Articles by Kara Reeder 

Twitter Bans Hundreds of Passwords

Some passwords are common, some not so common.

Gonzalez Accomplice Gets Two-Year Sentence

Engineer created a custom sniffing program dubbed "blabla” that hackers used to steal millions of credit and debit card numbers.

GAO Blames U.S. Agencies for Nuclear Data Leak

None of the agencies marked the document with security designations.

Lookout Gets Funding, Offers Free Beta

The software will be free, but additional features will require a monthly subscription.

Cisco Warns of WebEx Flaws

Older versions of WRF Player for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux are vulnerable.

Pro-Iranian Hackers Hijack Twitter, Opposition Site

Hackers redirected traffic to non-Twitter servers.

Adobe Downplays Zero-Day Flaw

Brad Arkin explains why the company will not release a patch until Jan. 12.

Security Breach Puts UC San Francisco Patients at Risk

Faculty physician in UCSF School of Medicine provided username and password in response to scam e-mail.

Adobe Issues Advisory for Acrobat, Reader Exploit

PCMag.com reports that Adobe has issued an advisory for the zero-day vulnerability

China Announces Domain Name Overhaul

Applicants must provide photocopies of both the user's ID and business license.

McAfee: No Repeat of McColo Shutdown

McColo has taught botnet owners a lesson.

Zeus Finds Home in Amazon's EC2 Cloud

This is the first time Amazon Web Services' cloud infrastructure has been used for this kind of illegal activity.

Sarah Palin Hacker Says Computer Contained Spyware

Kernell has been indicted on charges that he intentionally accessed the governor's e-mail without authorization.

Cisco Report Shows More Menacing Scams on the Rise

Attacks like the Koobface worm and the Zeus password-stealing Trojan are on the rise.

HSBC Blames Bug for Exposing Sensitive Bankruptcy Data

Data that may have been exposed includes HSBC credit card, line-of-credit or mortgage information.

Adobe Scrambling to Patch Illustrator Bug

The vulnerability could be used to run unauthorized software on a victim's computer.

BlackBerrys at Risk from BES Security Flaw

Memory corruption flaws could permit an attacker to send malformed PDF to a smartphone.

US-CERT Warns of Cisco, Juniper Security Flaws

The flaw lies in technology known as SSL VPN.

Safend Expands Data Prevention Portfolio

Endpoint Inspector is a content filtering tool that alerts administrator when sensitive information is being sent somewhere it shouldn't.

Largest 'Spam Gang' in World Ordered to Pay $15.2 Million

The FTC alleges that the messages dishonestly claimed that the drugs came from a U.S.-licensed pharmacy that dispenses U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration-approved generic drugs.

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