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  • Security Bytes: Zero-day attack targets IE

    In other news: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) names a new cybersecurity chief and a new worm uses AOL Instant Messenger to spread. 

  • Microsoft warns of new Internet Explorer threat

    Days after Patch Tuesday, Microsoft warned of a new threat against Internet Explorer. Attackers could exploit it to crash machines or take them over. 

  • Mozilla fixes several Firefox flaws

    Several flaws could be used for man-in-the-middle, spoofing and cross-site scripting attacks. Mozilla has released Firefox 1.5.0.7 to address the problems. 

  • Security Bytes: New flaw in Cisco IOS

    In other news: Mozilla hires a former Microsoft strategist to bolster security, a new "pump-and-dump" stock spam campaign is discovered and TippingPoint lists info on new flaws. 

  • Microsoft probes alleged Internet Explorer flaw

    A research group claims attackers could launch malicious code using a flaw in the way Internet Explorer instantiates certain COM objects' ActiveX controls. 

  • Update: Microsoft fixes faulty Internet Explorer patch

    Update: Microsoft has fixed a faulty browser fix that enabled an exploitable condition. Souces say a compatibility problem with Systems Management Server delayed the fix. 

  • Update: Microsoft's fixes 23 flaws, DHS urges action

    Updated: Microsoft releases a dozen August security updates, nine critical. The Department of Homeland Security says one fix in particular should be implemented immediately. 

  • Security Bytes: Cisco coping with more Black Hat revelations

    Speakers at Black Hat USA 2006 have revealed a Cisco CallManager Express flaw and a proof-of-concept exploit. Also: Patches for GroupWise and yet another Firefox update. 

  • Third-party Microsoft patches could get new life

    News analysis: Microsoft's process for providing security fixes is as orderly and predictable as it has ever been, but some believe the software giant's methodical nature may lead to more third-party patches. 

  • Security Bytes: IKE protocol flaw affects Cisco gear

    Also: Microsoft will push IE7 as a high-priority update to Windows XP and Windows 2003 customers and MessageLabs releases new spam data as an analyst ponders the vendor's future.