March 27, 2015  12:13 PM

Cisco’s postal service needs some work

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Cisco, Hacking, Hardware, Networking

Cisco has hit on a novel way to stop the US National Security Agency (NSA) from tampering with its networking kit by sending its customer orders to the wrong address.

The shady US surveillance unit was previously accused by notorious whistle blower...

October 10, 2013  9:40 AM

Nowhere to hide from cyber attacks

WAshford Profile: WAshford
Android, Bluetooth, consumer devices, Hacking

There is nowhere to hide from cyber attacks - not even the privy is safe anymore, according to security firm Kaspersky Labs.

The firm has just added toilets to the increasingly long list of

February 26, 2010  12:53 PM

First Direct offers xxx banking on twitter

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran

First Direct's twitter account has been hacked by a spammer, who used the online bank's account to post a link to a adult sex aid site. Who says banks don't offer overdraft extensions anymore?


December 9, 2009  2:30 PM

Tiger Woods cited by FBI in corruption study

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
corruption, extradition, Gary McKinnon, Hacking

Tiger Woods' problems with wife and mother in law has prompted the FBI to take a closer look at his behaviour. The G-men's Miami boss John Gillies cited Tiger  as evidence of the wave...

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February 10, 2009  11:02 AM

Teenage hackers put the fun back into computer crime

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

Security firms would have us believe that joyful teenage hackers have been replaced by ruthless organised professional criminals, but the puerile variety has definitely not gone away.

To prove it, some bright sparks in the US hacked into an electronic road sign system. Standard warning...

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