People who plan to run Windows XP after Microsoft pulls the patch plug should dump Internet Explorer (IE) and replace it with a different browser, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said Monday.
As the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta delivered strong warnings about the risks of cyberattacks on the country. His conviction that a possible 'cyber Pearl Harbor' may be looming has not tempered since leaving the post last year.
For this month's "Patch Tuesday" round of bug fixes, Microsoft has focused on correcting multiple vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE), including one that is already being used in targeted attacks.
When I was in middle school, there were really only two pieces of jewelry anyone cared about: chinese bead bracelets and snap bands. The latter were quickly outlawed on school grounds when some enterprising young mischief-makers figured out that you could lightly wound your friends by smacking them with the bands, but they remain etched in my memory as one of those crazy childhood obsessions I never really expected to see in person again. And yet, somehow one is on my wrist right now. Also: It's a stylus.
The attack that planted malware on Target's point of sale (POS) terminals in November's huge data breach used inside knowledge of the network rather than a vulnerability in its retail software, McAfee has said in its latest quarterly analysis.
Juniper Networks' legal battle against Palo Alto Networks claiming infringement of application-firewall patents ended in a mistrial being declared in a Delaware court, but Juniper says it intends to haul Palo Alto back into court again.