Sun Microsystems has issued a security update intended for computers running Sun Solaris 10 operating system. The update patches a security vulnerability that could cause kernel panic by sending one false ICMP request.
Security research company, Internet Security Systems, anticipates a continued rise in profit-motivated attacks, including an increased focus on the Web browser and image-based spam.
Webroot software announced the availability of Vista-compatible Spy Sweeper, the newest version of the company’s popular Internet security solution.
Rixler Software today announced the availability of Office Multi-document Password Cracker, the company’s new solution to remove passwords from multiple Office documents.
ScriptLogic today announced the availability of Security Explorer 6, the latest version of the company’s real-time manager of access controls and security on Windows file servers and workstations.
Michal Zalewski, an independent security researcher, announced the availability of Stompy, a free tool to perform a black-box assessment of Internet sessions IDs. While some session ID cookies generation algorithms are believed to be cryptographically secure, this is not the case for certain less-common enterprise web platforms.
Hackers are exploiting a new, zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word that could allow remote code execution on the victim’s machine, says security vendor Symantec.
Apple has issued AirPort Extreme security update intended for Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X v 10.4.8. The update patches a vulnerability that could cause system crashes on a wireless network, says Apple.
According to an article on ZDNet, IBM will donate a new privacy tool to the Higgins open source project. The software, called Identity Mixer, was developed by IBM researchers to let people protect personal information when doing business online.
Anti-virus software vendor Kaspersky Lab, has published an article about Windows Vista and security, in which it provides an analysis of various aspects of IT security with specific reference to Windows Vista.