Category: Security

Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as Possible

By | January 19, 2010 | 1 Comment

Microsoft to Release IE Patch As Soon as PossibleAs anticipation for Internet Explorer 6 security fix grows, Microsoft has decided to go “out of band” and release it as a standalone patch.

Here’s what company had to say about this:

“Given the significant level of attention this issue has generated, confusion about what customers can do to protect themselves and the escalating threat environment Microsoft will release a security update out-of-band for this vulnerability.

We take the decision to go out-of-band very seriously given the impact to customers, but we believe releasing an update out-of-band update is the right decision at this time. We will provide the specific timing of the release tomorrow.”

Microsoft also recommended customers upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 and benefit from improved security protection.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

By | January 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 18th

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World Against Internet Explorer

By | January 18, 2010 | 4 Comments

World Against Internet ExplorerAfter German Federal Office for Information Security warned users to use browser other than Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8, the French Computer Emergency Response Team is now advising the same.

In statement, it says: “pending a patch from the publisher, CERT recommends using an alternative browser.”

Microsoft’s spokesman in Germany said: “there is no threat to the general user, consequently we do not support this warning,”

Warnings come after recent IE vulnerability, which was one of the key factors, in the recent attacks on Google’s systems.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

By | January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, January 11th

Thanks a lot to Nox for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

By | December 21, 2009 | 5 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, December 21st

Thanks to Nox for links!

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

By | November 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 30th

Thanks to mabdul and Nox for links.

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Internet Explorer 8 Blocks 2 Million Malicious Websites Daily

By | November 28, 2009 | 2 Comments

Internet Explorer 8 Blocks 2 Million Malicious Websites Daily

Dean Hachamovitch at IEBlog revealed that Internet Explorer 8 SmartScreen filter blocks over 2 million malicious sites every day. That’s quite a number.

SmartScreen offers protection against phishing and cross-site scripting attacks.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

By | November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 23rd

Thanks to Nox and mabdul for links.

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Weekly Browsers Recap, November 9th

By | November 9, 2009 | 3 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, November 9th

Thanks to mabdul for links.

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Pwning Opera Unite with Inferno’s Eleven

By | October 29, 2009 | 8 Comments

Pwning Opera Unite with Inferno's ElevenGuys from SecureThoughts.com decided to do a research on Opera Unite security and share some insights.

1. Enumerating Service Owner Usernames
Use: site:operaunite.com search query in search engine to build a list.

2. Enumerating Computer names for a particular Service Owner
“If you visit the service homepage with any non-existent computer name, then Opera Unite happily discloses all computer names used by that person.” Continue Reading