Security experts have revealed how criminals and rivals can use Skype users' internet address locations for cyber attacks and to spy on travelling executives. Perpetrators use several freely available tool kits to match Skype names with IP addresses.


Security journalist and Fairfax contributor Brian Krebs has recounted the day a cyber attack against his website spilt into the real world. Krebs was targeted because of his reporting of cyber crime in a raid sparked by a false FBI tip-off.


Australian company ARI Registry Services has been nominated by ICANN, the body governing internet addresses, to administer three new Arabic and one Chinese-language top-level domains. The Arabic domains translate to .web, .arabic and .catholic.

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