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Apple misses mark on DNS patch

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Security researchers are claiming that Apple has failed to fully patch the high profile DNS cache poisoning error. The company issued the patch last week as part of a larger security update. The so-called Kaminsky...

BBC Exposes Serious Facebook Privacy Flaw

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The BBC's technology programme Click has exposed a security flaw in the social networking site Facebook which could compromise privacy. Using a simple malicious application could open up yourself and your friends (who do not...

Mozilla ups unpatched Firefox flaw to 'high severity'

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Mozilla has given a proof of concept Firefox vulnerability a "high severity" rating because an attacker can collect session information such as cookies and history, according to Mozilla security chief Window Snyder. Snyder said the...

Microsoft warns of web proxy flaw

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Microsoft has reported a flaw in the way Windows and Internet Explorer handle web proxy auto discover (WPAD) connections. WPAD servers are used to deliver connecting computers with web proxy information. Microsoft said that the...

Linux Kernel Random Number Generator flaw

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According to security researchers, the Linux kernel is prone to a local vulnerability that may result in a DoS or privilege escalation, possibly allowing the attackers to run arbitrary code on the target system. This...

Attackers target Windows DRM flaw

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Microsoft has warned that attackers are actively targeting a security vulnerability in the SafeDisc DRM technology that ships as part of Windows. The problem affects the 'secdrv.sys' file, a component of the SafeDisc copy encryption...

Attackers take aim at IE7 flaw

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Microsoft is warning users to avoid suspicious websites and emails after attacks were reported on an unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer 7. The company would not provide exact figures, but said that a "limited number...

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