Vista Threats News, Articles and Updates
Microsoft expects to release four patches next week to address 22 vulnerabilities in Windows and Office, the company said Thursday.
An ongoing attack on Google users is sending victims to rogue AV software sites, according to researchers at eSoft's Threat Prevention Team.
With Microsoft's assistance, Facebook has made great strides in fighting Koobface, a worm that has been wreaking havoc on social networking sites since last May.
The top two threat families on Microsoft's detection and removal list this month are online game password stealers. These threats are now predominantly occurring in the United States -- a shift from last June when they mostly were detected in China.
Eliminating administrator rights -- the default setting on most Windows machines -- can stop the spread of malware, a new study has found.
After a December whopper, Microsoft plans to release one patch next week.
The newest Microsoft operating system and web browser, when used in conjunction, can stem the latest Internet Explorer exploit.
Microsoft has issued a new security advisory, warning about potential attacks against a newly uncovered vulnerability in Internet Explorer.
Security administrators may get a respite on Tuesday, with Microsoft planning to release only two patches, one deemed "critical."
The amount of malware is increasing, and vulnerabilities are more likely to be found in applications than operating systems, according to the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.
Public and private proof-of-concept code has emerged for the gaping Windows hole plugged by Microsoft on Thursday in an emergency update.
As it turns out, Microsoft's emergency fix plugs a previously unknown Windows vulnerability that was being exploited in limited attacks.
Microsoft on Thursday afternoon is scheduled to release a rare out-of-band patch, the company announced late Wednesday.
Microsoft on Tuesday pushed out 11 patches for 20 vulnerabilities.
Three security researchers in Germany have reportedly broken Microsoft's CardSpace, which was designed to beef up the security of users' personal information while browsing the internet.
Microsoft has refuted the claim by PC Tools that Windows 2000 is less susceptible to malware than Vista.
A vendor of anti-spyware and anti-virus software has released a report saying that Windows Vista, the latest version of Microsoft's latest operating system, is more susceptible to malware than the company's Windows 2000.
Microsoft is warning of a new vulnerability in Windows that could permit privilege escalation.
Microsoft on Thursday announced it will to push out eight fixes next week, including five for flaws graded critical, as part of its monthly patch cycle.
Microsoft said on Thursday that next week it will release four patches, all of them critical, with one apparently fixing a zero-day Excel vulnerability.
Time will tell if Microsoft's long-awaited release of the Vista service pack will spur widespread adoption of the operating system.
In the wake of a Princeton research team's surprising announcement of a simple method for stealing encrypted data from DRAM chips on PCs -- even after the unit's power has been shut off -- security experts told SCMagazineUS.com on Friday that the tools to thwart these thefts already are available.
Microsoft on Tuesday released 11 patches fixing 17 vulnerabilities - six of them "critical" - but failed to patch an exploited flaw in Microsoft Excel revealed last month.
After a brief hiatus, new variants have appeared in the wild of Trojan.Mebroot, a rogue rootkit discovered in December attacking the Windows Master Boot Record (MBR), Symantec has warned.
Microsoft on Tuesday plans to deliver 12 fixes - its largest patch rollout in a year - to address a number of vulnerabilities impacting its operating systems and related software.
Microsoft defended the security posture of its Vista operating system (OS) this week, claiming the platform has had a safer first year in terms of vulnerability management than any of its competitors.
A little-known cybersecurity intelligence organization is offering $20,000 to researchers who can provide exploitable vulnerabilities in Windows or a Windows Diffuse Application.
Microsoft pushed out two fixes to close three vulnerabilities on Patch Tuesday, including two "critical" server-side flaws that do not require any user interaction to be exploited.
Microsoft next week is expected to release one patch to correct "critical" security vulnerabilities.
Microsoft is investigating reports of a glitch in one of its December patches that unexpectedly shuts down Internet Explorer 6 (IE6).
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