FortiGuard reports about a Facebook widget dubbed "Secret Crush" that installs adware. Sunbelt Software and others find MySpace banners that deliver malware.
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Microsoft plans a relatively light haul of two security bulletins on Patch Tuesday, but one of them is rated critical and dings Vista.Thursday's preview, which is an advance notice for folks that need to prepare for Microsoft's patches on Jan.
Firefox 2.0 has a vulnerability that can leave its users susceptible to an identity theft attack, according to Aviv Raff, a security researcher based in Israel.
A Trojan is delivering an unpleasant surprise: Ransomware that takes over your desktop unless you fork over $35.The trojan--Backdoor.
3Com's takeover by Bain Capital and Huawei Technologies continues to get close scrutiny by the U.S.
There's no sense in making predictions in the security space. There will be more creative attacks and vulnerabilities will multiply at a rapid clip.
Ben Edelman, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and noted anti-spyware researcher, says Sears and Kmart customers are giving up too much private data when they join a marketing program called "My SHC Community."Edelman walks through the installation of the ComScore software that powers Sears Holdings Community (SHC) and then argues that Sears falls short of Federal Trade Commission privacy standards.
Here are the most discussed Zero Day posts of 2007:Apple bumper patch vindicates MOAB, MOKB hackers90-day report card: Windows Vista fared better...
Here's a look at the most popular posts of 2007 based on traffic. It's a microcosm of the year in security.
Every HP laptop that ships with HP Software Update, a patch utility, is vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability that can leave the PC unbootable.The vulnerability was published by a Polish hacker that goes by the handle of "porkythepig.