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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 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. 

  • Mozilla issues critical security updates

    The open source group has issued new versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey to fix 13 software security flaws, eight of which have been deemed critical.