It's 2013. but the Linux FUD just keeps coming. In the most recent example, security firm Trustwave claimed that Linux kernel vulnerabilities went unpatched more than twice as long as it took to fix unpatched flaws in Windows. This assertion would be a lot more believable if it wasn't coming from a Microsoft partner.
If there's any doubt that the Windows client team is laser-focused on the coming Blue refresh of Windows 8, a new Microsoft job post makes it even plainer.
Security firms Kaspersky and AlienVault have teamed up to analyze an interesting spear phishing campaign that’s aimed at Uyghur users. Attacks against this community are not uncommon, but it appears that cybercriminals are not willing to give up just yet.
The attackers rely on maliciously crafted Microsoft Word documents which exploit a vulnerability that affects Microsoft Office for Mac. The security hole in question was addressed by Microsoft in the summer of 2009, but it appears it can still be used successfully in targeted attacks.
On January 28 Apple released iOS 6.1 and with it, a significant bug that's been giving IT administrators headaches. Almost immediately after 6.1 was released Microsoft Exchange admins began noticing that iPhones and iPads running 6.1 were causing "excessive logging" on the server.
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) is planning to address some of the security vulnerabilities of older versions of Microsoft Office, especially that related to hacker threats.
Last week the software company said that it add a pop-up warning to its Flash Player, that will be triggered when possible threats are detected inside documents created with Office 2007 and earlier versions.