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Security Archives

Microsoft Patch Tuesday for October 2014

Oct 13 2014 06:28 AM | xper in Security

This month, Microsoft will be publishing nine updates across multiple products, including: Windows itself, Internet Explorer, Office, and the Microsoft Developer Tools (Visual Studio). Five of the nine patches are listed as fixing Remote Code Execution...

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Russian hackers publish nearly 5 million Gmail passwords

Sep 10 2014 02:20 PM | xper in Security

Nearly 5 million Gmail passwords were published on a Russian-language bitcoin security forum on Tuesday, according to a report from The Daily Dot. The publisher, known as “tvskit,” claimed 60 percent of the 4,930,000 leaked usernames and passwords are...

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Microsoft security could have been disrupted by email

Jun 19 2014 07:27 AM | xper in Security

Microsoft was forced to patch its malware detector this week after it discovered a bug that allowed attackers to disable the protection with an email attachment. Hackers could have created files designed to disrupt the malware scanner and sent them thr...

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eBay Hacked: eBay To Ask Users To Change Passwords

May 21 2014 09:48 AM | xper in Security

eBay Inc. said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its netwo...

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Google Chrome Experimenting With Safer URLs for Users

May 07 2014 06:02 AM | xper in Security

The latest beta version of the Google Chrome Web browser includes potential URL protection that could make it harder for phishing schemes to take advantage of users. The Google Chrome team is experimenting with improved URLs that could provide better p...

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The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

Apr 10 2014 05:06 AM | xper in Security

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook...

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Microsft Issues Fix for Internet Explorer 9 and 10 Vulnerability

Feb 21 2014 09:51 AM | xper in Security

Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 10. Only Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10 are affected by this vulnerability. Other supported versions of Internet Explorer are not...

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Microsoft warns of zero-day attack, graphics vulnerability exploited through Word

Nov 06 2013 02:50 PM | xper in Security

Do you still have images enabled in Outlook? If so, then right now is a great time to disable pictures since there's a new Microsoft zero-day vulnerability. The newest exploit combines multiple techniques to bypass DEP [data execution prevention] and A...

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PayPal users fall victim to phishing attack

Oct 01 2013 01:14 AM | xper in Security

PayPal customers have fallen victim to a phishing scam that has emanated from Hungary and is one of the more genuine looking phishing attempts in recent times.   The phishing email makes the erroneous claim that the recipient has sent a payment of...

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Brute-force malware targets email and FTP servers

Sep 30 2013 02:46 PM | xper in Security

A piece of malware designed to launch brute-force password guessing attacks against websites built with popular content management systems like WordPress and Joomla has started being used to also attack email and FTP servers.   The malware is know...

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