Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

  A Mac developer has posted a tool that detects a Flashback malware infection on Apple's computers. Last week we posted about, More than 600000 Macs system infected with Flashback Botnet. That's slightly more than 1 percent of all 45 million Macs in the world still a relatively small number, but a worrisome one for […]

  After loosing  Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition source code in 2006, now Symantec is asking its customer to stop usage of Norton/PcAnywhere which was also leaked on Internet. The security firm said the theft occurred in 2006, compromising 2006-era version of Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security and Norton SystemWorks and most important "pcAnywhere", […]

  In previous versions of PuTTY, 0.59, 0.60 and 0.61, the password used to log on to an SSH2 server was retained in memory. The password was then retrievable by other programs that could read the memory, or could be found in swap files and crash dumps. The update also fixes non-security-related errors including correcting […]

Your Browser Matters

Posted: 25th November 2011 by Babar Shafiq in Browser, Internet, Security
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  Microsoft launched a website today designed to give users a detailed look at how secure their browser is. The site, called Your Browser Matters, automatically detects the visitor's browser and returns a browser security score on a scale of four points. When you visit the site, called Your Browser Matters, it allows you to […]

  Firefox 7 isn't just about speed, there's also a long list of security patches. Surprisingly, a fix for the SSL BEAST attack is not one of them. Mozilla is patching it's Firefox Web browser for at least 10 vulnerabilities, seven of which are rated as being "critical." Firefox 7 was released on Tuesday offering […]

SSL is a critically important part of Internet security and it has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months. Last Friday, a pair of security researchers demonstrated a new attack called SSL BEAST at the ekoparty security conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Researchers Thai Duong and Juliano Rizzo leveraged weaknesses in cypher block chaining (CBC) […]