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Published Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:33 PM by CD
"A flaw in recent versions of Internet Explorer was used to attack visitors to a website for U.S. military veterans, and also appears to have been used earlier against French aerospace industry employees, researchers said Friday. The flaw in Microsoft...

Published Friday, February 14, 2014 3:38 AM by Patricia Hogan
"Next time you get an error report from Microsoft on your office PC, you may want to think twice before sending the crash data. A lot of valuable information about a network is transmitted unencrypted in an error report sent back to Microsoft, which...

Published Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:35 AM by Patricia Hogan
"Retailers are set to face an increasing number of data breaches when Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, according to security firm Websense. Microsoft will no longer provide security patches for XP, which powers the majority of modern cash registers...

Published Monday, February 03, 2014 4:40 PM by Patricia Hogan
"Websense security director Alex Watson believes he has a method to track which computers have USBs connected on a company which could lead to a fall in corporate data theft. In a recent blog post about data theft via internal networks, Watson says...

Published Friday, January 24, 2014 11:25 PM by Patricia Hogan
"CNN on Thursday became the latest media outlet to fall victim to hacking by the Syrian Electronic Army, and the group's second victim this week. Microsoft was targeted by the group on Monday...." "Targeting large organizations such...

Published Friday, January 03, 2014 4:28 PM by Patricia Hogan
"...By combining its ability to sift through large amounts of data and the fact that the crash reports are unencrypted, it’s entirely possible that the National Security Agency could collect information on the software vulnerabilities inside...

Published Thursday, January 02, 2014 7:06 PM by Patricia Hogan
"Windows' error-reporting system, which is often used by many at times of frustration with their computer, might be vulnerable to hacking and spying, according to a researcher. The system sends a wealth of data unencrypted and in the clear, information...

Published Thursday, January 02, 2014 7:02 PM by Patricia Hogan
"If you don't keep your operating system and applications up to date, you leave your PC vulnerable to attacks that exploit known security holes. We've said it again and again. Perhaps you think an attack is unlikely, since the bad guys have...

Published Wednesday, January 01, 2014 5:01 PM by Patricia Hogan
"This sounds like a remarkably alarming warning: as many as 1 billion networked PCs around the world are allegedly at risk because Windows Error Reporting (aka Dr. Watson) sends its report in the clear. And those reports do include machine type,...

Published Tuesday, December 31, 2013 8:06 PM by Patricia Hogan
"Windows' error- and crash-reporting system sends a wealth of data unencrypted and in the clear, information that eavesdropping hackers or state security agencies can use to refine and pinpoint their attacks, a researcher said today..."...