Security Advisor


2013: The Year of the Mobile Malware

Security firm ESET sees the upward growth of mobile attacks, especially against Android devices, to continue this trend for next year.

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails

When detecting new zero-day threats, the free Microsoft antivirus software was only able to catch 64 percent of attacks.

CSA Security Guidance for Mobile Devices

The recent report, contributed by 60 companies, lays out what threats loom in the BYOD landscape and what steps an organization can take to secure itself and employees.

VMware Issues Security Update for DoS Flaw

The vulnerability only affects client-side users.

Java Zero-Day Exploit Being Sold on Black Market

The Oracle flaw is being shopped online by an unknown source.

Windows 8 Patching Right on Schedule

Discovered vulnerabilities this early in the software's lifecycle should be neither shocking or unexpected.

Major Vulnerability Found in Skype

Attackers could have accessed your account in a matter of minutes.

Security Firm Willing To Sell Windows 8 Hole to Highest Bidder

A French security company has claimed that it's found a security issue in Windows 8. Want to find out what it is? You gotta pay first.

Adobe To Piggyback Flash Updates on Microsoft's Patch Tuesdays

This new scheduling is directly associated with Microsoft's decision to embed Flash into Internet Explorer 10.

Bad Passwords Won't Die

Why even use a password if you're just going to use easily guessable entries?

Microsoft SIR: Phishing Sites Targeting Financial Institutions

Phishers go where the money is.

Security Resources for Microsoft's Windows 8/RT/Surface/WP8/IE 10 Launches

Starting on Friday, Microsoft's bonanza of software and hardware relases begin.

Microsoft SIR: App Vulnerabilities on the Rise, Key Gen Malware Out of Control

You had a good half year if you were in the business exploiting application flaws and spreading malware through software key generators.

Microsoft's Got a New Security Toy

Phone authentication could be installed in quite a few Microsoft products in the near future.

Another Light Patch Tuesday: Calm Before the Storm?

Has two small security updates in a row put you in a state of complacency?

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