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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in September 2009
Internet Has Never Been More Dangerous, Report Says
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
The Anti-Phishing Working Group reports record levels of fake antivirus software and other malware.
Microsoft Bing Ads Warn About Scams
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
As part of its ongoing security push, Microsoft is teaming up with the government and Western Union to run search ads to educate users about potential online fraud.
Conficker Showdown: No End In Sight
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Reinfected machines likely part of the 5.5 to 6 million-strong Conficker headcount
Microsoft Rolls Out Free AV
Quick Hits  |  9/29/2009  | 
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) changes AV market landscape
Microsoft Offers Free Security Essentials
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
New antivirus service could pose threat to paid entrants in the multibillion dollar PC security industry.
Metasploit Adds Exploit For Unpatched Windows SMBv2 Bug
Commentary  |  9/28/2009  | 
The upcoming stable release of Metasploit Framework version 3.3 is brimming with awesome new features that will make a lot of penetration testers happy. New features include the ability to take screenshots of exploited systems, while others add raw power, like being able to exploit the unpatched SMBv2 vulnerability in Windows Vista and Server 2008.
Is Mac Security Software Necessary?
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
Verizon is offering security software to its Internet service customers who use Macs. But is that something Mac users really need?
Wolfe's Den Podcast: Trend Micro Takes Security To The Cloud
Commentary  |  9/27/2009  | 
Eva Chen, CEO and co-founder of Trend Micro, talks about what cloud-computing users should do to secure their data and how her company is itself using the cloud to protect against the explosion of malware.
Microsoft Posts Fix For SMB Vulnerability
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
A fix is available for the vulnerability in Microsoft's Sever Message Block software.
Google Urges Cooperation Against Bad Ads, Malware
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
A malicious ad surfaced in Google search results just as Google called for a more concerted industry effort against such scams.
Trend Micro Gets Top Spot In New Anti-Malware Test
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
But even the best-performing product blocked only 70 percent of malware, NSS says
Microsoft Ups The Ante In Fight Against Rogue Antivirus
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
As prevalence of rogue antivirus attacks intensify, Microsoft takes legal action against 'malvertisers'
Microsoft Files Five Lawsuits To Halt Malicious Advertising
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
In an effort to protect Windows users, Microsoft is suing unidentified scammers for distributing malware through online ads.
Consumers Accept Device Fingerprinting, Study Finds
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
To fight online fraud, consumers are warming to the idea of technology that identifies the device they're using.
Antivirus Rarely Catches Zbot Zeus Trojan
Quick Hits  |  9/16/2009  | 
New research reveals the No. 1 financial Trojan is difficult to detect
IW500: Security Threats Pose New Challenges
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
New technologies such as cloud computing make security a challenge for enterprises, according to panelists at the InformationWeek 500 Conference.
DNS Cloud Security Services Arrive
News  |  9/14/2009  | 
OpenDNS offers new subscription-based secure DNS service; other vendors' DNS services to follow
Popular News Topics Become Malware Bait
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
Curiosity about current events is being leveraged to spread malware.
Google Groups Used To Direct Trojan Malware
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
Malicious software has been found looking to Google Groups for instructions on how to behave badly.
Majority Of Users Have Considered Tossing Signature-Based Products, Study Says
Quick Hits  |  9/9/2009  | 
In survey, only 20 percent of security pros say they are confident in their blacklisting-based tools
Microsoft Fixes Eight Flaws, But Three Remain Open
News  |  9/8/2009  | 
The September patch set from Microsoft has fallen a bit short, leaving three zero-day vulnerabilities open to be exploited
Microsoft Expands IIS Vulnerability Warning
News  |  9/4/2009  | 
Following up on a Security Advisory published earlier this week, Microsoft has added IIS 7.0 to the list of vulnerable configurations
Apple's Snow Leopard Downgrades Flash Security
News  |  9/3/2009  | 
Users of Apple's Snow Leopard Mac OS X operating system upgrade are being advised to install, or reinstall, the latest version of Adobe's Flash player.
SQL Vulnerability Leaves Passwords In The Clear, Researchers Say
News  |  9/2/2009  | 
With no patch forthcoming from Microsoft, Sentrigo launches workaround for flaw


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