Browsing Category: Microsoft

Categories: Microsoft, Web Security

Microsoft later this month will release a new version of its EMET protection tool, and this iteration will include a certificate pinning feature that will enable users to associate a specific certificate with a given certificate authority. The feature is designed a defense against man-in-the-middle attacks that use forged certificates to redirect users or intercept protected traffic.

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Categories: Malware, Microsoft

Four months after he was arrested in Thailand, a man suspected of being one of those running the SpyEye botnet appeared in court late last week in Atlanta to answer charges that he was part of the crew using the malware to steal millions of dollars from victims worldwide. Hamza Bendelladj was indicted in late 2011[…]

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Categories: Microsoft

Microsoft is ready to officially declare network worms passé for the enterprise. In its latest Security Intelligence Report, released Wednesday, Microsoft said that risks posed by Web-based threats to large, distributed network environments have surpassed malware such as Conficker. The report is based on data collected from more than one billion endpoints in more than[…]

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Categories: Microsoft, Vulnerabilities

UPDATE – In an unexpected turn, Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday security updates released today did not include patches for Internet Explorer vulnerabilities used during the Pwn2Own contest one month ago.The popular hacker contest attracted researchers from all over who were targeting all the major browsers, as well as third-party software such as Flash and Java.

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