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Microsoft acknowledged that employees with access to law enforcement request documents have been compromised in a phishing attack. The company would not confirm a culprit.
Hacktivists have been luring Uyghurs and their supporters on Mac OS X to open e-mails with documents exploiting the MS09-027 vulnerability in Microsoft Office, which installs a backdoor allowing remote access.
Emerging fake antivirus, phishing scams, and signature-based security vulnerabilities are some issues identified on the latest Microsoft operating system.
Facebook has teamed up with Google, Microsoft, and 11 other companies to fight phishing. Over the last 18 months, they have been developing standards to reduce deceptive e-mails.
A working group is pitching a system that will allow providers to authenticate emails better.
Phishers posing as computer security experts are targeting individuals and businesses to steal money and install malicious software on their computers.In a survey of 7,000 people, 15 percent across the UK, US, Ireland and Canada reported receiving a call from scammers, Microsoft said on Thursday.
In this podcast with Threatpost co-editor Dennis Fisher, I discuss the recent Outlook Web Access phishing attacks, the Microsoft/Adobe patchapalooza and the true extent of the botnet/malware epidemic. Listen here.
Microsoft is bringing out the big guns to combat instant message spam and phishing attacks done to users of its Live Messenger network.
The Microsoft report on the profitability of phishing and its associated economic constraints is reminiscent of another illegal enterprise: street-level drug dealing.Microsoft released a report stating that phishing is no where near as profitable as commonly believed.
Phishers make much less from their scams than analysts have estimated, according to research from the software maker
Do phishers actually make money, or is phishing an unprofitable business, scammers lose time and resources into? Taking the economic approach of generalizing how much money phishers make, a recently released study by Microsoft researchers Cormac Herley and Dinei Florencio (A Profitless Endeavor: Phishing as Tragedy of the Commons), states that phishing isn't as profitable as originally thought.
Sometime in August, Microsoft plans to release Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 8. Yesterday, I spoke with Austin Wilson, Director of Windows Client Product Management at Microsoft, about some of the security-related changes due in this milestone, and got a preview of the changes announced today. Here are some details about what you can expect IE8 to do to block phishing attacks and minimize the risk from ActiveX controls, among other changes.
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Every time I post Patent news here, I draw guffaws from those readers who don't seem to think there is a need for Patents. Yet other readers understand that quite often, Patent applications are a technology company's markers toward specific innovations.
Microsoft has issued an updated Internet Explorer (IE) 7 release that no longer requires Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) validation in order to download. The company has refreshed versions of IE 7 for Windows XP Service Pack (SP)2, Windows 64 client/server, and Windows Server 2003 SP1/SP2. It also posted an update to IE 7 for Windows XP that resolves a phishing-filter problem with the browser.
A Microsoft Patent application has just been published that goes into intricate detail about anti-phishing "predictive model" technology incorporated into Outlook and Outlook Express or providable to third-party providers.The app is entitled "Finding phishing sites.
If you (or someone you know) receives an e-mail about a zero-day exploit affecting Microsoft Outlook do not, under any circumstances, click on the links embedded in the message. It's a phishing scam folks. The Security Bulletin (MS07-0065) it points to doesn't exist. And just because it can never be said too often, I'll say it again here. Microsoft does not alert users to security issues via e-mail. Ever. That's what Windows Update is for.Details from Sophos are available here.
Vulnerability in Internet Explorer 7 error message could help cybercrooks obscure phishing scams.
New in my Outlook Express this morning: a warning from a bank I have never heard of that I really really need to update my account info- like right now.You too?
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