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  • Peer-to-peer client uTorrent fixes serious vulnerability

    Posted August 15, 2008 - 9:26 am

    One of the most popular programs used by some to illegally share files under copyright has patched a serious software vulnerability.
  • How the feds are locking down their networks

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 12:41 pm

    The federal government is locking down its networks through an ambitious and fast-paced effort to eliminate connections to the Internet that are vulnerable to attack.
  • Microsoft to predict exploitability of its own bugs

    Posted August 5, 2008 - 3:52 pm

    Microsoft will soon edge into the crystal-ball business, predicting each month whether newly found bugs in its software will be exploited, the company said Monday. The company also spelled out changes to how much information it gives customers and rival security companies about vulnerabilities, and when.
  • Symantec: IE 6 more vulnerable to unpatched Microsoft flaw

    Posted August 4, 2008 - 10:04 am

    A vulnerability in as-yet unpatched Microsoft software poses a more severe threat to Internet Explorer 6 users than those on the next version of the browser, security vendor Symantec has warned.
  • Firewall vendors scramble to fix DNS problem

    Posted August 3, 2008 - 8:12 pm

    Nearly a month after a critical flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System was first reported, vendors of some of the most widely used firewall software are scrambling to fix a problem that can essentially undo part of the patches that address this bug.
  • A photo that can steal your Facebook account

    Posted July 31, 2008 - 8:54 pm

    At the Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas next week, researchers will demonstrate software they've developed that could steal online credentials from users of popular Web sites such as Facebook, eBay and Google.
  • Oracle issues warning over dangerous WebLogic flaw

    Posted July 29, 2008 - 9:32 am

    Oracle is scrambling to create an emergency patch for a severe vulnerability in the company's WebLogic server, as exploit code is circulating on the Web.
  • Security experts knock Apple for not patching DNS bug

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 4:49 pm

    Apple Inc. has not yet patched a critical Domain Name System (DNS) bug in its Mac OS X operating system, analysts and security researchers noted today as some criticized the company for dragging its feet.
  • FAQ: The DNS bug and you

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 12:55 pm

    Are you at risk? If so, what do you do about it? We'll tackle those questions and a few others.
  • RealNetworks patches four critical bugs in multimedia player

    Posted July 28, 2008 - 9:43 am

    RealNetworks has issued four critical patches for several versions of its RealPlayer running on Windows, Linux and Apple's Mac OS X.
  • Mozilla fixes nine flaws in Thunderbird

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 4:33 pm

    Mozilla Messaging patched nine security vulnerabilities in Thunderbird Wednesday, the first time it's plugged holes in the e-mail software since early May.
  • Attack code released for new DNS flaw

    Posted July 24, 2008 - 11:16 am

    Hackers have released software that exploits a recently disclosed flaw in the Domain Name System (DNS) software used to route messages between computers on the Internet.
  • With DNS flaw now public, attack code imminent

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 9:12 am

    One day after a security company accidentally posted details of a serious flaw in the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS), hackers are saying that software that exploits this flaw is sure to pop up soon.

  • Mozilla patches Firefox side of Safari 'carpet bomb' threat

    Posted July 16, 2008 - 1:24 pm

    Mozilla Corp. has patched a pair of critical vulnerabilities in Firefox, taking the unusual step of updating the older version 2.0 on Tuesday but delaying the fixes for the newer version 3.0 until Wednesday.
  • Symantec: Microsoft Access ActiveX attacks will intensify

    Posted July 14, 2008 - 9:40 am

    An easy-to-use toolkit used to hack computers has now been updated to take advantage of an unpatched security vulnerability in Microsoft's software, which could mean attacks will intensify, according to vendor Symantec.
  • Developer fixes 33-year-old Unix bug

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 2:37 pm

    An OpenBSD developer has discovered and fixed a bug in the software that has been traced back to an AT&T version of Unix from 1975.
  • Storm worm exploits US, Iran tensions

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 11:07 am

    The authors of Nuwar -- also known as the Storm worm -- are exploiting the escalating political tensions between the U.S. and Iran to encourage users to download the malware, according to McAfee Avert Labs.
  • Internet bug fix spawns backlash from hackers

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 10:19 am

    Hackers are a skeptical bunch, but that doesn't bother Dan Kaminsky, who got a lot of flack from his colleagues in the security research community after claiming to have discovered a critical bug in the Internet's infrastructure.
  • Microsoft patches security bugs in products

    Posted July 8, 2008 - 4:40 pm

    Microsoft has patched bugs in its Exchange, SQL Server and Windows software that could give hackers new ways to break into computers.
  • Microsoft warns of new Access attack

    Posted July 7, 2008 - 3:22 pm

    Cybercriminals are exploiting a bug in software used by Microsoft's Access database program in a new online attack, Microsoft warned Monday.
  • $1B market for meddling with DNS poses security problem

    Posted June 24, 2008 - 2:41 pm

    The interception of Internet traffic to snoop on phone calls or track surfers' behavior is a hot topic -- but what's keeping members of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee up at night is the interception of traffic to and from sites that don't even exist. They explained why in a session at ICANN's public meeting in Paris on Monday.
  • Ruby creators warn of serious flaws

    Posted June 24, 2008 - 1:43 pm

    The Ruby programming language, which has become popular as the basis for web 2.0 sites such as Twitter, contains serious security flaws that could allow attackers to take over an organization's web server, according to the Ruby development team.
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