Teaching hacking helps students, professors say
Universities and colleges could find more students interested in computer-science courses, if the teachers taught practical hacking, educators say.
NBC muckraker outed at DEFCON
An undercover reporter allegedly hoping to expose collusion between cybercriminals and federal agents runs after being publicly identified during a DEFCON session.
Will the iPhone be iPwned?
Security experts' predictions for the sleek high-end device vary, but they agree that Apple's first phone will be scrutinized closely.
Firm finds new danger in dangling pointers
The common software flaw should be considered a security threat, not a quality control issue, researchers say.
Newsmaker: DCT, MPack developer
One of the three Russian developers behind the MPack infection kit virtually sits down with SecurityFocus to discuss the program and making a business out of cybercrime.
Spammers dump images, switch to PDF files
A wave of spam e-mail messages carrying attachments in the Portable Document Format gathers speed, hitting companies and consumers worldwide.
Flaw auction site highlights disclosure issues
WabiSabiLabi gets mixed reviews, but security pros agree that interesting times are ahead.
Fast flux foils bot-net takedown
Malicious coders are increasingly playing a shell game, using a technology known as "fast flux" to make locating key servers more difficult.
Lawmakers worry over gov't network breaches
Hearings on the Hill reveal a significant number of security breaches at the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, State and Energy.
Amero case spawns effort to educate
Following a judge's ruling to throw out a verdict based on faulty digital forensics, a group of security professionals, legal experts and educators look to the future.