There's a very serious vulnerability in the Help and Support Center utility that ships with HP laptops.
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Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of security. He is the author of three books and thousands of published articles and many more unpublished, private reports. Larry has been Technical Director at several test laboratories where he both directed and ran product testing, with a special interest in test automation. Larry began his career as a Software Engineer at the now-defunct Desktop Software Corporation in Princeton, NJ, on the team that wrote the NPL 4GL query language. He also worked on corporate IT and software development at Chase Econometrics. Larry is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Public Policy.
Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that includes ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. She has authored and edited award-winning, best selling books in eight translations and has been a sex columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. She has given keynote talks at such conferences as ETech, LeWeb, and the Forbes Brand Leadership Conference, and has given two Tech Talks at Google. In 2010, the London Times named Blue one of “40 bloggers who really count.” Ms. Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. Violet Blue bio courtesy of TTI Vanguard.
Apple has responded swiftly to the discovery of vulnerabilities in its new Safari for Windows browser, rushing out fixes for a trio of potentially dangerous security flaws.
Law enforcement authorities today announced the arrest of three men accused of using a million-strong botnet of hijacked computers for spam-related crime.
Less than 24 hours after Microsoft shipped fixes for code execution holes in Internet Explorer and Windows, proof-of-concepts for remote exploits are popping up on the Internet.
This month's batch of patches from Microsoft includes six bulletins covering at least 15 vulnerabilities, including several critical code execution holes in Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7.
Security researcher Thor Larholm has found what might be the first remote code execution vulnerability in Apple's shiny new Safari for Windows.
Symantec has released a new utility called Norton Antibot to help users detect signs of botnet activity on a Windows computer.
The news that Apple's Safari browser is coming to Windows has caused raised eyebrows in the security research community and there's already word that a memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered.
The spammers behind last year's destruction of Blue Security are back with a vengeance, using a variant of the 'Storm Worm' malware to launch a sustained distributed denial-of-service attack against three anti-spam services.
Niels Provos, one of the brains behind Google's big anti-malware push, has released a new version of the open-source SpyBye Web proxy utility.
If you want to blame someone for the release of dangerous exploit code targeting gaping holes in Yahoo Messenger, point your finger at Yahoo spokeswoman Terrell Karlsten.
I'm still working on that follow-up story on how Yahoo completely screwed up the flaw disclosure process (waiting to give Yahoo a chance to comment) and caused exploit code to be publicly released but, in the meantime, Yahoo Messenger users should know that a patch is now available and ready for download.Over the next several weeks, users worldwide will be prompted to update to a new version of Yahoo!
Next Tuesday, Microsoft plans to ship six bulletins with patches for a wide swathe of vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Office and Visio.
An unknown hacker has published exploit code for dangerous holes in two ActiveX controls installed by default by the Yahoo Messenger package.
Jeff Jones has expanded his project to count security flaws (publicly reported and fixed) in the major workstation operating systems and his latest numbers show Windows Vista has by far the best security profile when compared to the major Linux distributions.