You might have heard yesterday that Samsung was installing keyloggers on its laptops, triggering a massive outcry from the blogosphere. Turns out it's not true. The software used to detect the keylogger was fooled by a language-support folder related to Microsoft's Live apps. The detector, VIPRE, was triggered by an empty folder folder called "SL" in the Windows directory. We think the Internet...
Another day, another massive attack that compromises the security of thousands of users. Just as we were getting ready to declare victory over Conficker (and settling in for a long battle with Gumblar), along comes Nine Ball, another difficult-to-defeat offensive that hijacks Web sites and tries to load malware onto a user's PC. The worm has a trick up its sleeve; repeat visitors to infected sites...
We always knew those electromagnetic emanations would amount to no good, and now here they go ruining any shred of privacy we once thought to possess. Some folks from the Security and Cryptography Lab at Switzerland's EPFL have managed to eavesdrop on the electromagnetic radiation shot off by shoddy wired keyboards with every keystroke. They've found four different ways to listen in, including...
Warning -- a new virus is making its way around the Internet. The virus, dubbed Mebroot, lodges it self in the Master Boot Record (MBR), a part of the hard drive responsible for loading the operating system, where it is out of the reach of most anti-virus software. The virus itself doesn't actually harm a PC, but it does load other software on the computer, including key-loggers that are...
It wasn't all that long ago that director Ang Lee was opening eyes and pushing boundaries with 'Brokeback Mountain,' a film about sweaty cowboy man love. Now he's back with another controversial film, but this one's stirring up a different sort of controversy, this time in China. The hullabaloo features an interesting mix of warnings from a variety of sources, including both physicians and...
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