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  • Spyware, application attacks to be biggest 2006 threats

    Security experts say virus writers will turn their attention to spyware in the year ahead, victimizing many still-unsuspecting users. Application-specific attacks, phishing and data exposures will also plague security pros. 

  • Security updates fix Macromedia flaws

    Attackers could exploit vulnerabilities to bypass security controls, gain administrative privileges and cause a denial-of-service. But fixes are available. 

  • Flaws reported in Trend Micro ServerProtect

    Storage and security managers should be wary of vulnerabilities in the AV product that could enable a denial-of-service and malicious code execution. Workarounds are available. 

  • Roundup: 2005's 'curious malicious code'

    These viruses, worms and Trojans sometimes escaped our notice. But it didn't get past one antivirus vendor, who rounded up some of the year's stranger offerings from the underground. 

  • Microsoft issues critical fix for IE

    In addition to the long-awaited browser fix, the software giant also addressed an "important" Windows kernel flaw involving how certain procedure calls are processed. 

  • Apple patches 13 flaws in Mac OS X

    Attackers could gain unauthorized system access, compromise sensitive data and launch malcode by exploiting a series of security holes in Mac OS X. But patches are available. 

  • Exploit code targets IE memory corruption flaw

    Update: Security experts warn of proof-of-concept code for a memory corruption flaw in Internet Explorer. One firm recommends disabling Active Scripting, and explains how. 

  • Security Bytes: FTC cracks down on alleged spyware distributors

    Patches fix serious RealPlayer flaws, IM malcode launches phishing attacks; Microsoft warns of Macromedia Flash flaw; Liberty Alliance pushes stronger authentication; FEMA data security is in question; patches fix Veritas flaws and TransUnion suffers... 

  • Security Bytes: Did adware maker help bust botnet?

    Elsewhere: Juniper hires a controversial researcher while vulnerabilities plague Macromedia Flash Player 7 and Apple QuickTime. 

  • Bots in the A/C, spyware in the 'fridge

    Someday, hackers will target the computers in your air conditioner, refrigerator and TV. What can security professionals do about it?