Security Watch


ASP.NET Fix Is Out

Fix for ASP.NET flaw released. Plus: Symantec's reputation-based security rests on Ubiquity. Microsoft's consumer antivirus now being offered to SMBs.

Security Alert Fake-Out

Symantec alerts Microsoft Security Essentials users that "scareware" is out there. Plus: a potential flaw in ASP.NET; HTML5 security.

Security Acquisitions Sizzle IT-Enterprise Community

Plus: A new IBM study ranks the vulnerability rate of vendors.

Holed Up in the Library

A flaw with curious name, "binary planting," grows out of iTunes on Windows. There's a workaround for that.

Summer Winds Blow In Record Number of Security Fixes

Plus: Adobe readies Reader patch; Google engineer may get formal recognition for Windows flaws.

Microsoft Cures LNK Flaw with Early Patch

Microsoft releases fix early due to exploits out in the wild. Plus: Microsoft, Adobe team up on flaw research; IE 8 privacy controls handling debated.

Microsoft Shifts on Responsible Disclosure

Amped up 'responsible disclosure' gets toned down to 'coordinated vulnerability disclosure.' Plus: Redmond won't pay for bugs, and hacking has its own rewards.

The Insecurity of Windows Shell and USB Drives

Stuxnet is on the attack. Plus: old-school encryption makes a comeback; sniffing out threats, more.

End of XP As We Know It

Plus: Microsoft cozies up to Russia, China on security; virtualization's security shortcomings.

Researcher: End of XP SP2 Support Means More Risk

Plus: Developer ignoring DEP and ASLR at peril; what the global 'spamscape' looks like.

Microsoft on Security: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Big targets are always easy to hit. Perhaps no company in the modern age of commerce knows this better than Microsoft.

New Zero-Day Issue Hits Microsoft's Help and Support Center

Plus: XP Service Pack 2 support set to expire, Adobe's newest patch is only a drop in the bucket.

Windows Mobile Platform Malware Places Calls to Somalia, South Pole

Plus: Ten for June's Patch Tuesday; MS responds to Google Banning Windows; Adobe encounters another critical security flaw.

What Kernel Hooking is All About

Attackers now patching systems to allow for better attacks. Plus: Microsoft Office and Google Apps go toe-t-toe on security; insider threats growing, says report.

Criticism on Patch Process Thrown Microsoft's Way

Plus: McAfee explains patching problem; what security concerns make you lose sleep?; Patching in the dark.

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