MacBooks withstand mild attacks on patch day
On the same day that Apple releases an update for its Mac OS X, security professionals at a conference in Canada show little initial interest in attempting to crack the security of two MacBook Pros.
Latest malicious software throws in more obfuscation and works harder to foil defenders' attempts at reverse engineering.
U.S. agencies get 'C-' for computer security
In an annual report card mandated by federal law, two dozen federal agencies improve their average grade slightly from last year's 'D+'.
Briton charged with hacking loses extradition fight
The U.K. citizen, accused of hacking U.S. Department of Defense computers, fails to convince an appeals court to let him face the charges in his home nation.
Developers warned to secure AJAX design
TJX theft tops 45.6 million card numbers
In its annual filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the retail giant states that it will never be able to fully account for all the data stolen.
Groups team to test secure-coding skill
A coalition of security companies and organizations team to create assessment tests to certify programmers knowledge of secure-coding practices.
Oracle sues rival for hacking, data theft
The database and enterprise software firm files a lawsuit against competitor SAP claiming that the German firm pilfered an enormous number of documents and software from Oracle's customer-only support systems.
Account pretexters plague Xbox Live
An increasing number of players on Microsoft's gaming system claim their accounts have been stolen by teams of cheaters looking for further advantage.
China becomes bot-net epicenter
The world's most populous country accounted for 26 percent of the world's bot-infected computers, a higher density than any other nation, according to an in-depth report.