Bug Hunting, Step by Step

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Microsoft Corp. is spending time and money—lots of it—courting people such as Tom Ferris, an independent security researcher who runs the Web site Security-Protocols.com. And for good reason. Ferris, who uses the online name “badpack3t,” has discovered a number of serious holes in the Redmond, Wash., company’s products in recent months. These holes include vulnerabilities […]

Web Banking to Upgrade Security

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Cost-conscious U.S. banks walk a fine line between keeping your accounts secure and not spending much money to do it. But new regulations mean they’ll have to put more authentication procedures in place by the end of 2006. Full Story – Wired News

(Another) AOL Pwstealer

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Published: 2005-10-31,Last Updated: 2005-10-31 14:37:37 UTC by Pedro Bueno (Version: 1) <Just a quick note about (another) one password stealer that we received today, focused on AOL. This one is not detected by any AV on Virustotal yet, althougth after I sent it to my personal AV list, some already answered that it will be […]

Dell to Preload Trend Micro Software on PCs

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BOSTON (Reuters)—Japanese security software maker Trend Micro Inc. has teamed with PC maker Dell Inc. to sell Internet security software to consumers, a Trend Micro executive said on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Starting next week Dell will load free 90-day trial versions of PC-cillin on PCs shipped to North American consumers. In February, […]

Bird flu brings on PC virus

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Virus writers are using fears of the bird flu to distribute a Trojan horse. Virus writers, forever in search of opportunities to distribute their malicious code, are exploiting interest in the avian flu by circulating an e-mail with an attachment that contains information about the bird flu epidemic — and a Trojan horse tucked inside. […]

AIM worm plays nasty new trick

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CNET News Reporting AIM worm plays nasty new trick. A worm found spreading via America Online’s Instant Messenger is carrying a nastier punch than usual, a security company has warned. The unnamed worm delivers a cocktail of unwanted software, including a so-called rootkit, security experts at FaceTime Communications said Friday. A rootkit is a tool […]

Oracle security undermined yet again

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Oracle’s security practices have come under a fresh attack from two security researchers who claim the database maker’s products have serious password-protection weaknesses.Joshua Wright of the SANS Institute and Dr Carlos Cid of the Information Security Group at the Royal Holloway, University of London, have published a paper outlining problems with Oracle’s password system that […]

Microsoft outlines IE7 security plans

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Microsoft is tightening up the way its Internet Explorer browser handles HTTPS for version 7, which is used to secure online transactions, in an attempt to give people more protection online. In a posting on the Microsoft Internet Explorer blog, IE program manager Eric Lawrence said that IE7 would support the Transport Layer Security (TLS) […]

Group pitches anti-spyware guidelines

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The Anti-Spyware Coalition offered up standard guidelines on Thursday for detecting, rating and protecting against unwelcome programs that have plagued Internet users in recent years. The group, composed of software companies and consumer advocates, also finalized its definition of spyware, veering little from the version it proposed in July. The coalition defines spyware and other […]

Urgent Virus Warning From Ahead (Nero)

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Urgent Virus Warning Criminals are currently sending virus contaminated e-mails which appear to originate from Nero (e.g. register@nero.com  or sales@nero.com ). Please delete such e-mails immediately and do not under any circumstances open the attachments. Nero does not send any e-mails with attachments concerning registration. Alert


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