Security Bytes:

July, 2007


July 19, 2007  2:41 PM

Microsoft’s Toulouse to trek

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Stephen Toulouse is on his way out of the Microsoft Security Response Center for the less-stressful pixelated pastures of the company's entertainment unit, and that's bad news for customers. Toulouse has been the public face of the MSRC...

July 19, 2007  7:31 AM

Oracle acquires anti-ID theft software vendor

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Oracle is the latest company on a growing list of IT infrastructure vendors trying to use acquisitions to improve security.

Oracle said it would acquire...


July 18, 2007  10:55 PM

Introducing Security Wire Weekly blog

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

SearchSecurity officially launched the Security Wire Weekly blog today. The blog hosts our Security Wire Weekly podcasts, which have been in production for nearly two years. Soon we'll be...


July 17, 2007  10:42 AM

Google developing XSS fuzzing tool called Lemon

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The folks at Google apparently aren't much for summer vacations. The company's security team has been at work on a automated tool for finding cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in Web applications.


July 17, 2007  7:50 AM

GpCode ransomware returns with new demand

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Some of you might remember GpCode, a Trojan horse that taunted users last summer by encrypting files and demanding that victims pay a ransom to get back their file access (see Blackmailing malware...

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July 17, 2007  7:36 AM

Researcher boasts of Mac worm

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Here's more evidence that the digital underground is increasingly interested in targeting Apple's Mac OS X, which many consider the more secure alternative to Microsoft Windows: An unnamed researcher...


July 16, 2007  8:30 AM

JRE flaw: How bad is it?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

I've seen several reports since Friday regarding the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) flaws Sun Microsystems recently patched. In one report, security expert Chris Gatford from penetration testing vendor Pure Hacking said...


July 13, 2007  10:50 AM

Oracle database security bloopers

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

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July 13, 2007  4:49 AM

Bloggers fixate on Google security moves

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Bill BrennerIt was only a few weeks ago that I wrote about the buzz over


July 12, 2007  1:57 PM

Exploiting online games for fun and profit

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Online games have become a huge business in the last couple of years, complete with their own economies, currencies and, now, criminals. Like any other endeavor in which there's money changing hands, games such as World of Warcraft, Everquest and other massively multiplayer online role-playing...


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