Billy (BK) Rios, a prominent hacker who spent most of the summer warning about serious URI protocol handling vulnerabilities affecting Windows users, has joined Microsoft as a Security Engineer.
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Just 24 hours after Microsoft shipped a patch for a critical vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word, researchers at Symantec say they have intercepted a malicious Word .doc rigged with a backdoor Trojan.
According to Secunia's chief technology officer Thomas Kristensen, proof-of-concept code demonstrating the Outlook issue has been sent to Microsoft to prove that this is indeed a Windows vulnerability that's caused by a design change in Internet Explorer 7.
Adobe has shipped patches for several high-risk security holes affecting its widely used PageMaker, Illustrator and GoLive 9 products.
Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser has undergone a security makeover to correct at least four vulnerabilities that could be used in code execution attacks if a user simply surfs to a maliciously rigged Web page.
In response to public disclosure of a code execution hole affecting default installations of Sun Solaris, the company is recommending users turn off the X font server until a patch is ready.
McAfee today announced plans to shell out $350 million to buy SafeBoot, a deal that strengthens the anti-virus vendor's push into the mobile data security market.
In a pre-patch advisory, Adobe offered a complicated (and unsupported) workaround for its customers and promised a comprehensive fix will be ready before the end of October 2007.
Next Tuesday's batch of security updates from Microsoft will include "critical" patches for worm holes in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Outlook Express and Windows Mail.
Sun Microsystems has shipped patches to fix a batch of "highly critical" vulnerabilities in Sun Java JRE (Java Runtime Environment).