Google sharpens malware alerts for webmasters

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Google Inc. has enhanced the way it notifies webmasters that their sites contain malware, improving on a service the Mountain View, California, company launched in November of last year in a partnership with The Stop Badware Coalition. Google has begun providing more detailed alerts and to send these notifications via e-mail to webmasters, according to a posting Monday […]

Flaws in tech support tools open PCs to attack

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Multiple flaws in commonly used technical support tools can open Windows PCs to cyberattack, security experts have warned. The vulnerable tools are often used by Internet service providers, PC makers and others to provide support functions such as remote assistance, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in an alert published Thursday. The tools, provided […]

Mozilla patches Firefox, but leaves some flaws unfixed

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Mozilla Corp. updated Firefox Friday to patch 14 vulnerabilities, three of them critical, but pushed out the new versions without fixing several flaws. Firefox 2.0.0.2 and Firefox 1.5.0.10, which originally were to release on Wednesday, were delayed to patch a series of bugs, including some disclosed this month by Polish researcher Michal Zelewski. Two others […]

Monster.com email lure to malicious code

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Websense® Security Labs™ has discovered emails that attempt to lure users to click on a link in order to upgrade their system security. The emails, which are spoofed from Monster, are written in HTML and claim that Monster systems have been upgraded and that users need to download a certified utility to be able to […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions – February 23, 2007

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Issued: February 23, 2007SummaryThe following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.  * MS07-010  * MS06-058Bulletin Information:MS07-010Reason for Revision: Bulletin updated: “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update” section in “Executive Summary” for WSUS Windows Defender update process. Originally posted: February 13, 2007Updated: February 22, […]

Crimeware, Trojan Horse Bot

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Websense Security Labs(TM) has received reports of new malicious websites designed to install Trojan Horse bots that allow attackers to compromise end-user banking credentials for more than 50 financial institutions and ecommerce websites. The websites are hosted in Germany, England, and Estonia, and appear to be using round robin DNS, resolving to five unique IP address […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions – February 2007

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Issued: February 21, 2007SummaryThe following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.  * MS07-016  * MS07-013  * MS07-012  * MS07-011  * MS06-078Bulletin Information:MS07-016Bulletin revised to correct installation verification keys for Windows Internet Explorer 7. Removal information for Windows Server 2003 updated with correct folder  Originally posted: February […]

Firefox update postponed by newest bug

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Mozilla Corp. will delay the next security update for Firefox so it can test a fix for a flaw that could be used by attackers by skirt security restrictions. The flaw, disclosed Feb. 14 by Polish researcher Michal Zalewski on the Full-Disclosure security mailing list, could let a malicious site manipulate the authentication cookies for […]

Google Shuts Hole in Desktop Product

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A potentially devastating hole in Google Inc.’s prevalent desktop search product could have exposed personal files on users’ computers to data thieves. Google fixed the defect within weeks of being informed about it and says it has no evidence the vulnerability was exploited. The flaw was uncovered late last year by Watchfire Corp., a security-analysis […]

Adware maker settles with FTC for $1.5M

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Adware distributor Direct Revenue LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle charges filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The deal, announced Friday, is the second such agreement struck by the FTC with an adware vendor in the last four months. In November, Zango Inc. — also known as 180solutions — agreed […]


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