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Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
According to the most recently released comparative review by av-comparatives.org, Opera leads competing browsers in anti-phishing protection. Should you make the switch? Not so fast!
Emerging fake antivirus, phishing scams, and signature-based security vulnerabilities are some issues identified on the latest Microsoft operating system.
A new round of emails tries to dupe unsuspecting users to "update" to Windows 8 for free.
Following U.K. News of the World scandal, IT security vendors say phone hacking on the rise and illustrate different methods hackers intercept victims' phone conversations.
SonicWALL Anti-Spam Desktop delivers client-based anti-spam, anti-phishing protection for Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail...
Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Jason Perlow: The bell tolls for your magnetic mediaRobin Harris: Long-term personal data storageAdrian Kingsley-Hughes: First reactions to Windows 7Windows 7 beta performance: How it compares to Vista, XPJason Perlow: Windows 7?
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.
Notable headlines:Dancho Danchev: HSBC sites vulnerable to XSS flaws, could aid phishing attacksTechRepublic: Most report their IT career has been better than they expectedMary Jo Foley: J Allard gets a new jobMystery explained: Why you have to reboot Windows so often Would Microsoft ever split itself up?
At the RSA Conference, Microsoft has warned that hackers are finding new targets for malware and internal comms are key to companies' security
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.
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.
Fake patches, rogue invoices make the rounds as spammers keep trying to fool people into installing Trojans on their PCs.
Fake Windows security patches and rogue iPod invoices have been making the rounds this week as spammers continue trying to fool people into installing Trojans on their PC.Internet threat monitoring firm Websense issued an advisory on Wednesday about a fake e-mail that encourages recipients to install a patch to fix a Windows vulnerability described in Microsoft security bulletin MS05-039.
CNET News.com's Joris Evers and CNET's Robert Vamosi discuss Windows pests coming to Macs, the endless stream of IE flaws, McAfee's purchase of SiteAdvisor, why phishing works and Microsoft's upcoming Patch Tuesday.
British parliament "attacked" using WMF exploit
In an evolution of the phishing phenomenon, cyber-criminals are using the recently patched Windows WMF vulnerability to hook victims without needing the user to visit a bogus Web site.Around two years ago phishing attacks generally consisted of a badly worded e-mail that contained a link to an obviously fake Web site.
Software giant will also give New York state some of the US$7 million culled from the company's settlement with Scott Richter.
Microsoft says it's investigating a flaw in Internet Explorer that exposes even users of its most-protected Windows, SP2, to phishing attacks.
Microsoft chairman and chief software architect, Bill Gates, detailed his vision and addressed some of the key threats facing the software heavyweight in a briefing with journalists on Monday, followed by a carefully-managed photo-opportunity/digital divide funding launch with Prime Minister John Howard. His appearance followed a series of summits earlier this month designed to boost user awareness of security issues.
This week Robin Bloor and his team provide us with their take on spamming on mobiles, scam ID theft emails and Microsoft's push to be at the heart of your home...