[img_assist|nid=5168|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]With news swirling that Google is ditching the internal use of Windows over security concerns, Microsoft moved swiftly to counter-attack and defend the security posture of its flagship operating system.
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[img_assist|nid=5140|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Researchers at TippingPoint’s Digital Vaccine Laboratories have reported a new batch of unpatched security holes in Adobe software products.
[img_assist|nid=5132|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The Financial Times is reporting that Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s Windows operating system because of security concerns.The report, which is short on solid sourcing, quotes Google’s employees as saying the company is steering people towards using Apple’s Mac or the Linux operating system to avoid malicious hacker attacks.
[img_assist|nid=5094|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) has released a basic fuzzing framework to help identify and eliminate security vulnerabilities from software products.
[img_assist|nid=5078|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Adobe has issued a security patch for its Adobe Photoshop CS4 software to plug “critical” vulnerabilities that expose users to code execution attacks with rigged image files.The flaws affect both Windows and Mac OS X users. Adobe Photoshop CS5 is not affected by these issues.
[img_assist|nid=5065|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Google has pushed out another automatic Chrome browser update to fix multiple security issues that could expose users to hacker attacks.Google Chrome 5.0.375.55, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, addresses at least two “high risk” vulnerabilities and several security-related denial-of-service crashes.
[img_assist|nid=5000|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]For the second year in a row, attendees at the AusCERT conference in Australia got an ugly surprise from USB keys handed out at a vendor booth.The company wiping eggs from its face this year is IBM Australia. According to an e-mail sent to AusCERT attendees, USB sticks distributed at the IBM booth contained malware that infected Windows computers.
The true extent of the malvertizing scourge became much clearer this week with the release of new research by Dasient which shows that about 1.3 million malicious ads are being viewed online everyday, most pushing drive-by downloads and fake security software.
[img_assist|nid=4954|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A serious security vulnerability in Microsoft’s newest operating system could expose users to code execution and denial-of-service attacks, the company warned in an advisory issued late Tuesday.
[img_assist|nid=4947|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Microsoft today announced plans to share pre-patch details on software vulnerabilities with governments around the world under a new program aimed at securing critical infrastructure and government assets from hacker attacks.