– Download MP3 – iTunes Social networks like Facebook are becoming a favorite target of the Internet scam artist. Just this week Twitter users were hit with several phishing attacks. Guest: Beth Jones, Sophos
The new book by Financial Times reporter Joseph Menn tells the story of a young, brilliant security researcher who infiltrates a gang of Russian hackers. The hackers launched denial of service attacks against business Web sites, then demanded money to stop the attacks.
The earthquake that devastated Haiti on Tuesday has prompted an outpouring of technology-enabled donations. What’s new this time around is donating by text messages. What’s not new: Online donation scams.
Guests: Stacy Palmer, Chronicle of Philanthropy; John Harrison, Symantec
Scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center have developed a prototype device designed to plug into an iPhone, for the purpose of detecting harmful chemicals in the air. The gadget, which will be retrofitted for other smart phones, contains sensors for sniffing ammonia, chloride, hydrazine, formaldehyde and other potentially harmful substances. The long-term goal is to turn cell phone users into a vast threat detection network.