Dropbox steps up security after spam attack


Dropbox has confirmed recent spam received by users was indeed the result of a security breach. It’s responding by introducing several new security measures. The company’s investigation into the spam complaints found that several accounts had been accessed without authorization because the account holders had used the same username and password combination on Dropbox as […]

Webcam: A Short Film About The Dangers of Webcam Hacking [Video]


Warning: Do not watch this at work, and while there is nothing inappropriate with the video, some scenes could attract unwanted attention if someone sees you watching this. “Webcam” is based on actual events and was shot entirely on a computer’s webcam. The filmmakers hope that it will make people think more about the technology […]

Android Gets Unwanted Compliment


You know your operating system has truly arrived when it becomes the target of hackers. We’ve already seen attempts to spread malware to Android devices via bogus apps (which is considerably easier given the open nature of distributing such apps.) We’ve also seen attempts to infect Android devices by tricking users into visiting specially crafted […]

Tool highlights “secure site” shortcomings

A non-profit group has unveiled a tool to check how secure sites using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol really are. But reports that it plans to name and shame “offenders” appear to be something of a stretch. The group is the Trustworthy Internet Movement which gives itself the catchy description of “a non-profit, vendor-neutral organization […]