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Putting a Positive Spin on Microsoft's IE Zero-Day Flaw

The IE vulnerability incident presents Microsoft with a perfect occasion to brag about the new security features hitting Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft Zero-Day IE Flaw Being Actively Exploited

Microsoft released a security advisory on Monday to address a zero-day vulnerability found in Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions.

Hacker Taking Credit Where Credit's Not Due

An Anonymous hacker (although not sure if part of Anonymous or just anonymous) was quick to take credit on Monday for the six-hour Web site outages of GoDaddy customers.

New Java Flaw Found in Latest Oracle Update

Less than 24 hours after Oracle released Java Version 7 Update 7, a security firm has found a new error in the latest version.

Java Flaw Found, Flaw Fixed, Flaw Found in Fix

It's been a tough week and a half for Oracle and its Java crew.

Fake Microsoft Service Agreement E-mails Mails Used in Java Exploit

A recent phishing campaign that employs a Microsoft e-mail template has been spotted in the wild by researchers.

UPDATE: Oracle Releases Patch for Java Zero-Day Flaw

Oracle released an update for Java 7 that addresses "3 distinct but related vulnerabilities and one security-in-depth issue affecting Java running in desktop browsers," said the company.

Experts Suggest Disabling Java after Zero-Day Flaw Discovery

Security firm FireEye released information yesterday on a Java flaw that has been seen in targeted attacks in the wild, and has been tested to work on most major Web browsers for both Mac and PC.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisory for VPN Password Flaw

Microsoft issued Security Advisory 2743314 on Monday to warn users of two tools readily available that can be used to steal passwords from wireless networks and virtual private networks (VPNs).

SkyDrive Moves Out of Beta and Gets 'Modern' Look

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its SkyDrive cloud storage solution for consumers has moved beyond the preview stage.

Microsoft Touts IIS 8.0 Improvements on Windows Server 2012

Microsoft highlighted this month why Internet Information Service 8.0 is a "no brainer" upgrade.

Small RSA Keys Blocked, Will Trouble Follow?

While malware will have to use a new trick to infect systems, Microsoft's solution may hurt those who have dealings overseas.

8 of 9 Microsoft August Bulletins Battle RCE Flaws

Microsoft's monthly Security Update arrived today with nine bulletins addressing 26 vulnerabilities. As with the past few months, remote code execution flaws are targeted in the majority of items.

Google Fined $22.5 Million by FTC on Privacy Policy Violations

Google was fined $22.5 million by the Federal Trade Commission, which pointed to the company's misrepresentations on privacy protections.

Bing Injects Social Networking Into Internet Search

While Brien had some preconceived concerns with mixing social networking with an Internet search engine, Bing's newest update left him pleasantly surprised.

Dropbox Experiences Increased Spam after Employee Account Breach

The cloud storage service Dropbox said Tuesday that the increase in spam e-mail sent to users last month was directly related to an employee account compromise.

Third Largest Botnet Ring Shut Down

The Grum botnet, known as the third largest spam ring among security researchers, was crippled on Wednesday after most of the command and control (C&C) servers were shut down.

Hacking the UFC President -- Bad Idea

I'd strongly advise not messing with someone like that.

Microsoft Facing Sanctions Over European Brower Choice Issue

Microsoft is under investigation by the European Commission for failing to fully abide by its commitment to provide Web browser choice screens.

Yahoo Confirms Hacker Exposure of 450,000 E-Mail Passwords

Yahoo today confirmed the exposure of 450,000 passwords and user names used for personal e-mail accounts.

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