It’s one thing to have a security hole that relies upon users visiting an infected website, or opening a dodgy attachment – but it’s quite a different level of threat when simply *previewing* a message in your email client infects your computer.
If computers continue to run Windows XP, and don’t receive any more security patches. they are not just putting themselves and the data they carry at risk, they are endangering all of us who use the internet.
Microsoft will cease providing security updates for the Windows XP operating system on April 8, 2014. If you cannot get away from Windows XP yet, there are still a few things you can do to keep yourself safe.
Microsoft releases a fix for a zero-day vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers in targeted attacks against some organisations. Don’t delay!
If your system administrator looks a little frazzled this week, be nice to him or her and don’t grumble too much about the photocopier being jammed. It may be that they have more serious issues on their mind.
An exploit for a vulnerability which affects all versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been released as a module for the popular penetration testing tool Metasploit – sparking fears of a new wave of attacks.
Beat the heat, find somewhere cool to compute! But first check our tips on how to more safely navigate the mall, lobby, library, coffee shop or wherever you go to chill out with your digital devices.
Microsoft and the FBI have broken up a large portion of the Citadel botnet – a network which had stolen $500 million from bank accounts in 90 countries around the world by installing keylogger software on five million machines.
The Xbox One Kinect microphone – one of the hi-tech new features of Microsoft’s new Xbox One console – has raised security concerns since it “listens” to users even when the console is turned off.
Internet Explorer 10 beats both Google’s Chrome and Firefox when it comes to blocking downloads of malware, according to analysts NSS Labs.
A quarter of PCs around the world have no antimalware software, according to Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report.
More than half of British companies could be at risk of cyber attack, after a survey found that IT departments had not begun the process of migrating from Windows XP- with just a year left before Microsoft stops offering support for the ageing OS.
Use of pirated and counterfeit Windows software has tripled since 2006, according to analysts IDC – creating a fertile breeding ground for malware. For the report, entitled ‘The Dangerous World of Pirated and Counterfeit Software’, IDC analysts conducted 533 tests on counterfeit software from P2P and web sources.
Adobe and Microsoft have both released patches this week to address vulnerabilities in respective software applications and advise all users to apply the patches as soon as possible, if applicable to them.
Microsoft has taken the unusual step of announcing a patch for an Internet Explorer vulnerability just a week after its traditional patch Tuesday announcements.
[UPDATE #1: (21 Dec 2012, 5:30PM) ESET Researcher Cameron Camp has just published the second part of this series on securing your Android device. Read it here on the ESET Threat Blog at Securing Your Holiday Tech Gifts, Part 2: Android Guide. AG] December is upon us, and whether you have a Christmas tree, menorah,