Attackers


Vulnerability In IE Lays Open Windows 7 and IE8

A french IT security firm is warning of a previously unknown (“zero day”) vulnerability that affects most versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser. The hole, if exploited, could allow remote attackers to circumvent defensive features in fully patched WIndows 7 and Windows Vista and run malicious code on vulnerable systems.


From Wired.com (Kim Zetter)

Attackers are becoming more and more organized and efficient in their information-stealing efforts and are using tactics gleaned from security professionals to get better at what they do. In a panel discussion at the RSA Conference, Joe Stewart of SecureWorks said the the trend toward organized, professional groups of attackers is moving to another level now.

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