Russian company cracks iOS 4 hardware encryption

Having cracked Apple iPhone backups last year, Russian security company ElcomSoft appears to have found a reliable way to beat the layered encryption system used to secure data held on the smartphone itself.

Researcher: Dropbox misrepresents security features

Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it offers.

Nikon's image authentication algorithm cracked

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the system used by Nikon professional digital cameras to ensure images have not been tampered with.

Lok-It USB memory stick has built-in PIN keypad

A US company has come up with an original take on ultra-secure portable storage, fitting a full PIN entry keypad to a USB stick.

Hackers offered $100,000 for browser and phone exploits

Security company 3Com TippingPoint has jacked the prize money on offer to anyone able to hack a range of browsers and mobile devices at the forthcoming CanSecWest security conference.

Huge number of Web sites barely visited, report finds

Yes, the Web is big. So big, in fact, that a new study finds that most Web sites are never visited at all.

Vendor rages after iPhone hacker given job

A security firm has expressed incredulity at the news that the Australian prank hacker who wrote a program targeting Apple iPhone users has been given a job by an app developer.

Phishers hack eBay

A flaw has been discovered on eBay's website that would have allowed fraudsters to successfully redirect the sign-on process to a phishing site.

Firefox, Safari, others struck by spoofing flaw

A dangerous spoofing security hole has been found in almost every browser on the market -- except one. Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, OmniWeb, Opera and Netscape all suffer from the "moderately critical" vulnerability that allows the spoofing of address bar URLs and SSL certificates, but, incredibly Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer gets a clean bill of health.

Apple web hole still open

Apple Computer Inc. has still not properly fixed the HFS+ filesystem named fork vulnerability discovered last week, according to the company that first noticed it, NetSec Inc.