Researchers weigh "clickjacking" threat
A canceled presentation at a Web security summit attracts attention to the danger of overlaying Web pages with graphics to persuade a victim to click where an attacker wants.
Security of Google's browser gets mixed marks
The search giant uses process isolation, least privilege rules, and sandboxing as the security foundation for its Chrome browser, but security experts say more is needed.
Online intruders hit Red Hat, Fedora Project
A leading Linux company and its open-source distribution acknowledge that attackers breached several systems, including one that manages the Fedora signing process.
Researchers race to zero in record time
On the first day, three teams of security professional finished the Race to Zero contest, successfully modifying nine well-known viruses and exploits to escape detection by major antivirus engines.
Gov't charges alleged TJX credit-card thieves
U.S. prosecutors charge eleven people with taking part in an identity-theft ring that stole millions of credit-card accounts from major retailers, among them TJX Companies.
Poisoned DNS servers pop up as ISPs patch
An online attacker poisons at least one domain-name server at a major Internet service provider to send Google lookups to a pay-per-click ad network.
E-Gold pleads guilty to money laundering
In a plea agreement with the U.S. government, the company's founders agree to charges of operating an unlicensed money transfer business, but the business aims to continue.
Senate amends FISA, allows immunity
Questions about the Bush Administration's use of wiretapping for much of the past decade will likely remain unanswered, as legislators grant greater international spying powers to U.S. intelligence agencies.
Alliance forms to fix DNS poisoning flaw
A group of software and network-hardware makers announce they have banded together to fix a fundamental flaw in the design of the Internet's address system.
Web surfers, it's time to patch
Nearly 640 million Internet users visit sites with a behind-the-times Web browser, and that's only the tip of the iceberg, researchers say.