News tagged ‘online security’
Thursday, 14 Feb 2013
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
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
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 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 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
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
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.
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
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.
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.