Verizon Sues HP Pretexters

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The Hewlett-Packard leak investigation spawned its first lawsuit Thursday as Verizon Wireless sued unnamed individuals who posed as customers and employees to access the phone records of a Hewlett-Packard board member. According to documents filed with a New Jersey federal court, Verizon charged up to 20 Jane and John Does with using "fraud, trickery, and […]

LogMeIn Plans Remote ‘Data Shredding’ Service

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LogMeIn, a remote access and support services provider, this week said it plans to offer a service that gives laptop owners a way to mitigate the disaster of a lost or stolen machine. LogMeIn's Instant Shredding service, due out early next year, enables users to have their data encrypted or deleted if their notebook PC […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-049 Re-Release

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Issued: September 26, 2006 Summary The following bulletins have undergone a major revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.   * MS06-049 Bulletin Information: * MS06-049  – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-049.mspx – Reason for Revision: The update has been revised and re-released for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 to address issues identified in Microsoft Knowledge […]

Microsoft releases an update to address the VML (VGX) issue

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Microsoft has just released an update to address the VML (VGX) issue The update can currently be found on Microsoft Update and is titled Security Update for Windows XP (KB925486) http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-055.mspx

Windows VML Vulnerability – FAQ

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Windows VML Vulnerability – Frequently Asked Questions by Juha-Matti  This Frequently Asked Questions document describes critical zero-day vulnerability in Windows Vector Markup Language graphics implementation. The document describes related malwares as well.

Online criminals step up phishing scams

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Criminals are increasingly trying to trick citizens into giving them their bank account details, according to a survey published on Monday that showed such phishing attempts almost doubled in the first six months. More than 157,000 unique phishing messages were sent out around the world in the first half of 2006, an increase of 81 […]

Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Update

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Issued: September 22, 2006 Security Advisories Updated or Released Today  * Microsoft Security Advisory (925568)   – Title: Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow RemoteCode Execution   – Reason for Update: Advisory updated with third party securityupdates FAQ, un-register vgx.dll workaround updated, and ISA Serverworkaround added. Support: Technical support resources can be found at:http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=21131

Microsoft Rushes Patch for VML Exploit

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A group of software engineers with ZERT has issued what it characterizes as an interim patch for the VML exploit, possibly closing the door to a new series of Trojans. In so doing, a new group resurrects some old questions about whether third parties should be trusted to patch Microsoft products. Betanews 

HP chief apologizes, denies he knew of hacking

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Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's CEO Mark Hurd announced on Friday that he would replace the board's chair Patricia Dunn immediately and apologized for the extent of the spying that took place in the chairwoman's investigation of media leak on the board of directors. Story at securityfocus.com 

Apple wireless vulnerable after all

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The Mac maker releases an update to fix critical flaws that could allow attackers to remotely take control of a system and denies the flaws were demonstrated at the Black Hat Security Briefings. Securityfocus 


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