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Symantec: Vista safer than predecessor

Microsoft's much-touted security enhancements in Windows Vista have made it a safer operating system than previous versions of Windows, but it is still open to attack from legacy malicious code.

The RIAA has a deal for illegal downloaders

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is planning to launch a campaign that would allow individuals charged with pirating music on peer-to-peer networks to settle claims against them at a reduced rate.

PayPal fights back against phishing

With 133 million consumers worldwide PayPal is arguably one of the most recognizable Internet brands -- and one of the most frequently phished as well. With that in mind, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, talked in an inte...

RSA - New threats could hamper traditional antivirus tools

An emerging breed of sophisticated malware is raising doubts about the ability of traditional signature-based security software to fend off new viruses and worms, according to experts at this week's RSA security conference in San Francisco.

'Month of Apple Bugs' turns up 10 flaws so far

A month-long campaign by two independent security researchers to disclose security flaws in Apple's products has so far resulted in 10 vulnerabilities being publicly disclosed -- and several more on the verge of being announced. Exploit information h...

Adobe calls for upgrades to mitigate vulnerability

Adobe Systems Inc. is urging users to update to the latest versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat to avoid being affected by a recently discovered cross-site scripting flaw in its software that allows attackers to run malicious JavaScript on a user's P...

Microsoft releases first draft of PatchGuard APIs

Microsoft has released draft application programming interfaces (API) designed to allow third-party security products to get around a contentious kernel protection technology in the Vista operating system called PatchGuard.

Mutate, fragment, hide: The new hacker mantra

Hackers working for criminal gain are using increasingly sophisticated methods to ensure that the malware they develop is hard to detect and remove from infected systems, security researchers warned at this week's Computer Security Institute (CSI) tr...

Microsoft to brief security vendors on PatchGuard

Microsoft scheduled a meeting Thursday with security vendors to discuss its plans to release application programming interfaces (API) that will allow third-party products to work around a kernel protection technology in the Vista kernel called PatchG...

Security firms wait for Microsoft's PatchGuard response

Despite its public statements, Microsoft so far has not given security vendors any specifics on its plans to release code that will allow them to work around a kernel protection technology called PatchGuard in the upcoming Vista operating system.

Microsoft exec defends Vista kernel stance

Symantec and McAfee say that a Microsoft technology called Patch Guard -- which blocks access to the 64-bit Vista kernel -- will make it harder for third-party security vendors to deliver certain features in their products.

Microsoft releases fixes for 21 vulnerabilities

In one of the largest security updates since moving to a monthly patch release cycle, Microsoft Tuesday issued 12 bulletins detailing fixes for 21 separate vulnerabilities in a wide range of products.

Blue Security waves white flag

Anti-spam firm Blue Security Tuesday said that it is ceasing operations after a crippling series of attacks launched against its services earlier this month by a Russian spammer named PharmaMaster.

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