Hackers Exploit Widget Security Holes

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New attacks that exploit widgets and gadgets are imminent, according to the latest Web Security Trends Report from Finjan. Finjan's Malicious Code Research Centre has studied changing trends in attacks used by hackers to gain...

Oracle Update Plugs Security Holes

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Oracle issued 45 security fixes for its customers Tuesday as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update. The 45 patches plug security holes in Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Collaboration Suite, Oracle E-Business Suite...

Apple Patches More Holes

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Apple has updates out for security problems in WebCore (Mac OS X's HTML layout engine) and WebKit, the application framework that serves as an underpinning for many Mac applications. The issue concerning Apple's WebKit browser...

Cisco fixes wireless security holes

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Cisco has issued two sets of patches that address a number of security flaws in the software used to manage its wireless networking products. One fixes flaws in the Wireless Control System software used to...

Apple megapatch plugs 45 security holes

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The megapatch, also known as Mac OS X 10.4.9, is the seventh Apple security patch release in three months. It deals with vulnerabilities in Apple's own software, as well as third-party components such as Adobe...

Apple plugs eight QuickTime holes

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Apple has released a new version of its QuickTime software, partly to repair eight serious security vulnerabilities. Apple confirmed that the vulnerabilities make both Macs and Windows PCs susceptible to malicious files which, when opened...

Apple plugs Four Security Holes

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Apple has made four new security updates available on its website and the Software Update selection under the Apple menu on a Mac. The flaws in Mac OS X and iChat were identified by the...

Google Plugs Account Hijack Holes

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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,...

Kaspersky predicts Vista security holes

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Antivirus experts from Kaspersky Labs have predicted that 90 percent of current malware will run on Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows Vista. Although at the moment Vista appears to be more secure than previous Windows...

Apple Mega Patch Plugs 20 Mac OS X Holes

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Apple Computer late Tuesday released an update to fix a whopping 20 security flaws in its flagship Mac OS X and warned that the most serious bugs could lead to remote code execution attacks. Apple...

Mozilla Warns of Firefox Security Holes

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Several security vulnerabilities in Firefox and the Mozilla Suite of Internet software put users of the open-source products at risk of hacker attacks, the Mozilla Foundation is warning. The organization released Firefox 1.0.1, which fixes...

Real Plugs Media Player Holes

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Digital media delivery firm RealNetworks has issued a critical update to fix multiple security flaws in its media player software. The flaws, described by Secunia as "highly critical," could allow malicious hackers access...

Microsoft Patch Leaves Holes Open

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Microsoft's effort last week to fix a vulnerability in the Internet Explorer Web browser and end the latest series of Internet attacks doesn't address another closely related and dangerous vulnerability, according to a security specialist....

New IE Holes Defy Latest Patches

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Four new holes have been discovered in the Internet Explorer Web browser that could allow malicious hackers to run attack code on Windows systems, even if those systems have installed the latest software patches from...

Mac OS X riddled with security holes

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Apple has released a range of patches for security holes - both old and new - for its Mac OS X operating system, which it advises users to download immediately. The company is downplaying the...

OpenSSL shuts attack holes

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Two patches have been released for flaws in the open-source security program that permit denial-of-service attacks that could cripple the Internet. The group behind OpenSSL, a widely used open-source Web security program, released two patches...

Microsoft Browser Holes Lead to AIM, Dial-Up Attacks

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Security holes in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser have been exploited by hackers to hijack AOL instant messaging accounts and force unsuspecting Web surfers to run up massive phone bills, computer experts cautioned on Friday. Some...

Plugging The Holes In Windows

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In recent weeks, anyone running PCs or servers with Microsoft Windows has had to contend with the threat of rampaging worms that might invade their systems if they aren't careful. This week Microsoft revealed that...

Google patches holes in Toolbar

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A series of security holes in the Google Toolbar, an application offered by the popular search engine that adds easily accessible search features to Web browsers, could allow an attacker to read files, reroute searches...

Holes put Linux handheld at risk

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In an advisory posted Wednesday to a Syracuse University computer-science Web site, researchers said they had found vulnerabilities in Sharp's Zaurus SL-5500 and Zaurus SL-5000D handhelds. The flaws let attackers take control of the device's...

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