Security Bytes:

July, 2007


July 12, 2007  8:47 AM

Security updates galore from Cisco, McAfee and Apple

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Cisco, McAfee and Apple have added to the array of security patches Microsoft and Adobe released this week. Here's a roundup: Apple has...

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July 11, 2007  10:52 AM

Vulnerability auction site undermined by free exploits

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

It seems someone out there isn't too interested in seeing WabiSabiLabi's vulnerability auctions succeed. On Tuesday evening a member of the Milw0rm forums posted a proof-of-concept exploit for a Linux kernel flaw; WSLabi is trying to


July 11, 2007  10:22 AM

Haute Secure launch moves browser security front and center in fight against malware

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Forget the desktop; the browser is quickly becoming the next battleground in the fight against malware. Google's acquisition this week of Postini got more attention, but its May purchase of browser...

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July 11, 2007  6:36 AM

EMC, Cisco and Microsoft form security alliance

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

One of the more interesting press releases to catch my attention this morning is from Cisco, EMC and Microsoft. The IT giants have formed


July 11, 2007  6:17 AM

It’s Patch Tuesday for Adobe, too

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

While much of the IT world focused on Microsoft's July 2007 security update Tuesday, Adobe was busy releasing some fixes of its own. The first fix is for


July 10, 2007  9:12 AM

A zero-day for Internet Explorer or Firefox?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

Typically, Microsoft-based zero-day flaws are disclosed the day after Patch Tuesday. This month, however, claims are circulating about a new one on the very day of Microsoft's July patch release....


July 9, 2007  3:11 PM

Google’s security acquisition of Postini, what’s next?

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Google’s acquisition of email and messaging security vendor Postini is being seen as a sign that the search engine giant sees growth potential among enterprise customers,...


July 9, 2007  2:59 PM

Google is the new Microsoft in more ways than one

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

In case you missed the first couple of warning signs, Google's purchase of mail security provider Postini should erase any doubt you may have had that the company is serious about security. Even for a company with a market cap of nearly $170 billion, spending $625 million on an acquisition is no...


July 9, 2007  8:47 AM

Storm malware posing as fake security warnings

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

The Storm malware is using yet another trick in its endless push for world domination. Two weeks ago Storm passed itself off as a greeting card from family members to trick people into clicking on...


July 9, 2007  8:19 AM

The Robin Hoods of cyberspace?

Leigha Leigha Cardwell Profile: Leigha

It appears some online outlaws are giving some of what they steal to charity. But don't glorify them as the Robin Hoods of cyberspace. Yazan Gable of the Symantec...

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