News tagged ‘online security’

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Replace Passwords

FIDO Alliance Officially Launched with Aim to Replace Passwords

The FIDO (Fast Identity Online) Alliance has been officially launched with the aim to establish an open standard for online authentication in order to create a seamless and stronger system for users. Its pioneering members include major corporations like Lenovo and PayPal.

Monday, 21 Jan 2013

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Infallible

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Infallible

Just last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012

Security Firm Uncovers Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Security Firm Uncovers Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Researchers at Vupen Security (a private security firm that is based in France) claimed that they have discovered multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10. These security flaws may potentially allow cybercriminals to gain control of a Windows 8 machine remotely.

Friday, 7 Sep 2012

IE10 Users on Windows 8 Probably Susceptible to IE's Embedded Flash Security Flaws

IE10 Users on Windows 8 Probably Susceptible to IE's Embedded Flash Security Flaws

IE10 users in Windows 8 may be at risk due security vulnerabilities in the browser's embedded Flash player. Microsoft has not released software patches for these security flaws as the company has yet to officially launch its Windows 8 operating system.

Monday, 13 Feb 2012

Microsoft Store India Reportedly Hacked, Users Credentials Compromised

Microsoft Store India Reportedly Hacked, Users Credentials Compromised

Microsoft Store India has been reportedly hacked by the Chinese Evil Shadow Team and they have released the usernames and passwords obtained from the breach of the online store.

Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011

Microsoft Releases Duqu Workaround, Keeps Mum on Patch Release Timeline

Microsoft Releases Duqu Workaround, Keeps Mum on Patch Release Timeline

A temporary fix has been released by Microsoft for the Duqu Trojan, however, the company didn't comment on the timeline for the release of its official patch for this vulnerability.

Thursday, 3 Nov 2011

Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows Exploited by Duqu Trojan

Zero-Day Vulnerability in Windows Exploited by Duqu Trojan

Symantec has issued a warning of Duqu virus infection via compromised Microsoft Word email attachments from which the Duqu installer executes itself by exploiting a Windows kernel vulnerability.

DevilRobbber Steals from Unsuspecting Users in Every Sense of the Word

DevilRobbber Steals from Unsuspecting Users in Every Sense of the Word

A Mac OS X Trojan, DevilRobber steals your digital currency as well as your private information. It consumes your GPU's computing time for its own nefarious purpose too.

Friday, 28 Oct 2011

Symantec Announces October 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report

Symantec Announces October 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report

Be careful of which link you click as spammers may be targeting you. Read about the dangers of shortened URL links and other security threats from the latest Symantec Intelligence Report.

Hackers Port Linux Backdoor Trojan to Target Mac OS X

Hackers Port Linux Backdoor Trojan to Target Mac OS X

A newly discovered backdoor Trojan named Tsunami threatens to hit poorly protected Mac computers and turn them into IRC-controlled bots for planned DDoS attacks.

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