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Patch Tuesday heads-up: 9 bulletins, 5 critical

Ryan Naraine: For Microsoft Windows users, next week’s Patch Tuesday will be somewhat hectic. The Redmond, Wash. software maker plans to release a total of nine bulletins to patch a wide range of serious vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft ISA Server, Microsoft BizTalk Server and the .Net Framework. Five of the bulletins will be rated [...]

Thu Aug 06 15:07:14 PDT 2009

Federal forms themed blackhat SEO campaign serving scareware

Dancho Danchev: An ongoing blackhat SEO (search engine optimization) campaign is actively hijacking a variety of U.S Federal Forms keywords in an attempt to serve the Personal Antivirus (Trojan.Win32.FakeXPA) scareware. Due to the automated and sophisticated PageRank boosting tools cybercriminals use in these campaigns, the hijacked keywords are always popping-up within the first ten to twenty search results [...]

Thu Aug 06 12:06:15 PDT 2009

Twitter knocked offline by DDoS attack; Koobface returns with a twist

Ryan Naraine: Popular microblogging service Twitter was knocked offline for an extended period this morning by what appears to be a massive distributed denial-of-service attacks. Twitter confirmed the outage was linked to malicious attackers in a brief status message posted around 11:00 a.m EST. We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, and will update status again shortly. Update: the site [...]

Thu Aug 06 09:46:26 PDT 2009

Major security holes in popular XML libraries

Ryan Naraine: A security research outfit has issued a warning for several critical vulnerabilities in popular XML libraries used by a wide range of software vendors. The flaws, discovered earlier this year by Codenomicon, affect a wide range of technology products, including servers and server applications, workstations and end user applications, network devices,? embedded systems and mobile devices. [...]

Thu Aug 06 07:26:31 PDT 2009

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