Browsing Category: Web Security

[img_assist|nid=5408|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]As soon as a new technology gets traction, smart criminals figure out a
way to misapply it, and one of the hottest features in the mobile
world, location awareness, is next in line for exploitation. A contest involving 300 testers found close to 900 bugs in three leading
location/check-in services. Read the full article. [InfoWorld]

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[img_assist|nid=5372|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]There’s an ongoing argument in barrooms, pubs and wherever else soccer fans gather about who is the best player in the world. The general consensus right now is Lionel Messi, the Argentinian genius, but others can build a case for Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba or even Cristiano Ronaldo. A similar discussion often breaks out among security professionals about which vendor currently is wearing the goat’s horns, and while Adobe has topped the list of late, AT&T, a late entrant, is gunning for that number one spot right now.

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[img_assist|nid=5400|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Apple has shipped a critical security patch for its iTunes media player to fix several gaping security holes that expose Windows users to hacker attacks.The vulnerabilities could be exploited to launch remote code execution attacks if a user simply opens an image file or surfs to a rigged Web site.

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[img_assist|nid=5382|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Dennis Fisher talks with Mike Mimoso of SearchSecurity.com and Information Security magazine about the current spate of highly targeted attacks, the silliness of the term cyberwar and the controversy surrounding the disclosure of the Windows Help Center flaw.

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