Users can chalk up a critical vulnerability -- now patched -- in Windows Vista, a Microsoft security manager said Wednesday. Though if people want to get picky, the fix for the company's malware scanning engine isn't really for a flaw in the operating system's core code. And therein lies a debate.
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Sun Microsystems Tuesday patched a critical bug that could let attackers snatch control of Solaris 10 systems by sending simple commands to the Telnet daemon.
Microsoft wants everyone to focus on Vista and forget about whatever may come down the operating system pike.
A hacker arrested only days ago will be allowed to release a fix for the worm that he helped write, China's state media reported Wednesday.
Microsoft Tuesday unveiled a dozen security updates that patched 20 vulnerabilities, including one found in every security product of its consumer and enterprise lines, including software either bundled with or able to run on the new Windows Vista operating system.
The Trojan horse that pumped up spam volumes in January is at it again, researchers said today, and is now spreading over instant messaging and engaging in attacks on rival malware.
The number of security attacks reported by mobile phone operators in 2006 jumped fivefold over the year before, a McAfee study reported Monday.
A major flaw in Solaris 10 and 11's telnet application can be easily exploited, security researchers said today. Exploit code, meanwhile, has already been publicly posted.
In an about-face, Microsoft Thursday said it will keep the Hotmail name for its Web-based e-mail service, even though it has touted a new moniker, Windows Live Mail, for months.
Mozilla will relaunch its popular Firefox add-on site this week by culling the several thousand extensions listed for its open-source browser to just a couple of hundred.
Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman Thursday rejected in no uncertain terms Apple CEO Steve Jobs' suggestion last week that the major music label companies should abandon digital tunes copy protection.
Mozilla Tuesday released the second alpha version of what will become its Firefox 3.0 Web browser. The release is the latest milestone in a plan to put the open-source browser in users' hands during the second half of the year.
The antivirus scanning engine used in virtually every Trend Micro product is plagued by a critical flaw that can be used by attackers to take down or hijack PCs, several security organizations said today. A patch has been issued by Trend Micro to plug the hole.
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The plane was going down. I was sure of it. As the 737 made its approach to storm-lashed San Francisco, a brutal gust of wind lifted one wing and yanked down the other. Luggage lurched in the overhead compartment while passengers gripped their handrests. Even the off-duty airline pilot next to me grew wild-eyed. And all I could think was, What moron booked this flight?