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  • Adobe fixes critical Macromedia flaws

    Flash, Shockwave and other multimedia products could leave systems vulnerable to attack via a malicious Shockwave Flash object file. The vendor recommends users update immediately. 

  • Security Wire Weekly: Sourcefire update, new Symantec report, bruised Apple and infosec pros unstain

    This week's podcast features Forrester's Paul Stamp on Check Point's beleaguered Sourcefire acquisition, plus details on a new Symantec report, Apple's latest black eye and why BlackBerry never squeezed security pros. Listen on your PC or download to... 

  • Attacks driven by love of money

    Symantec's latest threat report shows digital desperadoes are exploiting Web application flaws and using "modular" malcode to launch lucrative attacks. 

  • Security Wire Weekly audio downloads

    Get the week's top information security news while you're commuting to work or at the gym -- whenever it's convenient to you! Listen to our Security Wire Weekly audio downloads by SearchSecurity's award-winning news team and stay in the know. 

  • Microsoft warns of fresh IE, Windows flaws

    Attackers could exploit an Internet Explorer flaw to launch malicious code. Meanwhile, a Windows glitch could allow elevated system privileges. 

  • Exploit code targets Windows help system

    Attackers could take advantage of a flaw in Microsoft HTML Help Workshop to cause a buffer overflow or launch malicious code. Exploit code is in the wild. 

  • Mozilla issues Firefox mega-fix

    The digital underground could exploit as many as seven flaws to bypass security restrictions, compromise sensitive data and launch cross-site scripting attacks. 

  • IM threats grow, response lags

    Reports from IMlogic and Akonix show that IM threats are growing while IT shops are behind in their preparedness. In fact, many firms are still totally unaware of just how much danger actually exists. 

  • Symantec fixes Sygate Management Server flaw

    The AV giant says attackers could exploit a security hole in its Sygate Management Server to gain remote, unauthorized access and potentially launch attacks. 

  • Researcher: Oracle failed to patch critical flaw

    Attackers could exploit a critical flaw in the Oracle PLSQL Gateway, a researcher warns, saying users have been vulnerable for months, but Oracle sees it differently.