The unpatched Internet Explorer exploit discovered in the wild this week could quickly spread to thousands of malicious websites as soon as this weekend, warn security researchers.
The exploit, which takes advantage of a bug in the way Explorer 6 and earlier versions handle VML, has been turned into a module in a Russian exploit toolkit called WebAttacker, researchers have confirmed. WebAttacker is designed to make it a simple matter to build a malicious website, even assessing the visitors operating system and browser version and choosing the most effective exploit to use.
Microsoft and its security rivals are feuding over a key piece of Windows Vista real estate.
The fight is over the display of technology that helps Vista owners manage the security tools on their PC. Symantec, McAfee, Check Point Software Technologies and other companies want Microsoft to change Vista so their products can easily replace the operating system's built-in Windows Security Center on the desktop. But Microsoft is resisting the call.
Panda Internet Security 2007, the new security suite from Panda Software aimed at home users, professionals and small businesses, has received certification in the Desktop/Server Anti-Virus Detection category from ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, for its detection of security threats in Windows XP, without returning false positives. This certification is confirmation of the quality and effectiveness of the new solution for Panda Software's 2007 consumer range, which was launched just a few weeks ago.
With the latest large sets of security patches and an alleged wireless driver vulnerability, Mac OS X no longer seems invincible. Our expert delves into the real threats in the Apple world and outlines simple steps you can take to protect yourself.