The latest rootkit in the wild hides on your hard drive's boot sector and is starting to infect Windows PCs, according to security researchers.And the real kicker: The rootkit can't be detected by most antivirus applications.
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Microsoft on Tuesday delivered one "critical" addressing two vulnerabilities in XP and Vista and one "important" vulnerability in Windows 2000, XP and Windows Server 2003.The critical patch resolves two vulnerabilities (CVE-2007-0069 and CVE-2007-0066) reported by IBM ISS X-Force.
Computerworld chronicles the tale of Web hosting firm C I Host Inc. and details how its data center was robbed.
Geeks.com, a computer gear e-tailer that sports ScanAlert's "Hacker Safe" logo, has been hacked.
Sears may have taken down a feature that allowed you to see anyone's purchase history, but not fast enough to keep the lawyers at bay.On Friday, KamberEdelson filed a class action complaint alleging that Sears ManageMyHome.
One of the biggest problems with wireless LAN security standards is the lack of an intermediate solution. Your only choices in securing a wireless LAN were to deploy enterprise grade WPA wireless LAN security which requires RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) servers in addition to a PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) or you deployed shared secret technology using WPA-PSK.
Ben Edelman, an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and noted anti-spyware researcher, is on Sears' privacy case again.This time, Edelman, tells you how to find another person's purchase history via Sears' "Manage My Home" site.
The PHP Group has issued its final patch for its open source scripting language.In July, PHP said it would pull the plug on PHP 4.
FortiGuard reports about a Facebook widget dubbed "Secret Crush" that installs adware. Sunbelt Software and others find MySpace banners that deliver malware.
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.