News Focus: Vista at Black Hat

Microsoft turns off its sales pitch, puts on its technical hat and impresses the hackers at Black Hat.
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Hackers and security experts head for Las Vegas once again for the Black Hat Briefings, to probe tech security and see what shakes out. This year should see a departure from the usual bug hunting and break-ins: Microsoft has reserved a slot to outline the defenses, rather than the weaknesses, in Vista's code.

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New passports and ID cards with RFID are surprisingly easy to clone, researchers at Black Hat and Defcon say
August 5, 2006

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Researcher bypasses a security mechanism designed to prevent some driver software from running in the Windows update.
August 4, 2006

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Software giant impresses the Black Hat crowd by stressing its commitment to Vista security--and asking for help.
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August 3, 2006

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Popular RSS and Atom feeds could carry malicious JavaScript code that would compromise a PC, an expert warned.
August 4, 2006

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Video: Breaking into a MacBook
August 4, 2006

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Programs are meant to boost security, but attackers can also use them to disconnect calls or reassign extensions.
August 2, 2006

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At Black Hat security confab, FBI official says the agency needs help from the security world to fight cybercrime.
August 2, 2006

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The annual hacker event usually focuses on breaking into systems. This year, a series of Microsoft-themed sessions takes a different tack.
August 1, 2006
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