Last week's phishing attack at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee reportedly has a China connection.Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratory were hit with a cyber attack where hackers accessed Social Security numbers and birth dates of visitors to the lab between 1990 and 2004.
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According to back-and-forth correspondence released by Secunia, the San Francisco-based Autonomy is threatening legal action to force the flaw alert aggregator to "suppress significant information about vulnerabilities in [its] products."
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Amidst growing chatter that the anti-virus/anti-spyware market is gasping for air, a veteran virus fighter says desktop security products must add new protection mechanisms to keep pace with aggressive online criminals.
The flaw, which carries a CVSS rating of 10.0 (the highest possible severity score), can be exploited remotely and causes corruption of kernel memory, which leads to a Windows stop error (blue screen) or to arbitrary code execution.
According to Ryan Singel at Wired News, AOL shipped a silent, server-level patch on Monday night to fixa gaping hole that allowed hackers to gain complete control of any PC running the latest version of AIM.
One of my rules with security problems--phishing, bogus programs and such--is to check the spelling. Here's a secret: Hackers can't spell.
Microsoft issued seven security bulletins on Thursday with three deemed critical. The other four were rated "important.
Researchers from Peking University in Beijing and the University of Mannheim in Germany released a paper this week that aims to map the underground cybercrime economy in China.The paper concludes that 1.
OpenOffice.org has patched a highly critical code execution vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of a system.