Mac OS X update debunks security myth

Perhaps you've heard that the Apple Mac OS X operating system is simply more secure by design and not prone to the security flaws and vulnerabilities that plague the dominant Microsoft Windows operating

Published on: November 12th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Free Sophos tool blocks Windows attacks

The security firm Sophos released a tool on Monday that it claimed will block any attacks trying to exploit the critical unpatched vulnerability in Windows' shortcut files. The tool, dubbed "Sophos Windows Shortcut

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

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

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

‘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

Outlook security flaw allows hackers to disguise file types

Microsoft today patched five vulnerabilities in Windows and Office, including a bug hackers have been exploiting for almost a month.As expected, yesterday's patch slate was short: Just four security updates that included fixes

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Windows XP more dangerous OS than Vista, Windows 7

Microsoft has released a new Security Incident Report--the eighth volume of Microsoft's quarterly overview of computer and network security trends. The report illustrates once again that security can be greatly improved by upgrading

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Firms using XP vulnerable despite recent Microsoft patches

Since the Windows 7 operating system (OS) launch Microsoft Corp. has downgraded vulnerabilities it recently issued patches for. That's good news, say researchers at anti-virus firm Symantec Corp., as it's a sign security

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Many businesses still vulnerable despite downgraded patches since Windows 7 rollout

Researchers at antivirus software company Symantec Corp. have some good news and some bad news.In one hand, since the rollout of the Windows 7 operating system (OS) Microsoft appears to have downgraded vulnerabilities

Published on: March 10th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Five iPhone flaws that drive users up the wall

While the Apple iPhone is known for its great simplicity, some apps drive users absolutely crazy. The problems stem largely from the poorly designed ways that certain apps manipulate the iPhone's touch features,

Published on: September 22nd, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

Cisco wireless systems flaw could expose firms to DoS attack

A vulnerability in Cisco Systems' wireless access points (AP) could expose businesses using the system to possible denial of service (DoS) attacks, a Canadian technology analyst has cautioned.An even more dangerous scenario could

Published on: August 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

10 pesky iPhone problems and how to fix them

Even the greatest gadgets have flaws, and the iPhone is certainly no exception. Praise it all you want, but the "Jesus phone" has plenty of little annoyances or nuisances that get under a

Published on: July 31st, 2009 Jared Newman

Deadly online attacks subvert search results on infected computers

A new attack that peppers Google search results with malicious links is spreading quickly, the Computer Emergence Response Team in the U.S. warned Monday. The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can

Published on: May 20th, 2009 Robert MacMillan