An outfit called Digital Armaments has announced a $20,000 bounty for hackers that cook up and exploitable vulnerability or working exploit for Windows applications.The contest's deadline is Feb.
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F-Secure claims to have discovered the first Mac rogue application--MacSweeper.According to F-Secure, MacSweeper is spyware that closely resembles its Windows cousin Cleanator.
Two security researchers have outlined how hackers can use a Web browser and a little Shockwave file to exploit most Wi-Fi routers.Ryan Naraine interviewed two researchers, Adrian Pastor and Petko D.
Oracle has another batch of quarterly patches coming, but it's unlikely that database administrators will give a hoot.That's the primary takeaway from a survey by Sentrigo, a security software firm focused on databases.
A Trojan dubbed Silentbanker targets more than 400 banks including the household names in the U.S.
Tax season is right around the corner and the phishing attacks are ramping up faster than the auditors.For instance, this email landed in my inbox on Sunday.
Here's what I'm pondering for the week ahead.1. When are those Mac patches coming?
Trend Micro has released a beta of RUBotted, a little program that watches for incoming bot related traffic.Here's the Trend Micro description:RUBotted intelligently monitors your computer's system behavior for activities that are potentially harmful to both your computer and other people's computers.
Updated below: Oracle said Thursday that its latest batch of patches will fix 27 security fixes "across hundreds of Oracle products," including eight for the company's database, seven for its e-business suite and six for its application server.In its advisory, Oracle outlines a laundry list of software affected.
A security researcher has unearthed a buffer overflow remote code execution vulnerability that affects QuickTime on both the Windows and Mac platform.The flaw was published Thursday by Luigi Auriemma, who has been busy of late, is the latest in a series of QuickTime issues.