PHP security under scrutiny
The departure of a security team member and recent data showing that PHP Web applications account for four out of every ten security flaws found in 2006 highlight the need for better protections, say experts.
UCLA alerts 800,000 to data breach
An unknown attacker uses a security flaw to access a restricted database containing Social Security numbers and other personal information on students, faculty and staff of the University of California, Los Angeles.
MySpace teams to create sex-offender database
The social networking site has paired up with an ID verification firm to build a national database of convicted sex offenders, a technology the service hopes will enable it to keep predators out of its community.
Social sites' insecurity increasingly worrisome
Security issues at MySpace and other sites have raised fears over protecting users against Trojan horse programs masquerading as user-created content.
Bot spreads through antivirus, Windows flaws
University campuses are dealing with a spate of infections caused by a bot program that compromises computers running unpatched versions of Windows and an older version of Symantec's antivirus software.
Viruses go virtual
Online worlds--from Second Life to the World of Warcraft--pave the way to a virtual future, replete with tailored viruses and digital diseases.
Malware goes to the movies
Online attackers start to experiment with embedding malicious code or links to such code in video files.
E-voting worries focus on failures, not fraud
No obvious election fraud tainted the midterm elections, but e-voting machine critics stress that Election Day failures should raise a red flag.
Attackers end-run around IE security
Microsoft shored up the security of its flagship browser with the latest release, but the software still lets through attacks on ActiveX flaws in other components of Windows.
Quantum attacks worry computer scientists
Malicious software and viruses could inhabit the weird world of quantum computing, a fact that has convinced some researchers to study how to defend against non-classical attacks.