There are indications that the system crashes and the dreaded blue screen of death (BSoD) that many Microsoft Windows users reported suffering after installing this week’s batch of security updates may be caused at least in part by malware infestations… Read More »
Adobe Systems Inc. today released an updated version of its Flash Player software to fix two critical security holes in the ubiquitous Web browser plugin. Adobe also issued a security update for its Air software, a central component of several… Read More »
If you use Windows XP and haven’t yet updated your system with the ten or so security updates that Microsoft issued Tuesday, you might to hold off for a bit. Turns out, a non-trivial number of XP users are reporting that their systems suffer from the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) and fall into a reboot loop after installing the latest batch of patches from Redmond.
Microsoft today released a baker’s dozen of software updates to fix twice as many vulnerabilities in its various Windows operating systems and other software. Translation: If you use any supported version of Windows, it’s time once again to update your… Read More »
A metals supply company in Michigan is suing its bank for poor security practices after a successful phishing attack against an employee allowed thieves to steal more than $560,000 last year.
Criminals are spamming the Zeus banking Trojan in a convincing e-mail that spoofs the National Security Agency. Initial reports indicate that a large number of government and military systems may have been compromised by the attack.
Hackers broke into computer systems at a Masschusetts chapter of the United Way last week and attempted to make off with more than $150,000 of the charity’s money.
This past week, I was reminded of a conversation I had with an ethical hacker I met at the annual Defcon security conference in Las Vegas, who showed me what may have been (and still remains) the shortest and most elegant trick I’ve seen to crash Internet Explorer 6 Web browser. I was reminded because the guy who told me about it said it still worked, even though he alerted Microsoft to the flaw back in 2004.
According to Doten, the U.S. Secret Service estimates that annual losses from ATM fraud totaled about $1 billion in 2008, or about $350,000 each day. Card skimming, where the fraudster affixes a bogus card reader on top of the real reader, accounts for more than 80 percent of ATM fraud, Doten said.
When a computer virus infection at a business allows thieves to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the company’s commercial banking account, banks typically don’t reimburse the victim company. But the truth is, most banks make that decision on… Read More »