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High-Risk Flaw Found in Symantec’s Software

A Symantec security flaw discovered by an independent security consultant is unlikely to be exploited -- despite its rating as a high risk by Symantec itself and a very high risk by security firm Secunia, said Forrester Research senior analyst Michael Gavin. The vulnerability, which could allow a ha...

Sober Strikes Again, IE Flaw Dubbed ‘Extremely Critical’

One e-mail worm and one browser flaw have security researchers paying close attention to Internet activities: Sober is back on the loose and Microsoft's Internet Explorer has yet another "extremely critical" flaw -- one that was initially thought to be fairly harmless. The Federal Bureau of Investi...

Adobe Reader Flaw Depicts Emerging Vulnerability Trend

Adobe Systems yesterday reported its Reader contains a vulnerability that would allow an attacker to remotely execute malicious code. A security flaw in the dominant document-sharing software could allow hackers to seize control of a computer system. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a program for viewing Por...

Vulnerability Pops Up in Popular Browsers

Phishers could exploit a vulnerability in several popular Web browsers, according to a report from security research firm Secunia. The flaw would allow cybercriminals to steal personal information from its victims. Specifically, malicious Web sites could spoof pop-up boxes in Internet Explorer for b...

Firefox Suffers Seven-Year Itch

While Mozilla is celebrating over Firefox's growth in Europe, the open-source browser maker is simultaneously up in arms over software vulnerabilities. A security research firm is reporting Mozilla's current browsers are once again susceptible to a seven-year-old flaw that could let malicious people...

Mozilla Issues Patches for Firefox Installation Bugs

The Mozilla Foundation has readied security patches to thwart what security firm Secunia reported earlier this week as two "extremely critical" flaws in its Firefox browser. Secunia said the vulnerabilities could be exploited by malicious people who wish to take control of victims' computers. Firefo...

RealNetworks Patches ‘Highly Critical’ Flaw in Media Player

RealNetworks released a patch earlier this week for a "highly critical" security flaw discovered by Piotr Bania during a security audit of Real Player and reported to security firm Secunia. Bania told TechNewsWorld that leaving the hole unpatched could lead to serious problems. "At the time of this ...

Firefox Vulnerability Puts Sensitive Information at Risk

A vulnerability has been discovered in the Firefox Web browser that could be exploited by malicious people to gain knowledge of potentially sensitive information, according to an advisory from security research firm Secunia. The vulnerability comes less than six weeks after the Mozilla Foundation re...

Mozilla Swats at Firefox Bugs with Security Patch

The Mozilla Foundation yesterday released a security update to the Firefox Web browser. The patch includes several fixes to guard against spoofing and arbitrary code execution. Firefox 1.0.1 patches several bugs, including a vulnerability in the Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), Web addresses re...

Administrators Urged To Defend Systems Passwords

A recent vulnerability found in the popular open-source database MySQL revealed a persistent problem for IT managers: password management among administrators. Most talk about password security traditionally centers around end users and the use of weak, easy-to-guess passwords. In companies where ad...

MSN Messenger Worm Danger Underplayed, Says Analyst

The latest worm to wriggle its way around the Web is spreading as quickly as an instant message. A new variant of Bropia, first discovered by Symantec on Jan. 19, has mutated and is whipping around the Internet via MSN Messenger communications. Several antivirus companies, including Trend Micro, Sym...

Another Security Flaw Found in IE

Security researchers say a newly discovered flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser could enable a remote attacker to download malicious content to a computer without triggering the warnings that usually accompany such downloads. The lack of warning could enable an attacker to use special...

Microsoft Scrambles To Plug Explorer Holes – Again

Microsoft is again being forced to respond to serious Internet Explorer security holes coupled with exploit code that could allow attackers to saddle Windows users with spyware, Trojans or other trouble, even if they have updated with Microsoft's Service Pack 2. Security research firm Secunia repor...

Three Serious New Security Flaws Found in Windows

Microsoft and its customers got no holiday break from security concerns as Symantec said it had confirmed three more yet-to-be-patched vulnerabilities in Windows, some of which can be used to launch denial-of-service attacks. Symantec said all three of the flaws are considered serious, and Denmark-b...

Browser Flaw Leaves Shoppers Open to Phishing Scam

Danish security firm Secunia has issued warnings about a vulnerability in most Web browsers that could open the door to hackers hijacking pop-up windows on trusted Web sites to launch phishing attacks. The vulnerability can be exploited regardless of which Web site is the true "owner" of the pop-up ...

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