‘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

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Mark Gibbs

Adobe to rush patch for newly discovered flaw

Adobe has said it will issue an emergency patch the week of Aug. 16 to fix a critical flaw in its Reader and Acrobat software.The bug was disclosed by researcher Charlie Miller at

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

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

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan

McAfee ‘extremely sorry’ for update that wreaked havoc

McAfee Inc. apologized late Thursday for crippling thousands of customers' computers with a flawed update the day before. "I want to apologize on behalf of McAfee and say that we're extremely sorry for

Published on: April 26th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Adobe Reader, Flash flaw exploited by hackers with e-mail and Web attacks

Adobe Systems Inc. late Wednesday admitted its Flash and Reader software have a critical vulnerability and promised it would patch both next week. One security researcher, however, said Adobe's own bug-tracking database shows

Published on: July 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft slammed for leaving IE bug unpatched for more than a year

Microsoft on Thursday confirmed it has known about a bug behind widespread Internet Explorer (IE) attacks for more than a year, but defended its security process against critics.According to Mike Reavey, director of

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Windows XP, older IE users at risk from Microsoft ActiveX Control flaw

If you're still using Windows XP and haven't moved up to the latest version of Internet Explorer, your system could be in danger of being hacked owing to an as yet unpatched Microsoft

Published on: July 9th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

“Zero-day” Excel flaw used to hijack corporate, govt. systems

For the second time in the past five days, security researchers are warning that hackers are exploiting a critical unpatched vulnerability in widely-used software. Attackers are exploiting a "zero-day," or unfixed, flaw in

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

The DNS bug is deadly! But here’s how to protect yourself

You know a bug is big news when it makes National Public Radio's All Things Considered, the network's afternoon drive-time show. That's what happened on Friday, when Dan Kaminsky, the security researcher who

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Facebook, MySpace users at risk from unpatched flaw

Exploit code affecting an unpatched flaw in an image uploader used by both Facebook and MySpace is circulating publicly, putting users of the social networking sites at risk, according to security researchers.On the

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Matthew Broersma