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  • Web security gateways meet rising malware threats

    Web security gateways combine layered defense against the rising tide of Web-based malware with URL filtering and application control. 

  • Microsoft July updates for critical Excel, Windows and .NET flaws

    Of the six security updates Microsoft released Tuesday, experts expressed the most concern about a critical glitch in the .NET Framework that could leave client machines and Web servers open to attack. 

  • Symantec fixes flaws in Norton, pcAnywhere

    Attackers could exploit flaws in Symantec's Norton AntiVirus and pcAnywhere to launch malicious code or compromise a user's session credentials. 

  • Microsoft to release DNS patch Tuesday

    In addition to a fix for the DNS Server Service flaw, Microsoft plans to patch critical flaws in Windows, Office, Exchange, CAPICOM and BizTalk. 

  • PayPal security measures help stamp out fraud

    PayPal's 133 million online customers are the biggest ocean phishers have to plunder. CISO Michael Barrett wants to make it safe to be in the water; and he's not going at it alone. Backed by PayPal's sophisticated fraud models and help from ISPs and ... 

  • Anatomy of a zero-day: Security researchers face hurdles

    Despite industry organizations bringing some order to the software testing process, security researchers say obstacles continue to slow their progress. 

  • DNS worm strikes at Microsoft flaw

    A new worm called Rinbot.BC exploits the Microsoft DNS flaw by installing an IRC bot on infected machines and scanning for other vulnerable servers. 

  • Mobile carriers admit to malware attacks

    Eighty-three percent of mobile operators surveyed by McAfee Inc. say they've suffered malware infections, but two competing security vendors say the overall threat is still small. 

  • Dozens of Web sites spread malicious Trojan

    Update: The same malicious JavaScript keylogger that compromised the Dolphin Stadium Web site last week was found over the weekend on dozens of other high-profile Web sites. 

  • Super Bowl stadium Web site hacked, delivered malware

    Discovered Friday and now reportedly resolved, the incident involved a malicious Javascript file on the site's front page header that exploited two known Microsoft flaws.