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Microsoft patches gaping Windows worm holes

Microsoft patches gaping Windows worm holes

Microsoft today released a peck of patches to cover at least seven documented worm holes in the Windows operating system. The most serious of the vulnerabilities addresses could lead to remote code execution complete system takeover attacks.

September 8, 2009 by in Microsoft

Scareware goes Green

Scareware goes Green

Malicious pseudo-environmentalists have come up with a new social engineering tactic aiming to improve the profit margins of their fake antivirus software releases - by promising to donate $2 from every purchase for saving the Amazonian green forests.The new scareware template branded as "Green-AV Premier Edition 3.

September 3, 2009 by in Security

Opera browser (finally) gets an auto-updater

Opera browser (finally) gets an auto-updater

The Opera Web browser has undergone a minor security makeover with one significant improvement -- the ability to update itself when patches are released.The latest browser update will, by default, notify the user about available updates in very much the same way Mozilla Firefox handles automatic patching.

September 3, 2009 by in Security

Source code for Skype eavesdropping trojan in the wild

Source code for Skype eavesdropping trojan in the wild

Earlier this week, Swiss programmer Ruben Unteregger who has been reportedly working for a Swiss company ERA IT Solutions responsible for coding government sponsored spyware, has released the source code of a trojan horse that injects code into the Skype process in order to convert the incoming and outgoing voice data into an encrypted MP3 available at the disposal of the attacker.Here's how the trojan, currently detected as Trojan.

August 27, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

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