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

Published on: December 16th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Cybercrooks cast Brad Pitt, Beyonce and Justin T. in latest malware attacks

Googling celebrities on your workstation at the height of the recently concluded Toronto Film Festival could have been one of the most risky cyber-activity this month.Reverting to a tried and true tactic, spammers

Published on: September 22nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Hacker attack exposes QuickTime vulnerability

A hacker has released attack code that exploits an unpatched vulnerability in Apple Inc.'s QuickTime, just a week after the company updated the media player to plug nine other serious vulnerabilities, a security

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Phishing campaign hoodwinks hundreds of Apple MobileMe, .Mac users

A recent phishing scam targeting users of Apple Inc.'s .Mac and MobileMe online services has successfully duped hundreds into divulging credit card and other personal information, a security company said.MobileMe is Apple's subscription

Published on: August 18th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Peter Cohen

VMware bug shuts down virtual servers

Many VMware customers Tuesday were prevented from logging onto their virtual servers as a bug distributed in a software update effectively stopped the boxes from powering up. According to VMware, the issue involves

Published on: August 15th, 2008 Denise Dubie

Vendors to get sneak peek of Microsoft patches

Microsoft plans to give security vendors a head start in what has become a monthly race against the hackers.Starting in October, the company will provide security vendors with early access to technical details

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Mike MacMillan

Vista falls, Linux holds strong in Canadian hacking contest

The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony Vaio, that remained undefeated as

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Robert McMillan