MIAMI BEACH–It’s been a decade now since Microsoft began focusing on product security as a top priority and there have been a lot of successes and some failures along the way. But in that time, one of the things that most definitely has changed as a result of the Trustworthy Computing program is how difficult and expensive it’s become for attackers to compromise Windows machines. That’s not to say, however, that the fight has been won. It’s only beginning, in fact, a senior Microsoft security official said.
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New York City – Microsoft has proven that it can take down huge, global botnets like Kelihos, Rustock and Waldec. Now the company is ready to start making the data it acquires in those busts available to governments, law enforcement and customers as a real time threat intelligence feed.
As companies begin submitting their regulatory filings and financial reports from 2011, the SEC is pushing for more comprehensive data breach, cyber attack, and general risk-assessment disclosures.
Adobe said on Friday that it will issue critical fixes for its popular Reader and Acrobat products on Tuesday, January 10.
Microsoft said in a post on the Technet Web site that it plans to release seven security bulletins on Tuesday, fixing eight security holes in a variety of products. Among them will be a fix for a new class of software vulnerability – the “Security Feature Bypass,” which could be used by attackers to make other exploits more potent, Microsoft said.
A recent report by the UK’s Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) shows that the Agency is full speed ahead with plans to use powerful data analytics tools to help find and prosecute everything from money laundering to illegal gambling to 419 scams.
Just days after a successful attack on the security think tank Stratfor, Anonymous, the anarchic hacking collective, is getting headlines again for an attack on Specialforces.com, a Web site used by members of the armed forces law enforcement officers and gun enthusiasts. However, an employee working for the online store said the group is playing the media by taking credit for a hack that happened months ago.
USAA is warning its members about a sophisticated phishing scam that attempts to install a malicious banking Trojan on members computers.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking aim at a plan by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to increase the number of domains on the Web.
The Romanian Banks Association has issued a warning to credit card users in that country to be on the lookout for suspicious charges, after the Agency received notice of a possible breach at European credit card processor.(PDF)