Attacks exploiting RealPlayer zero-day in progress

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Symantec Corporation has issued an alert that rated a threat with its highest possible score after finding attackers exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in RealPlayer that infects Windows machines running Internet Explorer. An ActiveX control installed...

New Zero-Day Bugs Crop up in IE, Firefox

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A noted security researcher Monday disclosed four new zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Corp. and Mozilla Corp.'s browsers, including a critical flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) and a "major" bug in Firefox. Michael Zalewski, who regularly...

Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Discovered

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Microsoft's security response team has launched an investigation into reports of a zero-day attack against a previously unknown vulnerability affecting its ever-present Microsoft Word program. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker said it's aware of "very...

Symantec Unveils SONAR to Find Zero-Day Attacks

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The Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response (SONAR) is a new security software that will analyze the behaviour of programs running on the computer and decide whether they are malicious. Although other software applications offer...

Hackers Selling Vista Zero-Day Exploit

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Underground hackers are hawking zero-day exploits for Microsoft's new Windows Vista operating system at $50,000 a pop, according to computer security researchers at Trend Micro. The Windows Vista exploit—which has not been independently verified—was just...

MS investigates Word zero-day

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Microsoft has issued a Security Advisory that warns of exploits for a previously unknown (zero day) hole in various versions of Microsoft Word. According to an e-mail statement from the company's public...

Hackers claim zero-day flaw in Firefox

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Thanks franzon who posted this article in Back Page News. The open-source Firefox Web browser is critically flawed in the way it handles JavaScript, two hackers said Saturday afternoon. An attacker could commandeer a computer...

Zero-day attacks continue to hit Microsoft

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Microsoft issued a rare, out-of-cycle Windows patch on Tuesday that fixed one flaw, but attacks through other known, yet-to-be-plugged holes continue. Microsoft on Wednesday warned of "limited zero-day attacks" that exploit a new flaw in...

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