News tagged ‘information security’
Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013
The source code of different versions of AMI firmware and a unique UEFI signing test key were found on an unsecured FTP server. As such, such a security leak may have grave implications for desktop systems that feature motherboards that operate on the AMI UEFI BIOS.
Monday, 21 Jan 2013
Last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.
Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012
Researchers at Vupen Security, a private security firm that is based in France, claimed that they have uncovered multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10. These security flaws may potentially allow cybercriminals to gain control of a Windows 8 machine remotely.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
An unpatched exploit that affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview allows a user to launch a system shell by manipulating the sticky keys function. This hack is straightforward to implement as it can be executed in a matter of minutes.
Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011
A temporary fix has been released by Microsoft for the Duqu Trojan, however, the company didn't comment on the timeline for the release of its official patch for this vulnerability.
Thursday, 3 Nov 2011
Symantec has issued a warning of Duqu virus infection via compromised Microsoft Word email attachments from which the Duqu installer executes itself by exploiting a Windows kernel vulnerability.
Thursday, 20 Oct 2011
Researchers have christened a newly uncovered Trojan "Duqu" and is described as the precursor to the infamous Stuxnet due to their striking similarities.
Thursday, 15 Sep 2011
Intel and McAfee reveal McAfee DeepSAFE, a new and holistic approach to protect computing devices against intrusions from security breaches and malware.