Exploit code for a "highly critical" vulnerability in MSN Messenger has been posted to a Chinese-language forum, prompting Microsoft to urge all users to immediately migrate to Windows Live Messenger 8.1.
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Finnish anti-virus vendor F-Secure has found rootkit-like features in a plug-and-play fingerprint reader marketed by Sony.
A study by the non-profit Honeynet Project has come up with a strange answer to the Firefox versus Internet Explorer security question.
Eight days after the release of exploit code for code execution holes in the Yahoo Messenger IM client, Yahoo has shipped a new version with patches for its Windows user base.
Monster.com has shut down a rogue server that was accessing its database to hijack personal information from about 1.3 million job seekers.
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I was just going through the slides from Joanna Rutkowska's Black Hat talk (127-page .ppt file) and discovered that there's another unpatched driver flaw that exposes Windows Vista to kernel tampering.
Virtual machine software powerhouse VMWare has quietly acquired Determina to beef up the security capabilities of hypervisors and virtualized workloads.
Skype is blaming last week's two-day outage on millions of Windows machines restarting after the installation of Microsoft's security patches.