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April, 2010

April 21, 2010  10:18 PM

Faulty McAfee update hits Windows XP machines

Marcia Savage Marcia Savage Profile: Marcia Savage

A flawed McAfee antivirus update caused Windows XP computers to lose network access and continuously reboot Wednesday. The faulty update caused widespread problems for organizations across the country, including law...

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April 14, 2010  1:48 PM suffers attack, warns of password breach

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

Software foundation warns users to change passwords as targeted cross-site scripting, brute force attacks penetrate Apache servers. The Apache Software Foundation warned Tuesday that its infrastructure hosting issue-tracking software suffered a direct, targeted attack putting...

April 8, 2010  12:18 PM

Latest Koobface Facebook campaign attracts users with erotic encounters

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

There are no hidden cameras behind that link, only a malicious website, researchers at ESET say. Researchers at security vendor ESET LLC have discovered a quickly spreading Koobface Facebook campaign that is tripping up users with the allure of “erotic...

April 7, 2010  1:03 PM

New Trojan masquerades as Adobe update

Robert Westervelt Robert Westervelt Profile: Robert Westervelt

If victims are tricked, the Trojan downloads other malicious files designed to enable attackers to remotely steal data. TrendLabs engineers have discovered a new trick that uses a phony Adobe update to install a Trojan on victim’s machines. An unsuspecting victim can fall...

April 2, 2010  10:00 AM

Face-off video: Thompson and Shostack on social networking, data privacy

Eric Parizo Eric Parizo Profile: Eric Parizo

In case you missed it on the home page this week, please check out the first in our latest series of face-off videos, featuring security industry luminaries Hugh Thompson, founder of People Security, and Adam Shostack, author of...

April 1, 2010  1:41 PM

Most short links on Twitter safe, researcher finds


Less than 1% of shortened URLS on Twitter are malicious. Security researchers at Zscaler Inc. scanned 1.3 million shortened URLs posted on Twitter, and discovered that less than 1% (773) of those links led to malicious pages. The security firm’s analysis was conducted...

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