Small businesses must concentrate their time and energy on knowing their own industry — and that often means that effective technology practices get overlooked. Erik Eckel explains the most common tech missteps he’s encountered, along with preventive measures to protect businesses and prevent serious problems. In today’s microwave society — in which just-in-time manufacturing [...]
In a second attack, extremely reminiscent of the one that took place this weekend, Facebook users have once again been victimized by cybercriminals. Reports started surfacing this afternoon of yet another rogue Facebook application posting notifications to user profiles that said: (Name on my friend’s list) has just reported you to Facebook for violating [...]
One of the ways the Conficker worm and other, similar malware slimes its way from computer to computer is by taking advantage of the Autorun feature in Windows. If Conficker finds removable media (like a USB drive) on a PC it infects, it will infect that media in such a way that it will [...]
UK Justice Secretary Jack Straw had his web based email account compromised last Thursday. Jack Straw, former Home Secretary used a Hotmail account as his sole public email address.
Figure 1. Jack Straw’s contact information from http://www.jackstrawmp.org.uk/contactus.asp In a variation of a theme currently being used on social networking sites, 419 scammers used the compromised [...]
Over the weekend, an application of extremely dubious intent was released on Facebook. Called “The Error Check System“, this said application appears to be non-destructive, but spread very quickly and very widely and could in the process have collected thousands, hundreds of thousands even, of personal details. The application sent out notifications to Facebook users [...]