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Security professionals in Germany have begun to remove exploits and hacking tools from the Internet in response to a new German law that expressly forbids the distribution of any software that can be used in computer/network attacks.
Steve Orenberg, who heads up Kaspersky's U.S. unit and joins the board as a new director, says the restructuring is the first step in a strategic plan to pursue an IPO (initial public offering) exit.
An unpatched flaw in an ATI driver was at the center of the mysterious Purple Pill proof-of-concept tool that exposed a way to maliciously tamper with the Windows Vista kernel.
Microsoft plans to ship nine security bulletins next Tuesday with patches for a wide range of "critical" vulnerabilities affecting the Windows operating system, the Microsoft Office productivity suite and the widely deployed Internet Explorer browser.
On the same day Cisco released patches for multiple operating system and software vulnerabilities, the network routing and switching vendor suffered an outage that knocked the Cisco.com offline for about three hours.
Gunter Ollman, director of security strategy at IBM Internet Security Systems (ISS), believes there's no real accountability attached to the trading of vulnerability information by third party companies like iDefense and TippingPoint.
Rich Mogull, one of the more prominent analysts covering the hacker/security space, is leaving Gartner Research to take a stab at private consulting.
The race to defeat a key anti-rootkit/anti-DRM mechanism in Windows Vista has heated up again with the release of a tool that loads unsigned drivers into 64-bit Windows kernel and a swift decision by Microsoft to treat the utility as malicious spyware. But a third developer has joined the fray with "Purple Pill," a new utility that could be very troublesome for Microsoft if it works as advertised.
By now, you're probably read about Robert Graham's Black Hat presentation (.pdf) on hijacking Gmail accounts by wirelessly sniffing non-SSL session cookies.