Security Bytes

May 2007

Emerging cyberattacks and threats

  • Mozilla to issue its final Firefox 1.5 fix

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 30 May 2007
  • Wednesday is the day Mozilla will release the final security update for Firefox 1.5. After that, it will nudge users to make the switch to version 2.0. The Mozilla Developer Center blog outlined ...

  • Phishing attack targets top execs

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 30 May 2007
  • The Better Business Bureau has posted a warning about phishing attacks that target top executives in different business sectors. "The BBB name continues to be used in phishing scams," the ...

  • Citrix makes a security fix

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 23 May 2007
  • Citrix has fixed a flaw in its MetaFrame Presentation Server, Presentation Server and Access Essentials that attackers could exploit to get unauthorized access to arbitrary ports. According to the ...

  • Opera fixes security flaw

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 22 May 2007
  • Message for users of the Opera Web browser: You need to install Opera 9.21 to close a security hole attackers could exploit to cause a buffer overflow or run malicious code on your machine. ...

  • New details from cyberattack on Estonia

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 18 May 2007
  • This morning I wrote about the blistering cyberattacks against the Baltic nation of Estonia in recent weeks. We've since come across an interesting blog posting from Jose Nazario over at Arbor ...

  • More on scrapping Patch Tuesday

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 14 May 2007
  • My column last week on whether it's time to get rid of Patch Tuesday generated an enormous amount of feedback and reaction, both here on SearchSecurity and across the web. The reactions ran the ...

  • CA patches security flaws

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 10 May 2007
  • Those who use CA's security products should be aware that the vendor has just fixed some critical flaws attackers could exploit to cause a denial of service or hijack a targeted machine. Here are ...

  • Microsoft to hackers: Take your best shot

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 10 May 2007
  • Security experts will criticize Microsoft over how long it takes to patch certain flaws or how effective or ineffective its security offerings are, but you have to give the company credit for ...

  • Free online fraud toolkits proliferate accross the Web

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 09 May 2007
  • One of the reasons online fraud is escalating so dramatically is that the bad guys have easy access to malware kits available for free on the Internet. Chris Young, VP of consumer solutions & ...

  • ISPs that host the most malicious Web sites

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 09 May 2007
  • Interested in which ISPs are hosting the most insidious Web sites on the Internet? The organization has a list for you. The organization, launched by Harvard University, Oxford ...

  • A comeback for the Sober worm

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 02 May 2007
  • The prolific Sober worm is making yet another comeback, according to the folks at Symantec Security Response. Hon Lau, a researcher with the Cupertino, Calif.-based antivirus giant, wrote in the ...