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  • Gaining access using application and operating system attacks

    In this excerpt from Chapter 7 of Counter Hack Reloaded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses, Second Edition, authors Ed Skoudis and Tom Liston explain how security professionals can use exploit frameworks to their advanta... 

  • Security Bytes: Exploit code targets older versions of Firefox

    In other news, a flaw is found in Opera and the Cyber Security Industry Alliance tells the federal government to show more leadership on security. 

  • 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. 

  • Two Windows patches coming, IE fix uncertain

    It remains to be seen whether the software giant on Dec. 13 will address an outstanding Internet Explorer issue that is currently the target of a malicious Trojan. 

  • The pros and cons of migrating to Firefox

    Making the switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox isn't a security cure-all. Here are some factors to consider before you change Web browsers. 

  • browser hijacker (hijackware)

    A browser hijacker (sometimes called hijackware) is a type of malware program that alters your computer's browser settings so that you are redirected to Web sites that you had no intention of visiting. 

  • Out-of-cycle IE patch may be imminent

    Microsoft may release a critical Internet Explorer fix before the next Patch Tuesday, amid reports that malicious code is targeting a memory corruption flaw. 

  • Opera: Another contender in the browser wars

    Opera Software removed the ad banners and dropped the licensing fees from its browser, making Opera a viable alternative to Internet Explorer. Learn how Opera compares to Firefox in terms of security measures and the drawbacks of using an alternative... 

  • Influential survey says security 'set back by 6 years'

    Update: The SANS Top 20 vulnerability list for 2005 shows the bad guys attacking flawed apps and paying more attention to network holes. 

  • 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.