Public denial-of-service exploits for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of the HTTP protocol stack, HTTP.sys are under way, while remote code execution attacks may still be to come.
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Microsoft and Adobe released security bulletins addressing critical vulnerabilities in their respective products.
There is a serious vulnerability in all supported versions of Windows that can allow an attacker who has control of some portion of a victim’s network traffic to steal users’ credentials for valuable services. The bug is related to the way that Windows and other software handles some HTTP requests, and researchers say it affects[…]
A coordinated operation between international police and private technology companies shuts down the Simda botnet.
When it was revealed late last month that a Chinese certificate authority had allowed an intermediate CA to issue unauthorized certificates for some Google domains, both Google and Mozilla reacted quickly and dropped trust in CNNIC altogether, Apple has kept the root certificates in its trusted store for both iOS and OSX. Apple on Wednesday released[…]
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the news of the week, including the Android app-replacement vulnerability, the Windows privilege escalation bug and the Yahoo transparency report and the company’s crypto efforts.
A default setting in both Windows 7 and 8.1 could allow local users to elevate privileges and in some situations, escape application sandboxes.
Proofpoint discovered that a recent spate of phishing messages contained macros-based attacks that did not execute until the malicious document was closed.
Microsoft has blacklisted a phony SSL certificate and is warning the certificate could be leveraged to stage man-in-the-middle attacks.
Windows users are having issues with a security update issued this week meant to add SHA-2 code-signing and verification support to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines.