Get Vista beta 2 before we stop downloads/orders

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Get Vista beta 2 before we stop downloads/orders, as posted on Ian Moulster’s Blog. Update: The program will close on Friday June 30th 2006 In case you weren’t aware, we are only providing a limited number of copies of Windows Vista Beta 2 – either download or physical copies – and we’re fast approaching the […]

Apple iTunes AAC File Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerability

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Secunia Advisory: SA20891Release Date: 2006-06-30 Description:A vulnerability has been reported in Apple iTunes, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error within the parsing of AAC media files (e.g. “.M4A” and “.M4P” file extensions). This can be exploited to cause a […]

Browser bugs hit IE, Firefox

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Two new security flaws have been discovered in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, and one could also affect Mozilla’s Firefox, security experts have warned. Code for both the vulnerabilities has been published, but there have been no reports of attacks taking advantage of the flaws, the SANS Internet Storm Center, which monitors network threats, said in an […]

Attack code out for Apple flaw

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Attack code that exploits a flaw in Apple Computer’s Mac OS X was publicly released Wednesday, increasing the urgency to patch. CNet

Is Microsoft about to release a Windows "kill switch"?

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Is Microsoft about to release a Windows “kill switch”? by ZDNet‘s Ed Bott — Windows Genuine Activation is a mess. And according to one published report, it’s about to get even messier. If Microsoft’s online check determines that your copy of Windows isn’t “genuine,” will it shut you down completely? Microsoft says that just might […]

Cisco Security Advisory: Access Point Web-browser Interface Vulnerability

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Cisco has released a vulnerability disclosure for their Wireless Access Points: The vulnerability is in the web interface for the APs and could allow wiping of the security config and access to the administrative interface without authentication.

FBI Recovers Stolen Veterans Affairs Laptop

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The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that it has recovered a laptop and external hard drive containing 26.5 million veteran and active-duty military personnel identities. The FBI said its preliminary examination of the hardware “has determined that the database remains intact and has not been accessed since it was stolen,” the Associated Press reported. […]

Coalition launches ID theft center

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A coalition of corporations, universities and federal law enforcement agencies on Wednesday opened the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection, whose mission is to research identity theft problems and solutions. ZDNet

U.S. gov’t mandates laptop security

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The Bush Administration is giving federal civilian agencies just 45 days to comply with new recommendations for laptop encryption and two-factor authentication. The memo follows a wave of high profile data thefts and major security breeches involving remote access or the theft of government laptop computers containing sensitive personal information. The official memo (PDF) from […]

Apple Fixes Vulnerabilities In OS X Update

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Apple Tuesday released Mac OS X version 10.4.7, which fixes several security vulnerabilities that at least one security vendor rated as serious. Although the issues don’t affect OS X versions prior to 10.4., and no exploits have been reported, Symantec assigned its highest severity rating — 10 out of 10 — to the vulnerabilities in […]

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