31. December 2013 12:24 by CA
A BBC FTP server ftp.bbc.co.uk was compromised by a Russian hacker and access to it touted online, say computer security researchers.
The hacker behind the attack on the internet-facing file store tried to sell access to the infiltrated system to other criminals on Christmas Day. Hold Security spotted someone trying to sell access to ftp.bbc.co.uk, according to Reuters.
The hacked service was used by reporters to file material from the field, and by advertisers to upload video to BBC Worldwide channels. The invaded computer was cleaned up over the weekend. More...
23. December 2013 14:15 by CA
in Hack, Privacy Leak
Security researchers have confirmed that MacBook webcams can spy on their users without the warning light being activated.
Apple computers have a “hardware interlock” between the camera and the light that is supposed to ensure the camera can't be activated without alerting the user by lighting a tell-tale LED above the screen
However Stephen Checkoway, a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University and graduate student Matthew Brocker were able to circumvent this security feature by reprogramming the micro-controller chip inside the camera.