Potential vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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Summary Adobe is aware of a recently published report of potential vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. These vulnerabilities would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Affected software versions Adobe Reader 7.0.0 through 7.0.8 and Adobe Acrobat Standard and Professional 7.0.0 through 7.0.8 […]

Symantec issues patch for flaw in backup software

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Security specialist Symantec issued a critical update on Tuesday for its Veritas NetBackup 6.0 PureDisk Remote Office Edition, whose vulnerabilities could allow attackers to gain remote control over a user’s system. Symantec issued the security update to address buffer overflow vulnerabilities found in the HTML-embedded scripting language PHP, which is used in its NetBackup 6.0 […]

Hackers ‘to target VoIP users’

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Those using online phones and instant message services will be prime targets for hackers next year, says one of the world’s largest security firms. MessageLabs today released its security threat predictions for next year, and observed that hackers were developing far more sophisticated methods to get around protection software. Story 

Spam rates rise; will legal tactics improve?

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The European Commission has urged its member states to beef up their efforts to cut spam, spyware and malicious software, after research showed that up to 85 percent of all e-mail received in the European Union is unsolicited. Research from such organizations as Spamhaus indicates that four-fifths of all spam can be traced to 200 […]

Google flaw adds phishing hole to Web sites

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A security flaw in Google’s search appliances could expose Web sites that use the products to information-stealing phishing attacks, experts warned Monday. The Google Search Appliance and Google Mini are used by organizations including banks and universities to add search features to Web sites. A flaw in the way the systems handle certain characters makes […]

Microsoft reels in little phish

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Microsoft Corp. has initiated 97 lawsuits throughout Europe and the Middle East during its eight-month investigation into fraudulent Web pages, with another 32 criminal complaints filed in cooperation with local authorities, the company said Wednesday. All of the cases are against individuals who attempted to capture the login and password details of users by constructing […]

IAdware Trojan aims for Macs

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Online fraudsters may be ready to put Mac users in their sights. On Thursday, antivirus firm F-Secure published a brief analysis of a proof-of-concept adware program for the Mac OS X that could theoretically hook into any application to run attacker-specified code. The program, dubbed IAdware by F-Secure, could be silently installed in a user’s […]

Symantec Releases Norton 360 Public Beta

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Symantec Corp. launched the public beta of its new all-in-one consumer security service. Norton 360 combines Symantec’s proven, industry-leading PC security and tuneup technologies with new automated backup and online transaction security capabilities. WebWire 

No sender, no receiver, no problem

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VaporStream has released software it claims will not record details of who sent an e-mail message, or who received it, and so provide a new level of privacy for electronic communications. Such software would mean content could remain private and neither sender nor receiver would be exposed to legal risk from the communication, the company […]

Study shows antiphishing toolbars are ineffective

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The study looked at ten browser toolbars: Microsoft Explorer 7, eBay, Google, Netcraft (Mozilla), Netscape, Cloudmark (Mozilla), Earthlink, Geotrust’s TrustWatch, and Stanford University’s Spoofguard, and McAfee’s SiteAdvisor. Even the best of the bunch — Earthlink, Netcraft, Google, Coudmark, and Explorer 7 — detected only 85% of fraudulent websites, a good but far from secure level […]

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