A newly announced flaw in Internet Explorer 7 makes it much easier for hackers to circumvent the phishing filters.
Sourcefire, the company behind the free network intrusion detection software Snort, has confirmed a vulnerability in the Snort DCE/RPC preprocessor, which enables an attacker to remotely run programs.
Windows Defender, Microsoft's built-in anti-spyware application in Windows Vista, has failed another security test.
Google has patched a vulnerability in its Google Desktop Search.
Terrorists better put on their makeup because European researchers are developing small cameras to be mounted in the backs of airline seats.
Valentines' Day isn't all about hugs and kisses and some hackers are taking advantage of the day by sending virus and rootkit-laden emails masquerading as love letters.
Microsoft's monthly security update for February has gone live. Though it marks the first update since the consumer release of Windows Vista, none of the 20 fixes are for the new operating system.
Engagement rings, roses and chocolates are often associated with Valentines Day, but computer users will also be receiving viruses and email spam.
A Department of Justice audit has found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation loses approximately three laptops per month.
While Google continues to give somewhat fuzzy timelines about when it will rollout video piracy prevention mechanisms for YouTube, News Corp's Myspace today announced that it is going to make available to content owners a tool that would help the social networking site automatically weed out videos that have been posted without the media company's consent.
In a blog posting at Microsoft's Technet site, Microsoft security program manager Christopher Budd announced details about February's monthly security update, which will be available to Windows users on February 13.
A pair of new flaws in Mozilla's Firefox browser have found ways around the security infrastructure to fool the system and open up user PCs to potential attacks, according to a report published this week by SecuriTeam.
Skype and Symantec have partnered up to offer Norton Internet Security and other security products. The products have been "Skype Certified" and will be available through Skype's website at a "special promotion" price.
The number of phishing attacks has exceeded the number of virus threats for the first time in January, according to a report released today.
The growth of botnets has prompted several voices to claim that the war against this threat already has been lost. However, security software developer CA says the war "is far from over." It can be won, we were told, but Internet users will have to learn websmarts and be cautious about a false sense of security that is created by antivirus software - and Windows Vista.
Microsoft has patched a botched Excel security patch that was issued earlier this month. The flawed patch was supposed to fix five critical Excel flaws, but instead made documents inaccessible for some Excel 2000 users.
TJX, the owner of popular discount clothing chains like T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, has had their credit and debit card systems hacked. In an announcement, the company said the intrusion was discovered in mid-December 2006 and that it affects its T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and A.J. Wright stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United Kingdom.
A fast spreading Internet Worm has taken advantage of email users' concern about the recent deadly storm in Europe. The "Storm Worm" has the subject line "230 dead as storm batters Europe" and contains a 30kb attachment that creates a backdoor for further attacks.
Oracle, the huge database company based in Redwood Shores California, has released 51 security fixes for its database products. The fixes come as part of a 'Critical Patch Update' that happens quarterly.
A new RFID tag has been designed and its inventors claim it could improve airport security by tracking passengers as they mingle in the departure lounge.