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August, 2010

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August 30, 2010  1:15 PM

Microsoft SDL documentation goes open source

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Materials outlining Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle will be transferred to a Creative Commons license. SDL tools and templates remain under an exclusive Microsoft license. Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle is officially going open source. The software...

August 16, 2010  2:51 PM

Malicious widget infects Network Solutions hosted websites

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Millions of websites were compromised by an embedded widget that enabled attackers to set up drive-by attacks against users. Millions of websites hosted by Network Solutions had been serving up malware after hackers compromised a blog run by the hosting provider and infected a...


August 11, 2010  1:46 PM

Adobe Flash update fixes flaw that enables clickjacking attacks

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Adobe repaired six memory corruption vulnerabilities in Flash Player that could enable an attacker to execute code remotely on a victim’s computer. Adobe Systems Inc. plugged six vulnerabilities in Flash Player and issued updates to its ColdFusion and Adobe Flash Media...


August 9, 2010  6:28 PM

New Windows vulnerability reported

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

New flaw is a moderate risk and targets the Windows Kernel. Security researchers reported a new Windows vulnerability that could allow attackers to gain elevated privileges on vulnerable machines. Security research firm VUPEN Security said it confirmed the vulnerability on...


August 4, 2010  5:11 PM

St. Bernard Software acquires Red Condor

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

St. Bernard CEO says acquisition positions vendor for accelerated growth. Web security provider St. Bernard Software said Wednesday that it acquired managed email security supplier Red Condor. San Diego, Calif.-based St. Bernard targets small and midsize businesses with Web...


August 4, 2010  4:25 PM

iPhone jailbreaking exploit sparks mobile security concerns

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

Jailbroken phones are more prone to security threats, researchers say. The emergence of an exploit used by a website for iPhone "jailbreaking" prompted security researchers to issue warnings about smartphone security. The website,  Jailbreakme.com, allows iPhone and iPad...


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