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Security firms warn of biggest malware threat on Web Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Saturday, 23 May 2009 01:08

A malware that is spreading fast across the globe has been labeled by security firms as the biggest threat to Internet security this quarter.


The security firm SophosLabs said that based on its research, the malware JSRedir-R now accounts for 42% of all malicious infection found on website within the past week.

Microsoft fixes PowerPoint flaws Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 01:32
This month’s patches from Microsoft Corporation focused on the presentation software Microsoft Office PowerPoint which had been found to have fourteen security vulnerabilities.

One of the patches issued on Tuesday, May 13, posted on Microsoft Security Update page was a fix to a hole in MS Office PowerPoint 2000 Service Pack 3 that allows remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted PowerPoint file.

Microsoft has categorized this vulnerability as critical in which, according to the security bulletin, “an attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.”

Security experts disappointed over Windows 7 Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Thursday, 07 May 2009 20:22
With the newest Microsoft operating system Windows 7 now up for download, many customers are raring to see what advances are offered by this new product that has been bragged by developers as more user-friendly.

But security experts are not impressed by the new designs and templates incorporated in Windows 7 as they criticize Microsoft’s failure to address security issues seen in Windows 2000 and Vista.

US-CERT warns of Swine Flu emails Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 22:21

Cyber-criminals are presently taking advantage of the Swine Flu scare to trigger their phishing attacks, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said on Monday.

In its regular security advisory page, the US-CERT said that email scams are now circulating related to the Swine Flu, a deadly disease that has so far affected over 3,000 people in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

Terrorists attack New Zealand websites Print E-mail
Written by Rebecca Mints   
Thursday, 23 April 2009 00:20
Major corporate web sites in New Zealand have been the subject of terrorist attacks this week done ubiquitously through hacking the sites.

Large multinational corporations with major offices in New Zealand, such as Coca-cola, Xerox, and Microsoft, have reported that their site have been defaced with various images implying rebellion and terrorism. Political messages such as “Stop the war Israel!” also appeared whenever a user clicks on the hacked website.

Microsoft said the sites for MSN, Windows Live, Hotmail and MSDN was attacked but it is not clear if any user data has been compromised.

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