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Of Killbits and BlackWorm
Posted in: Information Security
S?nnet Beskerming Security researchers have achieved another remarkable success in the last few days. Over the weekend, news started appearing via US-CERT, the ISC and SecurityFocus, of a problem with Internet Explorer's method for deactivating vulnerable ActiveX components. Basically, the 'killbit'....
Posted: 30 January 2006 12:00

You Did Not Find This
Posted in: Information Security
A handful of security companies have recently turned their focus to the hidden menace behind the anti-spyware companies that advertise through deceptive website banners or popups, largely affecting Microsoft Windows-based systems. The general trend found is that these software tools tend to be extre....
Posted: 23 January 2006 12:00

Privacy Matters
Posted in: Information Security
The recent problems with the WMF image format, which led to Microsoft releasing an out of cycle patch a couple of weeks ago, have impacted on Microsoft's next operating system, Vista, even though it hasn't been released yet. Patches have been released for the Beta users of Vista, to help keep their ....
Posted: 16 January 2006 12:00

Still More Fallout
Posted in: Information Security
Information from Netcraft, which follows on from last week's news about the rise in the use of SSL protection for phishing attacks, is that their Toolbar has reached 12 months of age. A feature of this Toolbar allows expert users to identify phishing frauds and the Toolbar then blocks the suspect si....
Posted: 9 January 2006 12:00

An Inauspicious Start
Posted in: Information Security
Although attacks and threats are beginning to rise in number and severity again, the Christmas period, and a few days either side, was observed with a minimum of fuss and arrival of new attacks. That pattern was disrupted in a bad way only a few days after Christmas, and it is likely to cause major ....
Posted: 2 January 2006 12:00

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