America Online has finally shipped a patch for a gaping worm hole that exposed Windows computers to code execution attacks without any user action.
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Just call it patch-vertising.Spotted over at Vladville, Sun is advertising OpenOffice in pop-up alerts for Java security patches.
Database and server giant Oracle plans to issue patches for a total of 51 security vulnerabilities next Tuesday (October 16).
3Com voluntarily agreed to subject its $2 billion acquisiton to review by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the same committee that torpedoed Check Point's acquisition of Sourcefire over national security concerns.
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.
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.