A hole discovered recently in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) HTTP sessions is difficult to exploit but may necessitate a revision of the SSL protocol itself.
The big-name browser vendors are quietly working to patch the vulnerability before the bad guys figure out how to use it to crack secure Web connections.
A recent failure affecting T-Mobile’s Sidekick service caused thousands of customers to lose their personal contact information.
There’s nothing new about servers crashing, and something like this is sure to happen again, so you need to protect yourself against such losses in the future.
Sites running the FTP service on Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) Web software may be vulnerable to attacks.
The company says FTP service versions 5 and 6 are affected, but claims version 7.5 is unaffected on Vista and Windows Server 2008.
The Windows Secrets Security Baseline describes products and services that serve as a minimum safe PC configuration.
This week, I’m updating the latest findings on a set of hardware and software that should meet the needs of individual PC users, though more-advanced users and large businesses may want a more-sophisticated approach to computer defense.
A presentation by two researchers at a recent security conference suggests that one particular rootkit-like program may be present in 60% of all laptops.
The absence of strong authentication in this well-intentioned, widely distributed program has the potential to compromise systems, according to the researchers, but I believe you actually face little risk.