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Microsoft releases three critical patches

Microsoft releases three critical patches

Microsoft on Tuesday unleashed seven patches, three for critical vulnerabilities, in its June Patch Tuesday round of bug fixes.
Jun 11 2008 10:32AM
Faster, cheaper iPhone portends IT security headaches

Faster, cheaper iPhone portends IT security headaches

IT professionals are gearing up for more security headaches from the Apple's latest smart phone.
Jun 11 2008 10:32AM
Microsoft to patch seven vulnerabilities -- three critical

Microsoft to patch seven vulnerabilities -- three critical

Microsoft said on Thursday it plans to release seven patches -- three of them rated "critical" -- in the June Patch Tuesday round of bug fixes this week.
Jun 10 2008 10:06AM
VMware patches software flaws

VMware patches software flaws

VMware has released updates to its hosted virtualisation software products that shore up a variety of vulnerabilities.
Jun 3 2008 11:52AM
Microsoft's CardSpace ID technology: breached

Microsoft's CardSpace ID technology: breached

Three security researchers in Germany have reportedly broken Microsoft's CardSpace, which was designed to beef up the security of users' personal information while browsing the internet.
Jun 2 2008 11:56AM
Californian indicted in US$50,000 scam of E*Trade, Schwab.com

Californian indicted in US$50,000 scam of E*Trade, Schwab.com

The FBI has indicated a California man for an ingenious scam that bilked US$50,000 -- a few pennies at a time -- from online brokerage companies E*trade and Schwab.com.
May 30 2008 2:37PM
Apple releases latest Leopard OS update

Apple releases latest Leopard OS update

Apple on Wednesday fixed some 70 problems - including more than 40 vulnerabilities - in its Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) operating system and associated components.
May 29 2008 10:15AM
Blame XP SP3 problems on Microsoft, Symantec says

Blame XP SP3 problems on Microsoft, Symantec says

Security researchers at Symantec have placed the blame for a variety of problems users are experiencing with Microsoft's Windows XP Service Pack 3 squarely on Microsoft.
May 26 2008 9:57AM
DHS report: Open-source code "quality" is up

DHS report: Open-source code "quality" is up

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security-sponsored project has not only discovered that the quality of open-source software code has improved significantly over the past two years, it has debunked a widely held assumption that longer function strings within source code are associated with an increased number of code defects.
May 21 2008 8:55AM
Counterfeit networking gear: A security threat?

Counterfeit networking gear: A security threat?

Counterfeit networking equipment could jeopardize the security of U.S. military and other government systems, according to an FBI PowerPoint presentation posted on a website covering "alternativeā€ topics.
May 14 2008 10:29AM
Microsoft fixes six flaws, three critical in its May Patch Tuesday

Microsoft fixes six flaws, three critical in its May Patch Tuesday

Microsoft fixed six vulnerabilities, three of them rated critical, with four patches in its May Patch Tuesday round this week. All were file-format vulnerabilities impacting client-side Windows machines rather than servers.
May 14 2008 10:15AM
Report says C-level execs more involved with security

Report says C-level execs more involved with security

The major data breaches that have received mass media coverage are driving so-called "C-level" executives to become actively involved in their organization's security policies, according to a new report from the (ISC)2.
May 12 2008 10:18AM
Report: Vista more vulnerable than Windows 2000

Report: Vista more vulnerable than Windows 2000

A vendor of anti-spyware and anti-virus software has released a report saying that Windows Vista, the latest version of Microsoft's latest operating system, is more susceptible to malware than the company's Windows 2000.
May 12 2008 10:04AM
Website attacks continue

Website attacks continue

Security researchers at the Shadowserver Foundation have discovered another round of SQL injection attacks, this one affecting more than 4,000 web pages that are based on Microsoft's ASP and .NET technologies.
May 9 2008 9:55AM
Tech coalition asks judge to toss out Zango appeal

Tech coalition asks judge to toss out Zango appeal

A coalition of technology organisations and vendors has asked a federal appeals court to reject a lawsuit that adware maker Zango has continued to pursue against Kaspersky Lab, accusing the anti-virus firm of unfairly blocking user access to its services.
May 8 2008 9:43AM
Mozilla Messaging fixes five bugs in Thunderbird email client

Mozilla Messaging fixes five bugs in Thunderbird email client

The Mozilla Foundation's Mozilla Messaging subsidiary has released patches for five flaws in its Thunderbird e-mail client.
May 6 2008 8:57AM
"Byzantine" botnet uses military, education servers for spam

"Byzantine" botnet uses military, education servers for spam

Researchers at an Eastern European security company have uncovered a spam-sending scheme of "Byzantine complexity" that attempts to use military and university email servers to send junk email.
May 5 2008 11:02AM
Report: small merchants, not major retailers, biggest threat to credit card fraud

Report: small merchants, not major retailers, biggest threat to credit card fraud

Credit card thieves are taking advantage of the vulnerabilities in small retailers' point-of-sale check-out systems, according to a new report.
May 2 2008 10:07AM
XP SP3, Vista SP1 corrupt data in Microsoft's RMS

XP SP3, Vista SP1 corrupt data in Microsoft's RMS

Microsoft acknowledged it postponed the release of Windows XP Service Pack 3 because the upgrade can corrupt data in a point-of-sale software system.
May 2 2008 10:07AM
Microsoft delays release of latest XP service pack

Microsoft delays release of latest XP service pack

On the eve of the scheduled release of Windows XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft has delayed the push-out because of a compatibility problem.
Apr 30 2008 2:19PM

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