Malicious traffic can crash routers, Juniper warns
Juniper Networks warns customers of a critical flaw in its gateway routers that allows attackers to crash the devices with easily-spoofed traffic.
PhotoDNA scans images for child abuse
Microsoft and Dartmouth College donate a software tool for detecting modified images to help ISPs find child pornography on their networks.
Twitter attacker had proper credentials
The social networking service's DNS provider says that all changes to its system were from an authenticated user.
Conficker data highlights infected networks
The ShadowServer Foundation creates a portal highlighting which networks show significant signs of compromises, including networks in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Ukraine.
Scammers scrape RAM for bank card data
Forget keyloggers and packet sniffers -- in the wake of industry rules requiring credit card data to be encrypted, malware that siphons clear-text information from computer memory is all the rage among scammers, researchers say.
Sequoia to show off e-voting code
Sequoia Voting Systems becomes the first electronic voting machine maker to publish the source code used in one of its systems, earning praise from computer scientists.
Major IE8 flaw makes 'safe' sites unsafe
The latest version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser contains a bug that can enable serious security attacks against websites that are otherwise safe.
Researcher busts into Twitter via SSL reneg hole
A Turkish grad student devises a serious, real-world attack on Twitter that targeted a recently discovered vulnerability in the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol.
Security firm chokes sprawling spam botnet
A botnet that was once responsible for an estimated third of the world's spam has been knocked out of commission.
FBI and SOCA plot cybercrime smackdown
The FBI and the UKs Serious and Organised Crime Agency draw up a program for dismantling and disrupting cybercrime operations.