Just a quick follow-up to my story from earlier this week about XBox Live accounts being hijacked in what was believed to be a breach at Microsoft's Bungie.net.
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Researchers at SecureWorks have stumbled upon what appears to be a massive identity theft ring using state-of-the-art Trojan code to steal confidential data from thousands of infected machines in the U.S.
Mozilla has shipped another Firefox update to patch a security flaw in the way the browser implements the FTP protocol.Exploitation of the flaw, which is rated low-risk, could allow an attacker to perform reconnaissance on a vulnerable machine.
Online gaming forums are buzzing with reports that Xbox Live accounts linked to Microsoft's Windows Live ID service are being hijacked by malicious hackers. Kevin Finisterre, a security researcher at Digital Munition, raised the issue on the Full Disclosure mailing list over the weekend, calling attention to rumors that Microsoft's Bungie.
Last week, I wrote about hackers starting to agitate for Microsoft (and other software vendors) to start paying for information on security vulnerabilities. As a follow-up to that post, I pinged a few security research pros, asking whether they agreed it's inevitable will start buying bugs.
Using a homegrown tool called Fiddler, researchers at Microsoft have come up with a system to track the money that flows from big-name advertisers to search engine spammers.
Here's a major security update that may have slipped under the (mainstream media) radar.The new version of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) desktop includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities, some rated "critical.
The month-of-bugs phenomenon is showing no signs of slowing down. Next up: MySpace.
Hackers are starting to agitate for Microsoft to start paying for information on security flaws found in its software products.The issue surfaced this week after the MSRC (Microsoft Security Response Team) posted a message on the sla.
Trend Micro has acquired HijackThis, the freeware spyware-removal program created by Merijn Bellekom. Financial terms of the deal, believed to be all-cash, were not released.