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Microsoft patches 'Sons of Duqu' flaws

Microsoft has patched a number of software flaws that could have led to information-stealing attacks by Duqu malware, according to security company Qualys.One of the critical 'Patch Tuesday' bulletins, MS12-034, addressed multiple Microsoft products that were vulnerable to the Duqu data-stealing malware, Qualys chief technology officer Wolfgang Kandek said in a statement on Tuesday.

May 9, 2012 by

Twitter acquires ad security company Dasient

Social networking firm Twitter has acquired Dasient, a web and ad-scanning security company.California-based Dasient, which provides website and advertising anti-malware scanning technology through its Malware Analysis Platform, announced the acquisition in a blog post on Monday.

January 24, 2012 by

Bank theft goes truly mobile

Getting malware onto smartphones has until now involved a PC somewhere along the way, but that's about to change. Next-generation mobile malware is only months away, which will attack the device directly, leading to developments such as mobile botnets, according to Amil Klein, chief technology officer at Trusteer.

May 16, 2011

Windows 7 more malware-resistant than XP/Vista

If you're a Windows user that's holding onto your Vista or XP installation, then this recent security report from Microsoft might make you think about switching to Windows 7.

May 14, 2011

HTML5's WebGL is a security risk, says Context (Updated)

Context Information Security says it has uncovered "serious security flaws in the new WebGL technology that creates 3D graphics in a browser". The design flaws give "potentially malicious web pages low level access to graphics cards that could provide a ‘back door’ for hackers and compromise data stored on internet-connected machines".

May 9, 2011 by

Microsoft warns of Java exploit rise

There has been a rapid expansion in the amount of malware that attempts to exploit Java code, according to Microsoft.In the second quarter of 2010, Microsoft Malware Protection Center had detected under half a million exploits with its antimalware technology, from virtually zero a year before.

October 20, 2010 by

Beware of Vista Antivirus Pro 2010

Vista Antivirus Pro 2010 is the renamed version of XP antivirus Pro 2010 which is specially designed to attack on computers with Windows Vista platform. When this malware attacks on PC, we start seeing various pop-ups and alerts showing a message ‘your PC is infected and hackers try to attack the PC’.

April 4, 2010

How to Remove Windows Antivirus 7

Antivirus 7 is a dangerous anti-spyware program which belongs to the family of Antivir rogue malwares. In a way, this antivirus is a complementary malware for Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7, alike its past versions Pro XP Antivirus and Pro Vista Antivirus.

April 1, 2010

Ninemsn injected with malicious code: Websense

Security technology company Websense this week claimed that one of Australia's most highly trafficked websites, ninemsn, had been compromised by an outside party and injected with "malicious code", although the problem area has now been removed from the site.

February 16, 2010 by

Hits and misses of 2009

2009 was another great year for infocomm technology; there were plenty of new gadgets, operating systems and cloud-based services for business users. Here's how I'll remember 2009:Windows 7 arrived just in time to undo the problems caused by Windows Vista.

December 31, 2009 by

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