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    This tip explains what improper error handling is, how it leads to a variety of application attacks, and what programmers can do to secure their Web applications. 

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    Security experts are worried by how fast Zotob was developed to exploit Microsoft Windows' Plug and Play flaw. A more damaging worm could be launched with equal speed. 

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    Learn how to protect your network from threats by controlling the URLs that enter and leave it. 

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    In Lesson 3 of Web Security School, Michael Cobb teaches you how to plan and implement Web directory structures and permissions, and manage secure Web development. Also, a primer on secure coding and data management, and procedures for combating Web ... 

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    In this excerpt from "Hacking Exposed, Fifth Edition: Network Security Secrets & Solutions," authors Stuart McClure, Joel Scambray and George Kurtz introduce MSRPC vulnerabilities and countermeasures. 

  • jolt

    On the Internet, jolt is a denial of service (DoS) attack caused by a very large ICMP packet that is fragmented in such a way that the targeted machine is unable to reassemble it for use. 

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    In this tip, Ed Skoudis, takes a look at five major assumptions that were rendered untrue myths from a bygone era and how to batten down the hatches for the coming year. 

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    A security hole could be exploited to launch malicious code. But there are fixes and a workaround. 

  • Infected ad banners exploit IE's IFRAME flaw

    Experts recommend IE users switch to another browser or disable Active Scripting to guard against infected ad banners exploiting the IFRAME vulnerability. 

  • 'Highly critical' flaw in RealPlayer, RealOne

    An attacker could use a buffer overflow vulnerability in RealPlayer and RealOne Player to launch malicious code, but a fix is available.