Joanna Rutkowska has always been a big supporter of the Windows Vista security model. Until she stumbled upon a "very severe hole" in the design of UAC (User Account Control) and found out -- from Microsoft officials -- that the default no-admin setting isn't even a security mechanism anymore.
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Security guru Bruce Schneier has given a big thumbs-down to Windows Vista, arguing that the copy protection features built into the new operating system "will make your computer less reliable and less secure."
eBay’s PayPal unit has started shipping a $5.00 keyring-sized device that generates a unique security code for user accounts every 30 seconds.
Skype has released an update for Windows users to nuke a DRM (digital rights management) snoop agent that reads the serial number off a user's motherboard.
An anonymous hacker has posted instructions on how to launch attacks against a remote root exploit in the Solaris 10/11 telnet daemon.
Researchers at Penn State have filed a provision patent for a new anti-worm technology that promises to identify and contain network worms milliseconds into an attack without using anti-virus signatures.
The open-source PHP Group has shipped a new version of the general-purpose scripting language to fix multiple security holes that could lead to security bypass and the exposure of sensitive information.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Just days after unknown attackers launched denial-of-service attacks against the root servers that help manage the world's Internet traffic, Verisign announced the launch of a major initiative to significantly increase its daily DNS query capacity -- from 400 billion queries a day currently to 4 trillion queries a day.
Microsoft's Patch Day bundle this month will be a whopper: 12 bulletins with fixes for a wide range of serious security vulnerabilities.Five of the 12 bulletins will cover remotely exploitable bugs in the Windows operating system while three will deal with Microsoft Office flaws.
The One Laptop Per Child project releases Bitfrost, an architecture-level specification covering the $100 notebook's security model.