Guest post: Gadi Evron is Security Architect for Afilias global registry services and recognized globally for his work and leadership in Internet security operations. He is the founder of the Zero-Day Emergency Response Team (ZERT), organizes and chairs worldwide conferences, working groups and task forces.
Staying on top of the latest in software/hardware security research, vulnerabilities, threats and computer attacks.
Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, and SF Appeal.
Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years
Amidst growing chatter that the anti-virus/anti-spyware market is gasping for air, a veteran virus fighter says desktop security products must add new protection mechanisms to keep pace with aggressive online criminals.
The flaw, which carries a CVSS rating of 10.0 (the highest possible severity score), can be exploited remotely and causes corruption of kernel memory, which leads to a Windows stop error (blue screen) or to arbitrary code execution.
According to Ryan Singel at Wired News, AOL shipped a silent, server-level patch on Monday night to fixa gaping hole that allowed hackers to gain complete control of any PC running the latest version of AIM.
One of my rules with security problems--phishing, bogus programs and such--is to check the spelling. Here's a secret: Hackers can't spell.
Microsoft issued seven security bulletins on Thursday with three deemed critical. The other four were rated "important.
Researchers from Peking University in Beijing and the University of Mannheim in Germany released a paper this week that aims to map the underground cybercrime economy in China.The paper concludes that 1.
OpenOffice.org has patched a highly critical code execution vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of a system.
This is the season for predictions and Websense is out with its top 10 predictions and a couple of them are quite interesting. One of the more interesting ones is the prediction (more like hope) that the government nabs a big hacking group in 2008.
European anti-malware vendor Grisoft has acquired Exploit Prevention Labs (EPL) in a deal that adds technology to protect against drive-by Web-borne attacks.Financial terms of the transaction were not released.