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  • Foxit Reader update stops PDF attack

    Foxit Software, the developer of a rival PDF viewer to Adobe's vulnerability-plagued Reader, released an update today that blocks some attacks with a "safe mode" that's switched on by default.

  • Adobe PDF unfixed flaw exploited by hackers

    Several security companies warned of a major malware campaign that tries to dupe users into opening rigged PDFs that exploit an unpatched design flaw in the format

  • Microsoft patches critical code library flaw

    Microsoft has wrapped up a months-long job of patching a critical bug it accidentally introduced in a crucial code "library," one of the researchers who uncovered the flaw said today.

  • The Internet is the new Wild West reports IBM consultant

    "The Internet has finally taken on the characteristics of the Wild West where no one is to be trusted," said Sukhdev Singh, senior security consultant and regional X-Force expert, IBM Internet security systems, IBM ASEAN.

  • Phishing attacks down in 2009

    Spam-based phishing attacks declined noticeably during the first half of the year according to IBM

  • ATM vendor threatens security firm over flaw

    A security researcher has been barred from making a presentation on security flaws in bank cash machines after an ATM vendore threatened legal action.

  • Adobe begins patching cycle with 13 critical fixes

    Adobe has begun its first regularly-scheduled security update, after issuing patches to fix at least 13 critical flaws with Acrobat and Reader.

  • Image spam makes a comeback

    Spammers have turned back the clock and are recycling a years-old tactic by planting their messages in images, according to a security researcher.

  • Vendor gets cold feet about revealing software flaw

    Researchers have pulled out of a presentation which was expected to reveal details of a major security vulnerability, citing concerns that hackers could exploit the flaw.

  • Experts bicker over Conficker numbers

    Security experts say that the Conficker worm has infected an awful lot of computers, making it the largest "botnet" of hacked computers on the planet. The thing they can't seem to agree on, however, is exactly how many people have been hit.

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