Battle threats with the tools you already have

Common security tools already used by many businesses can be effective means for finding corporate data thievesand saboteurs, according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute. "It's telling them something new to

Published on: September 29th, 2010 Tim Greene

Microsoft releases tool to block recent ‘hijacking’ attacks

Microsoft on Tuesday again abstained from naming which of its Windows programs, if any, contain bugs that could lead to widespread "DLL load hijacking" attacks.Also on Tuesday, the company published an automated tool

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 Gregg Keizer

iPhone exploit code goes public

Minutes after Apple issued a security update Wednesday, the maker of a 10-day-old jailbreak exploit released code that others could put to use hijacking iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads."Comex," the developer of JailbreakMe

Published on: August 13th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

How cyber crooks break CAPTCHAs

The per centage of spam containing shortened hyperlinks has increased significantly over the last year. As far as spammers are concerned, any tactic that makes it harder to block their spam emails is

Published on: August 11th, 2010 Paul Wood

Windows 7 security features you didn’t know about

The words Windows and security have not always been compatible. In the past, Microsoft's quest to make its operating system as easy to manage as possible for the "typical" user has often meant

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Hackers’ new ‘double-whammy’ attack threatens SMBs

The good news is that traditional techniques used by cyber criminals to cover their tracks are becoming less effective.The bad news – security researchers have recently discovered the emergence of combined attacks that

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Foreign spies have already hacked your systems

Is your company's data under surveillance by foreign spybots looking for any competitive advantages or weaknesses they can exploit? This might sound farfetched, but such electronic espionage is real. It's an insidious security

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Bob Violino

More attacks loom as virus writers pick up on Windows flaw

The Windows attack used by a recently discovered worm is being picked up by other virus writers and will soon become much more widespread, according to security vendor Eset.Eset reported Thursday that two

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Dell’s free browser security tool protects SMBs from malware

A browser security tool intended for Dell Inc.'s systems management and end-point security appliance product is now being offered for free. Dell KACE Secure Browser, which can optionally be integrated with Dell's KACE

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

‘Timing attack’ could affect millions of Web users

A well-known cryptographic attack could be used by hackers to log into Web applications used by millions of users, according to two security experts who plan to discuss the issue at an upcoming

Published on: July 19th, 2010 Robert McMillan

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

Targeted malware attacks increase around G8 and G20 summits

Most well-publicized events have accompanying spam runs, like the death of a famous person or large sporting events. Most of you will have seen a news-related e-mail at some point that turned out

Published on: June 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Tabnapping cons users into giving out their passwords

A Mozilla employee yesterday outlined a sly new attack tactic dubbed "tabnapping" that can dupe users into giving up passwords by secretly changing already-open browser tabs.All of the major browsers on Windowsand Mac

Published on: May 27th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Surge in fake anti-virus programs, says Google

Fake antivirus software is becoming more prevalent on the Internet, with its creators using clever methods to fool users into installing the programs, according to a new report from Google. Google conducted a

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk