Real Networks Inc. has released a new version of RealPlayer that fixes at least seven critical vulnerabilities that could be used to compromise host systems remotely if left unpatched. I’ve never hidden my distaste for this program, mainly due to… Read More »
Many of the most widely used third-party software applications for Microsoft Windows do not take advantage of two major lines of defense built into the operating system that can help block attacks from hackers and viruses, according to research released today.
Securing your computer isn’t just about making sure the doors and windows into your system are latched and patched: Sometimes, it makes more sense to simply brick up some of these entryways altogether — by getting rid of programs you… Read More »
January promises to be a busy month for Web server and database administrators alike: A security research firm in Russia says it plans to release information about a slew of vulnerabilities in widely-used commercial software products.