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Secunia: 28% of all installed apps are insecure

Secunia: 28% of all installed apps are insecure

Secunia's inspector identified about 4.9 million installed applications, and out of those, 1.4 million applications were found to be lacking critical security patches from the vendors. Opera users were the most tardy in applying critical patches for browser vulnerabilities.

May 16, 2007 by in Security

Defeating UAC with a two-stage malware attack

Defeating UAC with a two-stage malware attack

An independent security researcher has released details on a two-stage malware attack against Windows Vista to show how easy it is for non-privileged code to replace shortcuts on the Start Menu and intercept UAC (User Account Control) privilege elevation prompts.

May 16, 2007 by in Security

Do you know what's leaking out of your browser?

Do you know what's leaking out of your browser?

At the ToorCon Seattle (beta) conference, Web application security specialist Robert Hansen (RSnake) demoed Mr-T (Master Recon-Tool), a new utility that combines information disclosure bugs in Internet Explorer and Firefox to collect information on a target's computer system.

May 14, 2007 by in Security

Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins, 19 flaws, all critical

Patch Tuesday: 7 bulletins, 19 flaws, all critical

Microsoft has released seven advisories -- all rated critical -- with patches for at least 19 vulnerabilities affecting the Windows operating system, the widely deployed Office productivity suite and the dominant Internet Explorer browser. Vista is affected by 6 of the 19 flaws.

May 8, 2007 by in Windows

Microsoft to ship critical Windows, Office patches

Microsoft to ship critical Windows, Office patches

Next week's Patch Tuesday updates from Microsoft will include fixes for a wide range of "critical" vulnerabilities in the Windows, Office and Exchange product lines, the software giant announced today.As part of its advance notice mechanism, Microsoft said a total of 7 bulletins will be released on May 8, 2007.

May 3, 2007 by in Windows

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