In an effort to bolster internet security, Microsoft has announced two new Hotmail features. Users will now be able to report when they receive a spam message, and Hotmail will no longer allow users to choose dangerously common passwords.
More than 10,000 wireless networks in Sydney, Australia, might be unsecured, posing a serious internet security threat, according to recent reporting done by the Sydney Morning Herald.
The United States Department of Defense plans to work closely with other government agencies and the private sector to ensure the security of the nation's computer systems, according to the Pentagon's recently released official cyber security strategy.
A recent test of major internet browsers undertaken by research firm NSS Labs found Internet Explorer 9 is highly effective at blocking socially engineered malware.
While new revelations continue to surface regarding cell phone hacking done by the British tabloid News of the World, The Hacker's Choice, a group devoted to exposing computer security threats, recently announced it discovered a critical vulnerability affecting Vodafone's United Kingdom Mobile Phone Network.
Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona has called upon Senate leaders to establish a select committee to oversee cybersecurity.
Democratic Representative Jim Langevin, co-founder of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, was in his home state of Rhode Island on July 11 to announce the formation of the Rhode Island Cyber Disruption Team.
In the latest attack in its AntiSec campaign against government and corporate websites, hacker group Anonymous infiltrated United States defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton on "Military Meltdown Monday," July 11.
The German government recently issued a computer security warning that the iOS mobile operating system used in Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices is vulnerable to malware spread through PDF files.
The Washington Post Jobs website was hacked twice at the end of June, the paper recently announced.
Users of Yahoo Mail are being targeted by a phishing scheme that dupes victims via an email purportedly enclosing a traffic ticket, according to Lohud.com, a news source for the Lower Hudson Valley.
A hacker used a phishing ploy to compromise the computer system of the city of Atascadero, California, and draw $83,000 from city accounts, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports.
A Department of Homeland Security official has acknowledged imported computer components are arriving in the United States already compromised by programs and parts designed to facilitate cyber attacks.
Microsoft has announced four updates, one of them rated critical, will be released on July 12, this month's Patch Tuesday.