Anti-virus experts are giving a collective thumbs-down to a proof-of-concept virus targeting OpenOffice and StarOffice, dismissing the creation as a silly publicity stunt.
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Google has invested heavily in several anti-malware/anti-spyware initiatives but the search engine giant might have a spyware problem of its own.According to David Ulevitch, CEO of OpenDNS, Google's revenue-generating URL error alliance with Dell drops a difficult-to-remove program on computers that straddles the spyware line.
Google's anti-malware team has emerged from the shadows with a new blog, a widely discussed research paper and enough clues about its ambitious drive to put a roadblock between dirty Web sites and end users.
Microsoft has released a file conversion tool that stops exploits rigged into .doc, .xls and .ppt files from infecting Office 2003 users.
MessageLabs is reporting a surge in targeted malware attacks against a known Microsoft Word code-execution vulnerability, suggesting that an exploit generator kit may be circulating online.
The flaw can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow when a user right-clicks a malicious torrent entry in the transfer manager.
Verisign has released a Firefox add-on that brings extended validation (EV) certificate support to Mozilla's open-source Web browser
Verisign's iDefense has put a $16,000 prize for any hacker who can find a remotely exploitable flaw in six core Internet infrastructure applications.
Throughout the month of June, a Ukranian hacker plans to shake out cross-site scripting bugs in the most popular search engines (think Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask.com) and publish details on these security flaws.
Almost exactly a year after an intense botnet denial-of-service attack destroyed the renegade Blue Frog anti-spam service, the Israeli programmers are back and you won't believe what they're up to.