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Comcast responds to passwords leak on Scribd

Comcast responds to passwords leak on Scribd

Comcast has responded to the recently found list of passwords hosted at the popular social publishing site Scribd. Originally claimed to be a list consisting of 8000 passwords for Comcast customers, the company now states that not only are 4000 of the passwords duplicates, but also, that only 700 of them belong to active Comcast customers.

March 17, 2009 by in Security

One-year-old (unpatched) Windows 'token kidnapping' under attack

One-year-old (unpatched) Windows 'token kidnapping' under attack

Exactly one year after a security researcher notified Microsoft of a serious security vulnerability affecting all supporting version of Windows (including Vista and Windows Server 2008), the issue remains unpatched and now comes word that there are in-the-wild exploits circulating.The vulnerability, called token kidnapping (.

March 16, 2009 by in Microsoft

Adobe PDF patch released, but only for some

Adobe PDF patch released, but only for some

After weeks of swinging and missing on proper response to a gaping security hole in its ever-present PDF Reader software, Adobe has finally shipped a patch but only for some affected users.On the same day Microsoft issued its scheduled batch of patches, Adobe dropped a security bulletin warning of a "critical" vulnerability in Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions.

March 10, 2009 by in Security

Microsoft fixes critical Windows kernel, WINS flaws

Microsoft fixes critical Windows kernel, WINS flaws

Microsoft today shipped three security bulletins with fixes for at least 8 documented vulnerabilities affecting millions of Windows OS users.The most serious of this month's patch batch is rated "critical" and could allow full remote execution attacks if a Windows user is simply lured into viewing a booby-trapped image file.

March 10, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

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