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Less than 24 hours after Adobe shipped a fix for a gaping hole affecting its Reader and Acrobat software, PDF files rigged with malware are beginning to land in e-mail spam filters.
Malicious hackers are exploiting a privilege escalation vulnerability in a copy protection application to launch malware attacks against Windows users.
As promised earlier this month, Adobe has shipped a fix for the URI protocol handling vulnerability that left a backdoor open on Windows XP machines with Internet Explorer 7 installed.
Hackers are actively exploiting a zero-day hole in RealNetworks' RealPlayer media player, a software program installed on tens of millions of Windows computers worldwide.
Mozilla has shipped the eighth refresh of its flagship Firefox 2 browser to fix at least 10 vulnerabilities affecting Windows and Linux users.
Apple has announced plans to add code-scrambling diversity to Mac OS X Leopard, a move aimed at making the operating system more resilient to virus and worm attacks.
Browser makers Opera and America Online (Netscape) have released patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities that expose millions of users to code execution and cross-site scripting attacks.
SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart has seen evidence that the massive Storm Worm botnet is being broken up into smaller networks, a surefire sign that the CPU power is up for sale to spammers and denial-of-service attackers.
America Online has finally shipped a patch for a gaping worm hole that exposed Windows computers to code execution attacks without any user action.