Frank Washkush Jr

Recent articles by Frank Washkush Jr

Microsoft releases advisory for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery flaw

Microsoft releases advisory for Web Proxy Auto-Discovery flaw

Microsoft today warned PC users of a Windows flaw that occurs when the operating system, or Internet Explorer, (IE) tries to find a Web Proxy Automatic Discovery (WAPD) server.
Dec 4 2007 10:59AM
Researcher discloses Microsoft FTP client flaw

Researcher discloses Microsoft FTP client flaw

A just discovered vulnerability in Microsoft's FTP client can allow a malicious user to crash the application via a malware-laced social engineering attack.
Nov 30 2007 9:25AM
Trojan quickly building botnet via MSN Messenger

Trojan quickly building botnet via MSN Messenger

A trojan has used MSN Messenger to multiply the number of PCs added to a botnet 24 times in one day.
Nov 20 2007 9:56AM
Are VoIP systems prepared for attacks?

Are VoIP systems prepared for attacks?

The W/32 Skipi.A worm that nagged Skype users in early September was fairly routine by malware standards. It arrived pretending to be a message from another user, offered erotic pictures, infected machines via malicious links, stole information and moved on to other PCs.
Nov 16 2007 3:31PM
Apple releases monster patch bulletin for OS X

Apple releases monster patch bulletin for OS X

Apple on Wednesday released security updates for Mac OS X and Safari Beta 3, patching nearly 50 vulnerabilities.
Nov 16 2007 11:13AM
Windows Live OneCare 2.0 available for download today

Windows Live OneCare 2.0 available for download today

Microsoft has made the second generation of its desktop anti-virus suite available for download today; CD-issued copies of the program will be available next week.
Nov 16 2007 11:07AM
Russian Business Network disappears again

Russian Business Network disappears again

Less than a week after disappearing from the web, the shadowy Russian Business Network (RBN) has cut short its re-emergence in China.
Nov 14 2007 9:58AM
Los Angeles botmaster faces 60 years in prison, US$1.75 million fine

Los Angeles botmaster faces 60 years in prison, US$1.75 million fine

A California man is facing a maximum of 60 years in prison and a US$1.75 million fine after agreeing to plead guilty to using botnets to steal PC users' personal and financial information.
Nov 13 2007 9:59AM
MySpace fixes Alicia Keys' page after cyberattack

MySpace fixes Alicia Keys' page after cyberattack

MySpace.com has cleaned up multiple attacks on some its most popular music pages, including that of Alicia Keys.
Nov 12 2007 9:47AM
Microsoft warns of Macrovision DRM flaw

Microsoft warns of Macrovision DRM flaw

Microsoft warned users on Monday of attacks targeting a flaw in Macrovision's digital rights management software.
Nov 7 2007 9:53AM
US Senate Judiciary Committee passes new cybersecurity bill

US Senate Judiciary Committee passes new cybersecurity bill

Portions of the Cyber Crime Act of 2007 have been folded into another bill mandating tougher cybersecurity standards, the Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act of 2007.
Nov 6 2007 9:54AM
Al Qaeda cyber-jihad to begin Nov. 11

Al Qaeda cyber-jihad to begin Nov. 11

Al Qaeda cyber-terrorists have announced they will launch an “electronic jihad” against online Western interests later this month, according to an Israeli news website.
Nov 2 2007 9:33AM
Apple patches pair of Xcode Tools flaws

Apple patches pair of Xcode Tools flaws

Apple patched two issues in Xcode Tools 2.5 on Tuesday, including one flaw that could allow remote code execution.
Nov 2 2007 9:32AM
McAfee buys ScanAlert in potential US$75 million deal

McAfee buys ScanAlert in potential US$75 million deal

McAfee announced today that it will acquire certification vendor ScanAlert in a deal potentially worth US$75 million.
Oct 31 2007 9:50AM

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