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.
Breach-notification laws not working?
Research fails to find a correlation between states with disclosure laws and reduced identity theft, suggesting the best defense for concerned citizens is to take action themselves.
Ransomware resisting crypto cracking efforts
Kaspersky calls for a massive effort to break the code keys used by a malicious program that encrypts its victim's data and asks for ransom, but other experts doubt the keys can be found or that finding them will help.
Boycott spotlights antivirus testing issues
Security firm Trend Micro refuses to apply for future VB100 certifications, highlighting a debate over how to best test antivirus software.