Targeted exploitation of zero-day flaw seen in wild.
Targeted exploitation of zero-day flaw seen in wild.Microsoft has issued a security advisory on an unresolved vulnerability in its Excel software, which has been reported as a… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/01/microsoft-alert-excel-vulnerability/
CA among victims of major attack linking sites to malware.
CA among victims of major attack linking sites to malware. Huge numbers of legitimate websites - perhaps as many as 100,000 according to some reports - fell victim to hackers… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2008/01/sql-attack-hacks-wide-range-sites/
Seven updates, three critical in monthly security update.
Seven updates, three critical in monthly security update.Microsoft has released its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' security bulletin, featuring seven updates of which three are marked… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/12/four-ie-bugs-fixed-patch-tuesday-release/
AVG to incorporate LinkScanner in further consolidation of security offerings.
AVG to incorporate LinkScanner in further consolidation of security offerings.Grisoft, developer of the AVG security product whose free version is widely deployed on home-user… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/12/grisoft-acquires-exploit-prevention-labs/
Annual study of security risks finds software and humans present dangers.
Annual study of security risks finds software and humans present dangers. The SANS Institute has released its annual survey of vulnerabilities putting computer systems and networks… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/sans-issues-vulnerability-top-20/
Firefox users most vulnerable; Internet Explorer users should be wary too.
Firefox users most vulnerable; Internet Explorer users should be wary too. Polish security researcher Krystian Kloskowski has published a proof-of-concept exploit for a… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/quicktime-flaw-could-open-windows-pcs-hackers/
Microsoft engineers spend Thanksgiving holidays writing patch.
Microsoft engineers spend Thanksgiving holidays writing patch. During the Kiwicon conference earlier this month, ethical hacker Beau Butler from New Zealand disclosed a design flaw… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/five-year-old-design-flaw-found-all-windows-versions/
Monthly security update covers just couple of dangers.
Monthly security update covers just couple of dangers.Microsoft has released its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' security bulletin, with only two patches issued, one rated 'Important' and… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/11/two-fixes-released-lightweight-patch-tuesday/
Reader/Acrobat vulnerability targeted day after patch release.
Reader/Acrobat vulnerability targeted day after patch release. A vulnerability in Adobe's popular PDF-viewing software Adobe Reader and editing suite Acrobat, first reported a… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/pdf-trojan-exploits-adobe-flaw/
Manufacturer responds rapidly to serious security hole.
Manufacturer responds rapidly to serious security hole. A zero-day vulnerability in the popular media playing system RealPlayer was spotted being exploited in the wild late last… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/realplayer-zero-day-flaw-exploited/
Exploitable ActiveX control replaced in new version.
Exploitable ActiveX control replaced in new version.Kaspersky Lab has released an updated version of its popular free online scanner to remedy a vulnerability in an ActiveX control… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/kaspersky-fixes-serious-vulnerability-online-scanner/
Patch Tuesday flaw targeted by vulnerability.
Patch Tuesday flaw targeted by vulnerability. A vulnerability in the Apple Mac version of Microsoft Word, covered by a patch in this month's Patch Tuesday security update, has been… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/word-mac-exploit-spotted/
Expected patch omitted from monthly security update.
Expected patch omitted from monthly security update.Microsoft has announced the contents of its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' security update release, with four 'Critical' and two… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/4-out-5-critical-issues-fixed-patch-tuesday/
Registry hack provides temporary fix for vulnerability.
Registry hack provides temporary fix for vulnerability.Adobe has officially confirmed the vulnerability announced last month by researcher Petko Petkov, which could allow… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/adobe-acknowledges-pdf-flaw-issues-workaround/
Critical vulnerabilities covered by urgent patches.
Critical vulnerabilities covered by urgent patches.Sun Microsystems has issued a series of patches to fix several vulnerabilities in its popular Java software. Successful… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/sun-patches-serious-java-flaws/
Vulnerability announcement hyped to disaster level.
Vulnerability announcement hyped to disaster level. The announcement of a potentially serious vulnerability in the ubiquitous Adobe PDF document format sparked considerable media… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/10/alarm-over-possible-pdf-flaw/
Flaws patched in TIFF parsing code.
Flaws patched in TIFF parsing code. Security researchers at iDefense revealed last week that OpenOfficeversion 2.0.4 and earlier versions are vulnerable to maliciously crafted TIFF… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/09/vulnerabilities-closed-openoffice-staroffice/
Four flaws fixed in minimal security update.
Four flaws fixed in minimal security update.Microsoft's monthly 'Patch Tuesday' release of security updates for Windows and other software has been fairly quiet this month - with… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/09/quiet-patch-tuesday/
Infectious flash adverts displayed on major sites.
Infectious flash adverts displayed on major sites. Advertising supplied by ad firm Right Media, a company bought out by web giant Yahoo! earlier this year after an initial… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/09/yahoo-owned-ad-firm-serves-trojans/
Security vulnerabilities found and fixed.
Security vulnerabilities found and fixed. Two separate flaws have been reported in Sophos's anti-virus engine, affecting most of its product range and allowing security bypass and… https://www.virusbulletin.com/blog/2007/09/minor-flaws-patched-sophos-av/