In North Dakota, oddly enough, hackers have hit on a new way to infect innocent computers: fake parking tickets that direct car owners to a site where they are instructed to download malicious software.
From Wired's Randy Alfred:
Skype's encryption codes are proving a problem for German police, who say that their officers are unable to monitor suspect conversations. One of the country's top cops admitted yesterday that the combination of VoIP technology and Germany's strict anti-surveillance laws — a reaction to the Stasi's exploits during the…
Earlier this week, we shared breaking news about Seagate selling 1,800 Trojan-horse-infected Maxtor hard drives at retail. I checked in with the company to learn the details, and see if they busted the perp. The official word:
Roughly 1,800 external drives manufactured by Seagate were infected with a Trojan horse virus that sent personal information back to China, according to the Taipei Times. The disk drives, sold at retail in Taiwan, were presumably messed with when they were in the possession of one of Seagate's Chinese subcontractors.…
The hax0r who released the Nintendo DS bricker trojan horse woke up from his coding binge full of remorse for his slutty ways.