If you're like most folks you are taking your time installing Microsoft's latest round of security patches. However, you may want to get your rear end in gear.
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Yahoo is supporting OpenID 2.0 and could triple the number of accounts in the single sign-on framework.
Cisco Systems on Wednesday shipped a high priority fix for its Cisco Unified Communications Manager software, formerly known as CallManager.Cisco gave the flaw, which allows remote code executions, a CVSS Base Score of 10, the highest rating available.
The Microsoft Security Response Center has confirmed ongoing attacks against Excel and is recommending that users either run files through a tool that strips out exploit code or block Office 2003 and earlier formats except for those from trusted locations.
Oracle as expected released its quarterly batch of security fixes Tuesday.In a blog post, Oracle said:Oracle today released the January 2008 Critical Patch Update (CPUJan2008).
Apple's software updates for the iPhone and iPod touch contain a few security fixes. Apple also patched QuickTime while it was at it.
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.
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.