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Mozilla Didn't Properly Plan for Microsoft's Monthly Patch

Plus: Better user password starts with password policy, Google's Chrome browser hacked at the Pwn2Own contest.

'Critical' RDP Windows Fix Highlighted in Microsoft's March Security Update

This month's Microsoft security update, released today, features six bulletins, with one labeled as "critical," four "important" and one "moderate."

Google Patching Chrome After Attack at Hacking Contest

Google's Chrome Web browser fell to multiple exploits on Wednesday at CanSecWest security conference's Pwn2Own contest.

Network Execs Argue Against Government Regulation in Cybersecurity

Government regulation could hamper efforts to get ahead of innovative bad guys, argued a panel of network executive in a Congressional hearing this week.

Adobe Releases Yet Another Flash Bandage

Plus, LulzSec crumbles from the inside, readers respond to proposed changes to Windows 8 password procedure.

Second Adobe Flash Fix in a Month Released

Adobe released a patch late Tuesday that targets two vulnerabilities in its Flash Player.

LulzSec Leader Provides Info on Fellow Members to FBI

Based on information given from the hacker group LulzSec's leader, the FBI has arrested three members of the hacker group LulzSec and charged two others.

Search Engine Poisoning Still Going Strong

Popular search engines continue to direct users to Web sites that serve up malware, researchers say, largely because of techniques that can fool search rankings.

Microsoft Partnership To Bring Encrypted E-Mail for Windows Phones

Microsoft announced yesterday that it has partnered with secured and managed mobile enterprise company Good Technology to bring encrypted e-mail services to Windows Phone 7.5.

White House Drafts Online Privacy Bill of Rights

President Obama's administration has presented legislation to protect online privacy that includes a consumer bill of rights and a standardized Do-Not-Track feature for browsers.

Google Bypassing User Privacy Settings in IE

According to Microsoft, Google circumnavigates Internet Explorer's P3P Privacy Protection feature to track cookies of users.

100 Gigabit Network

Both Indiana and Ohio will be the first states to link its in-state academic research networks to the 100-gigabits/sec cross-country network being built by Internet2 and the Energy Department.

Report: DDoS Attacks Rising on IPv6 Networks

According to respondents to Arbor Networks' Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, DDoS attacks are targeting IPv6 networks for the first time since the Internet protocol started implementation last year.

Adobe Flash Flaw Gets Zero-Day Fix

Adobe on Wednesday released a security update that fixed seven Flash Player vulnerabilities, including a zero-day cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw found by Google researchers.

Microsoft's Security Update IDs Google as Malicious Web Page

Microsoft's February Security Update included an antivirus and security software "fix" that told users that Google.com was infected with the Blackhole Exploit Kit.

Cisco Appeals to EC on Microsoft Skype Buy

Cisco Systems wants the European Commission to review its approval of Microsoft's acquisition of Skype.

Anon Launches DDoS Attacks on U.S., Mexico Government Sites

Anonymous last week took credit for attacks on state servers in Alabama and Mexican government sites.

Survey Points to Concerns Over 'Hacktivist' Attacks

An industry-produced survey suggested that Web site attacks motivated by political considerations may be on the rise.

U.S. Offers $10M for 'Trusted Identities' R&D

A U.S. program that aims to assure greater identity trust in online transactions has received some research and development funding.

Microsoft, Facebook, Google Unite To Battle Spam

Fifteen companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google and Facebook, have come together to form DMARC.org.

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