Security vendor reports security threats increasing

Security software and solutions vendor McAfee released its third quarter threat report on Wednesday, finding a significant increase in mobile malware and a new record for database breaches.Additionally, McAfee reported jumps in ransomware

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Websense warns small firms of ‘trickle down’ Web attacks

If you think your business is “too small to fall” victim to hacker techniques such as those used against Google in January 2010, the PlayStation network breach or the recent cyber attack on

Published on: August 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Unexpected risks result from broader SSL adoption

As more applications turn to SSL to help keep users secure, they may also be inadvertently hampering the ability of enterprises to ensure malicious code and exploits are not slithering through network traffic

Published on: May 12th, 2011 George V. Hulme

Hacking champion says Pwn2Own encourages exploit ‘weaponization’

Organizers of Pwn2Ownon Sunday defended the hacking contest's rules after a three-time winner criticized the challenge for encouraging researchers to "weaponize" exploits.The contest, which starts March 9, pits researchers against four browsers --

Published on: March 1st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Automatically track missing patches with Personal Software Inspector

Secunia has updated its Personal Software Inspector (PSI) with the ability to silently download and apply patches from multiple vendors soon after their release. PSI 2.0 is now available in an open beta

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

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

Microsoft warns of Windows shortcut attack code

A security researcher on Sunday published a working exploit of a critical Windows vulnerability, making it more likely that attacks will spread.According to a security advisory issued Friday by Microsoft , hackers can

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft stands by Windows 7 security claims after Pwn2Own hack

Just days after a pair of researchers outwitted major Windows 7 defenses to exploit Internet Explorer and Firefox, Microsoft said the measures aren't meant to "prevent every attack forever."At the same time, it

Published on: March 31st, 2010 Gregg Keizer

What Hollywood tells you about hackers

Quick: What's a hacker? A pimply faced teenager in a dark bedroom trying to start World War Three, or a thirty-something professional with mad computer skills?Although today's hacker is more likely to be

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Microsoft’s ‘exploit prediction’ track record sucks

Microsoft Corp.'s monthly predictions about whether hackers will create reliable exploit code for its bugs were right only about a quarter of the time in the first half of 2009, the company acknowledged

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Black Hat – Web 2.0, DNS flaws exposed

The size and scope of security problems is growing to be so large that security experts are having more difficulty than ever protecting end users from emerging threats. That was evident in the

Published on: August 8th, 2008 Andrew Brandt