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.
Hired gun blamed for business outage
Video-content firm Revision3 accuses anti-piracy company MediaDefender -- known for its aggressive tactics against file sharers -- of attacking its servers over the weekend.
Legal experts wary of MySpace hacking charges
Federal prosecutors charge the parent who allegedly badgered a girl to suicide with three counts of computer crime, but law experts worry about a dangerous precedent.
Admins warned of brute-force SSH attacks
Normally considered a low-level threat on the Internet, scans for default-configured secure shell servers spiked this week.
Groups warn travelers to limit laptop data
In a letter to Congress, nearly three dozen organizations protest the seizures of electronic devices by U.S. customs officials, an act upheld by a federal appeals court in a recent ruling.
Patches pose significant risk, researchers say
A group of four computer scientists say Windows Update -- and other patch services -- should be redesigned, after they create a technique to quickly produce attack code from a distributed patch.
U.S. gov't pushes cybersecurity at con
Top Bush Administration officials descend on the RSA Security Conference laying out their plans for protecting critical networks and giving a small taste of the latest national cyber exercise, Cyber Storm II.
Web developers, fix thy Flash
Flaws that allow cross-site scripting attacks through Adobe Flash files could let attackers compromise online accounts and local networks. Yet, Web publishers have been slow to fix their sites, a security researcher says.