Security Watch - Page 109

Keeping Track of patches and hacks in the IT security world.

Coming in January: Month of Apple Bugs

December 19, 2006 5:12 PM
The hacker behind the MoKB (Month of Kernel Bugs) plans to take a big bite out of Apple Computer's insecurities.

MS Investigating Vista Zero-Day Exploit Sale

December 18, 2006 3:12 PM
Microsoft's security response team is trying to verify the accuracy of reports that underground hackers are selling zero-day exploits for Windows Vista.

ORDB.org Calls It Quits

December 18, 2006 3:12 PM
After five-and-a-half years of maintaining IP addresses of verified open SMTP relays, ORDB.org is calling it quits, citing irrelevance as the main reason.

IE 7 Code Execution Exploit; Yahoo IM Patch

December 15, 2006 9:12 AM
Links du jour: A sampling of useful security stories may have slipped through the cracks ...

PHP Security Guru Quits in Disgust

December 14, 2006 5:12 PM
German researcher Stefan Esser has quit the PHP Security Response Team in disgust, accusing the open-source group of hiding the slow response time to fixing vulnerabilities and, even worse, refusing to fix known flaws for months.

UCLA Confirms Massive Database Breach

December 12, 2006 1:12 PM
A "sophisticated computer hacker" has broken into a restricted UCLA campus database containing personal information about current and some former students, faculty, and staff, the university confirmed in an e-mail to those affected.

Where's the MS Word Zero-Day AV Protection?

December 07, 2006 10:12 AM
UPDATE: More than 48 hours after the confirmation of active exploits of a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word, anti-virus protection remains largely nonexistent -- even through Microsoft's own Windows Live OneCare security product.

Goatse Teaches Microsoft a Lesson

December 04, 2006 3:12 PM
UPDATE: Microsoft's official RSS blog was temporarily defaced today with a semi-edited image of Goatse, a well-known Internet shock meme.

Podcast: Immunity's Dave Aitel

December 04, 2006 12:12 PM
The OnSecurity podcast this week is an interview I did with hackmeister Dave Aitel of @stake/Immunity/DailyDave fame. We talk about Halvar Flake's claim that Windows Vista is the death knell for client-side vulnerabilities; new penetration testing tools and techniques; his unique take on the vulnerability disclosure debate; and Silica,

Apple Bug Dispute; How Google Handles Hacked Sites

December 04, 2006 11:12 AM
Links du jour: An assortment of security stories floating around blogland that you should be reading...

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