The Windows vs Linux security report card that I wrote about from TechEd two weeks ago is officially out and Microsoft has stepped up its PR campaign to argue that Windows Vista has a "lower vulnerability fix and disclosure rate" than competitive Linux distributions.
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Almost without notice, the ongoing month of search engine bugs is chugging along, discussing and exposing some some rather serious vulnerabilities in some of the world's most popular search engines.
Apple issues an update to Apple TV to fix a remotely exploitable buffer overflow that could allow code execution attacks.
Last Tuesday, when Microsoft released the MS07-030 bulletin to fix a remote code execution hole in Visio, the first line in the executive summary caught my attention:This important update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in addition to other security issues identified during the course of the investigation.
StopBadware.org researcher Liana Leahy has taken Cerulean Studios to task for bundling two third-party applications into the popular free Trillian IM client, arguing that users who are not careful during the Trillian installation process could end up with a crapware problem.
Mozilla security chief Window Snyder has dismissed the counting of vulnerabilities as a "misleading metric," suggesting that the time it takes to release -- and deploy -- software patches should carry more weight.
Google has released an experimental Safe Browsing API to allow third party developers to check URLs against blacklists of suspected phishing and malware sites.
The Russian crime ring behind the infamous WebAttacker/MPack exploit toolkit hacked into thousands of Italian Web sites over the weekend and used a one-line snippet of code to redirect surfers to a server rigged with drive-by exploits.
Microsoft's Jeff Jones has released his "days of risk" comparison of security vulnerabilities fixed in the major workstation operating systems in an attempt to prove his controversial argument that Windows users are arguably safer than those using Linux, Mac OS X or Solaris.I recently wrote about Jones' presentation this year's TechEd conference where he discussed the metrics and techniques used to keep track of OS vulnerabilities and offered an early glimpse at his ongoing 2007 report card.
Here are several steps you can take to disable various features in Safari to reduce the risk of hacker attacks.