[img_assist|nid=3540|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Over the last two weeks, security researchers have reported eight different zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple’s Safari browser.Details of these vulnerabilities, all rated “high risk,” have been sold to Tippingpoint’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), a program that purchases the rights to vulnerability information in exchange for exclusivity to broker fixes with affected vendors.
[img_assist|nid=3537|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Hackers broke into computer systems at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts recently, stealing sensitive customer data. The break-in occurred between late October 2009 and January 2010, when it was finally discovered. This is the third data breach reported by Wyndham in the past year. Read the full article. [Computerworld]
[img_assist|nid=3536|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Renukanth Subramaniam, 33, who had previously plead guilty was sentenced to 46 months for conspiracy to defraud and 10 months
for five counts of mortgage fraud, the terms to run consecutively. Also
sentenced was Darkmarket user John McHugh, 66, who had the sign in “Devilman” and created fake credit cards
that were sold through the site. Read the full article. [BBC News]
[img_assist|nid=3544|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Japan’s “Cyber Clean Center” is a little-known effort by the Japanese Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JP-CERT) and a collection of 76 Japanese ISPs covering 90 percent of the nation’s Internet users to fight botnets and other security issues. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]
[img_assist|nid=3534|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Microsoft’s security response team is investigating reports of a potentially dangerous code execution vulnerability in its flagship Internet Explorer browser.
The company warned that an attacker could host a maliciously crafted web page and run arbitrary code if they could convince a user to visit the web page and then get them to press the F1 key in response to a pop up dialog box.
[img_assist|nid=3533|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Adobe has been in the security spotlight for some time now, and in an effort to give our readers a better perspective on the company’s efforts to improve the security of its products, Threatpost had a live chat with Brad Arkin, director of product security and privacy at Adobe, on Feb. 24.
Microsoft has warned Windows users to be on their guard against a piece of rogue antivirus software passing itself off as Microsoft Security Essentials. Security Essentials 2010 is a piece of software Microsoft said installs a fake virus scanner on your machine and]monitors and blocks processes it doesn’t like. Read the full article . [The Register]
Many people play games on Facebook. Some of them are fun. But if you’re not interested in a specific game and its messages are getting really annoying, you can make sure you get NO messages from them by going to their page and choosing to block the application.
You should be aware that when you type a status update, you can also set the privacy of that status posting like you were creating an album.