Microsoft to Release 2 Security Updates on December 13, 2005

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On 13 December 2005 Microsoft is planning to release: Security Updates 2 Microsoft Security Bulletin affecting Microsoft Windows. The highest Maximum Severity rating for these is Critical. These updates will require a restart. These updates will be detectable using the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA). Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool Microsoft will release an […]

Security threats soar in 2005

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Nearly 16,000 new viruses, worms and Trojans have appeared in 2005, but criminals are moving their focus to niche targeted groups with specially customised malware to steal data and cash. The huge increase in the number of malware programs stems from the activities of criminal gangs intent on using trojans, worms and viruses to make […]

Think your PC is safe online? Think again

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Study finds 81 percent of home PCs don’t have basic security software While most Internet users think they are safe online, they’re not, according to a new study released Wednesday by America Online and the National Cyber Security Alliance. In fact, about 80 percent are exposed to common Internet threats, the study found.More than half […]

Simple DoS for Firefox 1.5

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An exploit for the new Firefox 1.5 browser was released today that causes a denial of service condition using a simple web page as a trigger. The heart of the problem lies with the history.dat file that Firefox creates, according to a posting on Packet Storm. The exploit creates a very large entry which Firefox […]


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