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Hackers hijack Windows Update's downloader

The Background Intelligent Transfer Service used by Microsoft Corporation's operating systems to deliver patches via Windows Update, is being used by hackers to sneak malware past firewalls, according to Symantec researchers. BITS, which debuted in... More...

Computer Routers face Hijack Risk

Researchers at the University of Indiana and Symantec are warning that about half of internet users with a home router are vulnerable to having the hardware hijacked. The researchers found that home router users are... More...

Google Plugs Account Hijack Holes

Had Google left the the cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability unpatched, hackers could have modified third-party Google documents and spreadsheets as well as had access to e-mail subjects and search history. According to Philipp Lenssen,... More...

RealPlayer Flaws Trigger PC Hijack Alert

Digital-media delivery company RealNetworks on Thursday rolled out patches for four high-risk vulnerabilities in its flagship RealPlayer software, warning that the flaws put millions of users at risk of PC hijack attacks. The Seattle, Wash.-based... More...

GTA to hijack GBA in October

After much rumour-mongering, Rockstar finally confirmed to us today that the GBA incarnation of epic crime fest Grand Theft Auto will release in Europe on October 22 - the same day as the PS2 launch... More...

'Critical' Windows Hijack Flaw Reported

Security researchers have discovered a serious boundary error vulnerability in multiple versions of Microsoft's Windows platform and warned that attackers could hijack systems via Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer (IE). Rodrigo Gutierrez, a... More...

IE bug allows full MSN Messenger hijack

The recent privacy stuff-up in Messenger "pales in comparison to what can be done if you use MSN Messenger through unpatched IE vulnerabilities," security researchers Tom Gilder and Thor Larholm have discovered. ... More...

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