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Adobe to release software patch next week Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Monday, 02 March 2009 23:40

An advisory from software vendor Adobe is still cautioning its patrons about unpatched vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader even as it said a software patch to resolve all issues will be released next week.

The flaw on Acrobat and Reader have allowed attackers to trick its users into clicking malicious files and visiting web pages, hence opening doors for malware. Known as clickjacking, the attack prompted Adobe to issue a series of updates for Acrobat and Reader although a complete patch has not been released.

Nifty hacker details attacks on anti-virus websites Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Sunday, 01 March 2009 19:59

A versatile hacker calling himself Methodman is becoming increasingly the nemesis of many anti-virus vendors for his sleek antiques, including spreading vulnerabilities using HTTPS that has so far infected ESET, Kaspersky and Avira.

His latest assault is on ESET, developer of the popular NOD32 anti-virus solution. Users of this utility will receive arbitrary alerts and be enticed to browse on legitimate looking websites as well as click on malicious files.

Delay in Excel patch emboldens Virus authors Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Thursday, 26 February 2009 06:58

Microsoft has revealed on Tuesday that various versions of Excel are vulnerable to an attack and that it has not come up with a veritable fix.

By Wednesday, Virus authors are already feasting on this gaping hole in Excel and easily inserted a Trojan through a maliciously constructed spreadsheet file, McAfee reported in its regular updates.

Ubuntu 8.10 vulnerable to DoS attack Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Tuesday, 24 February 2009 19:41

Ubuntu V8.10 vulnerable to DoS attack

Developers of the Linux-based operating system Ubuntu have recently released its 8.10 desktop version which features upgrades like 3G network support and a “quick guest session”. But a security expert has discovered that Ubuntu Version 8.10 is vulnerable to a DoS attack.

Botnet attack spreads across continents Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Monday, 23 February 2009 23:10

Botnet attack spreads across continents

The criminal botnet gang strikes again, this time with the use of a powerful worm called DOWNAD.A that is now wreaking havoc across continents, security experts disclosed.

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