Hackers picking on Windows Media Player exploit

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player."Earlier today, we encountered a malware that exploits a recently (and publicly)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Windows Web servers under threat from new public exploit

Researchers at Symantec yesterday confirmed that working attack code published Jan. 6 can cripple Web servers running Microsoft's ASP .Net.The proof-of-concept exploit was published last Friday on GitHub, a site that hosts software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft offers workaround to zero-day exploit

Microsoft today confirmed an unpatched vulnerability in Windows just hours after a hacking toolkit published an exploit for the bug. A patch is under construction, but Microsoft does not plan to issue an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 5th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Adobe Reader X released with new security measures

Adobe Reader X is here. Adobe announced earlier this year that it was working on a more secure version of its ubiquitous PDF reading software, Adobe Reader. The new version includes Protected Mode,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

‘Incredibly complex’ worm could soon threaten business computers

If you think malware is a serious problem today, just wait for the Stuxnet worm to get busy.Developed and launched by parties unknown, the Stuxnet worm has been described as "a precision, military-grade

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 30th, 2010 Mark Gibbs

Most security software products come up short, says test lab

A majority of security software suites still fail to detect attacks on PCs even after the style of attack has been known for some time, underscoring how cybercriminals still have the upper hand.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Big spike in Microsoft Windows attacks

Microsoft urged Windows users to update their software Tuesday, saying it's now seen more than 25,000 attacks leveraging one of the critical bugs fixed in July's monthly security patches.Microsoft researchers tracked a "fairly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Bug off — Find your bugs yourself, Pwn2Own winner tells Microsoft, Apple

The only researcher to "three-peat" at the Pwn2Own hacking contest said today that security is such a "broken record" that he won't hand over 20 vulnerabilities he's found in Apple's, Adobe's and Microsoft's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 29th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Hackers breach Windows 7 security in contest, win $10,000

Two researchers yesterday won $10,000 each at the Pwn2Own hacking contest by bypassing important security measures of Windows 7.Both Peter Vreugdenhil of the Netherlands and a German researcher who would only identify himself

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Breaching Safari, Firefox browsers will help duo keep title in Vancouver contest

Two former winners will line up later today at the Pwn2Own hacking contest to take another crack at thousands of dollars in prizes for exploiting fully-patched browsers.Charlie Miller, who has taken home cash

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 25th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

New Threats and High Spam Rates Mark the Beginning of 2010

It’s no secret that scammers and spammers are always looking ahead to capitalize on topical news and seasonal activities to target unsuspecting web users. Whether it’s the New Year’s spam we’ve just intercepted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Security breach shuts down payroll service yet again

For the second time this month, PayChoice Inc., a large online provider of payroll processing services, has had to shut down its online portal because of a security breach.The company said its Online

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 20th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Microsoft warns of “huge increase” in Internet Explorer attacks

Microsoft warned Saturday of a "huge increase" in attacks exploiting a critical unpatched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), and said some originated from hacked pornography sites.Other researchers confirmed that attacks were increasingly coming

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Spam exploit highlights dangers of free Web-based services

Economical and effective, free online services are especially appealing to budget conscious small and midsize businesses (SMBs) but they are also attracting the attention of spammers.An attempt this week to breach the e-mail

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano