Security Watch


The Security Patching Fun Never Ends

Two new off-cycle patches follow the usual Patch Tuesday release. Plus: Looking to third-party app security.

A Flood of Fixes in April

This month is among the busiest, with patches coming from Microsoft, Adobe and others. Plus: Black Hat Tech Con tackles Web-originated attacks; looking for motives in the cyberspying world.

Patches Galore In Store for 2010

With April's planned patch releases, Microsoft sets pace to exceed 2009's fixes. Plus: Conficker, a year later; how you set admin rights may be key to overall security, says one vendor.

Standards for Self-Assessed Security

The Jericho Forum proposes security vendors self-assess and certify their security capabilities. Plus: Microsoft might release IE off-cycle update; Koobface shows itself, again.

Arguing Over Botnet Taxation Leads to No Results

The debate continues over an Internet taxation framework. Plus: Report on IE and Firefox bug issues; Small number of Microsoft patches for March.

All Eyes on RSA

The annual security conference revisits some familiar topics. Plus, Microsoft issues IE-centric security advisory; educating enterprises about Windows 7 security.

The Push for Application Security

When the same bugs keep cropping up, what's an application developer to do? Plus: Microsoft opens up about rootkit problem; ranking patch priorities; more.

Microsoft Patch Causes BSOD?

Plus: browsers are a prime target in the "hacker Olympics"; the government simulates a cyberattack via "Shockwave."

February Gets Unlucky Number of Patches

Microsoft is set to unload 13 patches this month. Plus: support clock is ticking for some Microsoft products; Adobe apologizes for old bug.

Windows on a Stick

Plus: Google phases out IE 6 support; Azure shines spotlight on cloud computing security.

Company Draws Out the Suspense over IE

Security firm says it has found more holes in the browser, but they're holding off on the specifics. Plus: the IE patch took some time; China denies responsibility over Google attacks.

IE: Trouble on the Franco-German Front

Plus: Google attacks may originate from China; password complexity not a complete deterrent.

Microsoft Rings in 2010 with Light Patch Tuesday

Plus: Oracle has a hefty patch cycle; enterprises feel less secure this year than last; more.

Windows IIS in Hot Seat Again

Plus, Adobe may surpass Office for most security vulnerabilities; Chrome a growing target for hackers.

Securing 2010

Hackers will find ways to keep security experts busy. Keep your eye out for these eight.

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