10/28/2006

Phishing Attack Targets MySpace Users

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Attackers have found a way to use a genuine MySpace account to trick users into disclosing passwords.

Reports today indicate that a MySpace user was e-mailing potential victims inviting them to visit a fraudulent log-in page, where they were asked to enter their e-mail address and password. That information was then sent to a server located in France, according to Netcraft, a Web analysis firm that reported the problem.

Source: PC World

Recording Industry vs The People

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

In SONY v. Arellanes, the Court has refused to allow the RIAA untrammelled access to the defendant’s hard drive, holding instead that only a mutually agreeable, neutral computer forensics expert may examine the hard drive, and that the parties must agree on mutually acceptable provisions for confidentiality:

Source: recordingindustryvspeople

Laser, Microwave Weapons Tested For Airports

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Laser and microwave weapons could soon protect U.S. airports under a plan being tested by the Department of Homeland Security and Raytheon.

Raytheon announced this week that it won a $4.1 million contract, with an option of $1.2 million more to test its Vigilant Eagle Airport Protection System. The system aims electromagnetic energy at shoulder-fired missiles to throw them off course. Raytheon describes it as an invisible “dome of protection around airfields.”

Source: InformationWeek

Headgear shows images in 360-degree view

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

It’s about as glamorous as wearing an old-style TV set on your head, but the dome-shaped headgear from Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. isn’t meant to be fashionable. It’s designed to show images in a 360-degree view — synched with the motion of the wearer’s head to deliver the illusion of being someplace else: a cityscape at night, for example, or outer space.

The still experimental 6-pound bubble-headed helmet has infrared sensors on top that detect which way the wearer’s head is moving. A projector in the back of the helmet displays corresponding images on a 16-inch screen right before the user’s eyes.

Source: AP

Australian spammer fined A$5.5m

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

An Australian firm and its director have been fined a total of A$5.5m (£2.2m) after it was held responsible for sending out more than 230 million spam emails, 75 million of which were successfully delivered, during a two year spamming blitz.

Wayne Mansfield, and his company Clarity1, of Perth in Western Australia, fell foul of the Spam Act 2003, which came into effect in April 2004. The court action stems from an April 2006 raid of Clarity1’s offices during which investigators seized computer equipment.

Source: The Register

Another flaw in IE 6 found

Filed under: — Aviran Mordo

Microsoft is investigating a flaw in Internet Explorer 6, according to a posting on the software maker’s Security Response Center blog. The ADODB.Connection ActiveX control in Internet Explorer 6.x may contain a vulnerability that can cause memory corruption, and therefore crash the browser.

It is possible this new threat, considered by Microsoft to be a low risk, could be used by criminal hackers for so-called “drive-by” downloads.

Source: News.com

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