Security


Windows RDP Exploit Code Possibly Leaked by Microsoft Partner

Hackers may have had the jump on Microsoft even as it released a "critical" patch for a Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) flaw this month.

Lawsuit Claims Major App Makers Stealing Personal Info

A class-action lawsuit was filed in an Austin, Texas court this week that alleges some of the most-downloaded mobile apps are harvesting personal information without users' knowledge.

Mozilla Didn't Properly Plan for Microsoft's Monthly Patch

Plus: Better user password starts with password policy, Google's Chrome browser hacked at the Pwn2Own contest.

'Critical' RDP Windows Fix Highlighted in Microsoft's March Security Update

This month's Microsoft security update, released today, features six bulletins, with one labeled as "critical," four "important" and one "moderate."

Report: User Passwords Not Sophisticated Enough

Trustwave's 2012 Global Security Report includes a section on passwords that delves into weaknesses in user behavior, administrative policy and the technologies used to manage passwords.

Google Patching Chrome After Attack at Hacking Contest

Google's Chrome Web browser fell to multiple exploits on Wednesday at CanSecWest security conference's Pwn2Own contest.

Network Execs Argue Against Government Regulation in Cybersecurity

Government regulation could hamper efforts to get ahead of innovative bad guys, argued a panel of network executive in a Congressional hearing this week.

Microsoft Preps 6 Fixes for March Security Update

Microsoft's monthly security update will feature six items – one labeled "critical," four "important" and one moderate, according to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.

Adobe Releases Yet Another Flash Bandage

Plus, LulzSec crumbles from the inside, readers respond to proposed changes to Windows 8 password procedure.

Second Adobe Flash Fix in a Month Released

Adobe released a patch late Tuesday that targets two vulnerabilities in its Flash Player.

LulzSec Leader Provides Info on Fellow Members to FBI

Based on information given from the hacker group LulzSec's leader, the FBI has arrested three members of the hacker group LulzSec and charged two others.

Hyper-V Best Practices Guide

A lot of contradictory information exists about Hyper-V, but there are some critical management practices that every Hyper-V shop should follow. Follow these tips for storage, ideal VM placement, how best to apply antivirus and more!

Search Engine Poisoning Still Going Strong

Popular search engines continue to direct users to Web sites that serve up malware, researchers say, largely because of techniques that can fool search rankings.

Report: Most Security Breaches Not Discovered Until Months After

Almost 60 percent of company breaches go unnoticed for months to years, according to a security report by Verizon.

International Arrests of 25 Alleged Anon Hackers Made

South American and European law enforcement agencies arrested 25 individuals believed to be members of hacktivist group Anonymous on Tuesday.

What's To Become of Passwords in Windows 8?

Will facial recognition and photo manipulation replace the traditional password in Microsoft's next OS?

White House Drafts Online Privacy Bill of Rights

President Obama's administration has presented legislation to protect online privacy that includes a consumer bill of rights and a standardized Do-Not-Track feature for browsers.

Mobile Privacy Pact Signed by Microsoft, Apple, Google

A new agreement will call for app developers to provide clear information on their individual privacy policies before their products are downloaded.

Report: pcAnywhere Code Unchanged for 10 Years

An anonymous analysis of the leaked pcAnywhere source code shows that the software had undergone little change over the past decade.

Google Bypassing User Privacy Settings in IE

According to Microsoft, Google circumnavigates Internet Explorer's P3P Privacy Protection feature to track cookies of users.

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