Less than 24 hours after Microsoft shipped fixes for code execution holes in Internet Explorer and Windows, proof-of-concepts for remote exploits are popping up on the Internet.
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This month's batch of patches from Microsoft includes six bulletins covering at least 15 vulnerabilities, including several critical code execution holes in Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7.
Security researcher Thor Larholm has found what might be the first remote code execution vulnerability in Apple's shiny new Safari for Windows.
Symantec has released a new utility called Norton Antibot to help users detect signs of botnet activity on a Windows computer.
The news that Apple's Safari browser is coming to Windows has caused raised eyebrows in the security research community and there's already word that a memory corruption vulnerability has been discovered.
The spammers behind last year's destruction of Blue Security are back with a vengeance, using a variant of the 'Storm Worm' malware to launch a sustained distributed denial-of-service attack against three anti-spam services.
Niels Provos, one of the brains behind Google's big anti-malware push, has released a new version of the open-source SpyBye Web proxy utility.
If you want to blame someone for the release of dangerous exploit code targeting gaping holes in Yahoo Messenger, point your finger at Yahoo spokeswoman Terrell Karlsten.
I'm still working on that follow-up story on how Yahoo completely screwed up the flaw disclosure process (waiting to give Yahoo a chance to comment) and caused exploit code to be publicly released but, in the meantime, Yahoo Messenger users should know that a patch is now available and ready for download.Over the next several weeks, users worldwide will be prompted to update to a new version of Yahoo!
Next Tuesday, Microsoft plans to ship six bulletins with patches for a wide swathe of vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Office and Visio.