Security Bytes

December 2008

Emerging cyberattacks and threats

  • Behind the MD5 attack

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 30 Dec 2008
  • When the researchers who produced the elegant MD5 attack I wrote about this morning realized the severity of what they had found, they took two highly unusual steps. First, they consulted with ...

  • Word documents being used in new attacks on IE XML flaw

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 17 Dec 2008
  • The list of things to worry about with the soon-to-be-patched MS08-078 XML data binding vulnerability is getting longer by the minute.  The researchers at McAfee's AVERT Labs report that they have ...

  • Microsoft to release emergency patch for IE XML flaw

    David Schneier - R.I.S.C. Associates 16 Dec 2008
  • Microsoft on Wednesday will release an emergency out-of-band patch for the XML handling flaw in Internet Explorer that has been the target of malware attacks for the last week or more. This is the ...

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