The FBI today announced the arrest of eight U.S. men accused to hijacking PCs for use in a million-strong botnet that accounted for $20 million in economic loss.
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Google has eradicated those bogus malware sites from its search results.As noted by Sunbelt Software on Monday and Tuesday, Google search results were being gamed by hackers.
America Online has shipped version 184.108.40.206 of its alternative Netscape browser to incorporate the last batch of Firefox security patches.
Security and data storage powerhouse Symantec has issued hotfixes for a slew of denial-of-service vulnerabilities affecting its Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers (BEWS) product.
The SANS Institute released its top 20 security risks for 2007, which documents the security arms race between cyber criminals and the folks playing defense. But let's focus on the big scourge--zero day attacks.
Researchers at CoreLabs have issued a warning for several serious IBM Lotus Notes vulnerabilities that could cause remote execution of arbitrary commands .
For the last two days, security software firm Sunbelt Software has been all over what could develop into a scary trend: Rigged Google search results that deliver big malware payloads.On Monday, Sunbelt reported "we’re seeing a large amount of seeded search results which lead to malware sites.
Mozilla has issued a patch for Firefox that fixes the "jar:" protocol handler issue.In an advisory on Monday, Mozilla said:The jar: URI scheme was introduced as a mechanism to support digitally signed web pages, enabling web sites to load pages packaged in zip archives containing signatures in java-archive format.
In a guest editorial, a senior research scientist at Cloudmark proposes a new way to deal with the menace from botnets.
Security researchers say that a new QuickTime flaw has gone public and leaves XP and Vista vulnerable to attack.According to Secunia, the latest QuickTime bug "can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.