Security Watch


Off-Cycle Patch from Visual Studio, IE

Plus: Microsoft's security initiative comes out from under the hat; Office in a sandbox.

Mozilla Matches Microsoft in Browser Flaw Fixes

Plus: Windows 7 security baseline guide; Adobe installer flaw; U.S. still ranks in spam origination.

Microsoft Sounds the Alarm on ActiveX Flaw

Plus: hackers aren't letting up on DirectShow; Microsoft helps defend against XSS; Apple and Mozilla work on patches.

Microsoft's 'Geneva' Convention

Plus: DirectShow bug not fixed yet; MasterCard makes PCI auditing even more difficult; accidently hacking Twitter via shortened URLs.

Adobe Patch Irks Windows Users

Plus: Microsoft's "Morro"; U.S. Senator ticked at cyber coordinator role.

Hackers Tunnel In Via DirectShow

Plus: Obama names fed ITSec chief; QuickTime, iTunes fixed; Twitter users targeted yet again.

Pirate's Booty in Bootlegged Win7

Plus: Worms that start with Win; Facebook phishing.

Redmond Tweaks Autorun

Microsoft moves to make worms less effective. Plus: RSA kicks off security conference season; Google to school IT pros on the perils of cross-site scripting; and the FBI weighs in on Conficker.

UAC Under Control

UAC not so snarky in Windows 7. Plus, .NET exploit; Internet dangers; hiring hackers.

Always On Our Minds

Yes, Conficker manages to remain in minds of IT security. Plus: tweeting birds get the worm and why security standards equal a bad idea.

Conficker's Evil Twin

Plus: An un-'Stirling' roll-out; PCI Compliance is better than no compliance; more.

Crash! Boom! Bang! Exploit!

The Windows Debugger plug-in explains all. Plus: IE 8 and Safari get taken down a notch; Conficker might be an April Fool's joke; Paladin rolls to the rescue.

Fool Us Once, Conficker....

Plus, Microsoft in a patching spat; PCI makes new rules; Facebook tricks.

Didn't We See Conficker Before?

Plus, eBay bites its users; Safari's hacker gets brazen.

Rethinking IE 7's Patching Schedule

Plus, Cooking up a new browser from scratch; baking in security; Adobe Reader flaw discovered.

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