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Fri
23
Jul
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Experts Fear Windows Shortcut Flaw to be Widespread

A serious security flaw affecting Windows shortcuts could pose a significant risk to critical global infrastructure, says a new report from security research firm Sophos. Power grids and manufacturing plants could soon be targeted by a flaw that ... researchers say has already been exploited by hackers. "Early versions of the malware have been programmed to seek out SCADA software (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) by Siemens Corporation, which is used in managing industrial infrastructures, such as power grids and manufacturing plants," said Sophos. Security Firms Fear Growing Threat ... (view more)

Thu
17
Jun
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Microsoft Releases Temp Fix for XP Help Function Flaw

According to reports, a flaw in the Windows XP operating system, which was first reported last week by a Google researcher, has been exploited by hackers in an attempt to spread malware. The flaw was reported on Monday , and is related to a ... vulnerability in Windows XP's Help function. A Google researcher by the name of Tavis Ormandy discovered that the web link script used in XP's Help and Support Center could be manipulated in order to route users towards malicious online content. (Source: itproportal.com ) Google Researcher Publishes Hacking Guide To Microsoft's disappointment, Ormandy ... (view more)

Thu
22
Apr
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McAfee Update Crashes 'Hundreds of Thousands' XP PCs

A recent security update from antivirus company McAfee has resulted in an estimated "hundreds of thousands" of crashed Windows XP computers. The issue appears to be widespread, causing PCs to crash, freeze, or be stuck in and endless reboot loop, ... thereby rendering the PCs completely unusable. The impact of the malicious update thus far has been staggering. According to the University of Michigan's medical school, almost 1/4 of its PCs (8,000 of 25,000) crashed after the update was applied. The Lexington, Kentucky police force reported shortly afterwards that it had been forced to ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jan
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Critical IE Fix Released; MS Knew of Flaw Months Ago

Microsoft has admitted it knew about the latest Internet Explorer zero-day flaw more than three months ago, news that's likely to prompt criticism about the way the firm prioritizes security issues. The bug, which involves an invalid pointer ... reference, was first reported to Microsoft by Israeli security expert Eyal Gruner on August 26. He says that because it was so easy to discover the vulnerability, he expected less scrupulous people would also find it and develop ways to exploit it. MS Confirmed Flaw in September Microsoft says it received this warning and confirmed it in early September. ... (view more)

Thu
17
Dec
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'Fix Win', and 'Free Process Freezer'

Fix Win FixWin is a portable application to repair and fix common Windows annoyances and issues categorized under 5 tabs, including Windows Explorer, Internet ... (view more)

Thu
03
Dec
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Black Screen of Death Fix Available; Debate Rages On

As Microsoft and independent firms alike try to find out more about the " black screen of death " issue plaguing some users of Windows 7, the firm which first reported the problem has earned its fair share of criticism. However, that same firm ... maintains that despite getting the cause wrong, it still has the best solution. Fix for Some, Not All Cases Although it's now clear that Prevx misidentified Microsoft's update as being responsible for the problem, and grossly overestimated how many people could be affected, the firm has produced a fix which is reported to work in many, but not all, ... (view more)

Wed
18
Nov
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'XP Quick Fix Plus', and 'Gmail Drive'

XP Quick Fix Plus There are a lot of excellent, free, Windows repair tools around the Internet. But there are times when you want just one quick fix; for example, when you are under a virus attack and you just want to enable the Task Manager or the ... Registry Editor so you can fight the virus back, or when some new installation changed your XP behavior and My Documents opens on every start up. This is the right time to draw XP Quick Fix Plus with 40 common Windows XP problems fixes. http://leelusoft.blogspot.com Gmail Drive GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual file ... (view more)

Tue
22
Sep
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MS Releases Temp Fix for Critical SMB Network Flaw

A critical flaw in Microsoft's Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 has been addressed by a recent temporary "Fix It" solution. The workaround for the problem in the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol version 2 could prevent hackers from remotely ... invading and raiding your operating system's data. Win7 RC Not Spared Vulnerability Plenty of press surrounded the fact that the problem affected early versions of Windows 7, which is due to be released to the public this coming October 22nd. Some analysts wondered aloud if the issue could mar the company's big launch party. To date, there haven't ... (view more)

Fri
24
Jul
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Department of Homeland Security Warns Users to Disable Flash

Adobe has vowed to fix a critical security hole in its Flash software within a week. But the Department of Homeland Security (DoHS) has taken the extremely unusual step of advising users to switch off the feature until the patch is available. The ... hole can be used for so-called 'drive by' attacks occurring when a user simply visits an infected website. However, the relevant code is also shared with Adobe's Acrobat software, meaning it can cause security problems through PDF documents which have Flash embedded in them for greater interactivity. That technique had already been criticized as a ... (view more)

Fri
10
Jul
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'Browse And Get Owned' Patch Coming Tuesday

Microsoft has revealed it will indeed have a fix for a critical Internet Explorer bug in next week's monthly update. The security loophole means XP users who don't have the latest edition of the browser could be infected even by visiting a ... theoretically safe website. The bug, which Microsoft describes as "browse and get owned," involves the Active X (Direct Show) system used for displaying online videos. The specific function it affects is no longer used, which may be how the hackers found the loophole. The bug affects users of Windows XP, as well as anyone running Windows Server 2003 that ... (view more)

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