial email originating from within its borders is dropping, according to a report published Wednesday by security vendor Sophos.

Windows 2000 vulnerability could lead to new outbreak

Microsoft has released nine security updates for vulnerabilities in its software products, including three critical fixes for Windows and Internet Explorer. Among the updates is a patch for bugs in two separate components of the Windows operating sys...

Symantec AntiVirus Scan Engine has serious bug

Users of the Symantec's AntiVirus Scan Engine are being advised to upgrade their software, thanks to a critical security bug in the product. The flaw could theoretically allow an attacker to take control of an affected system, according to Symantec

Firefox advocacy site hacked again

For the second time in three months, a security breach has shut down the marketing Web site used to promote the Firefox browser. Late Monday, members of the Spread Firefox community were notified that their Spreadfirefox.com site had been hit by atta...

Mobile Trojan targets PCs too

Virus writers have come up with a way to make their malicious software jump from a mobile phone to the PC. Security researchers on Thursday reported the first sightings of a new Trojan program, which masquerades as pirated software for mobile phones ...

Sana plans stand-alone antivirus product

By year's end, Sana Security plans to ship a new version of its Primary Response antivirus software that will be able to identify and remove malicious software without the use of the "signature" code used by the majority of antivirus vendors.

Paris Hilton hacker gets 11-month sentence

A Massachusetts juvenile has pleaded guilty to a January 2005 attack that ultimately exposed the cell phone address book of U.S. socialite Paris Hilton to the Internet, according to T-Mobile USA, the mobile phone provider whose servers were compromis...

Researchers turn keyboard clicks into text

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to turn the clicks and clacks of typing on a computer keyboard into a startlingly accurate transcript of what exactly is being typed.

Microsoft tries, and fails, to recruit open-source guru

Microsoft may be softening its rhetoric against Linux and open-source software, but that doesn't mean the company is ever going to be able to hire Eric Raymond. Earlier this week, a recruiter from the software giant tried to lure Raymond, one of the ...

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