Malicious hackers are using Skype to try to trick Windows users into buying a rogue anti-malware application. The lures arrive via Skype's instant messaging feature with a warning that malware has been detected on the machine and urging users to buy and run a fake "repair utility.
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Apple today released a monster update to provide belated cover for at least 41 security holes in its flagship Mac operating system.
A survey by renowned database hacker David Litchfield has found a whopping 492,000 Microsoft SQL and Oracle database servers directly accessible to the Internet without firewall protection.
Microsoft has finally shipped a comprehensive fix for a critical URI handling vulnerability that exposes Windows users to drive-by malware attacks.
Guest Editorial by Gadi Evron "The Mac is going main-stream" is just one of the catch-phrases that we've seen in the past two weeks when reading about the Trojan horse infecting Apple Mac OS X users. This attack has created a lot of controversy in the security realm.
Microsoft has confirmed several "unexpected UI errors" in the WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) patch management tool could disrupt the distribution of today's Patch Tuesday software fixes.
Software engineers at Mozilla are working on a fix for another protocol handing issue affecting the company's flagship Firefox browser. Code execution attacks are possible under certain conditions.
Malicious hackers have seized control of several high-profile MySpace pages and using rigged image backgrounds to launch drive-by malware attacks.
According to an advance notice issued by the software vendor, there will only be two security bulletins on November 13 -- with patches for potentially serious holes in the Windows operating system.
Roberto Preatoni, one of the brains behind the WabiSabiLabi vulnerability auction site, has been arrested in Italy in connection with a international corporate spying scandal.