All Firefox users are being encouraged to download a security update for the popular open source browser.
The update includes several fixes to guard against spoofing and arbitrary code execution, and improves stability, said The Mozilla Foundation.
The Firefox security update - Firefox 1.0.1 - is available for the 25 million users who have already downloaded the free browser.
The Mozilla Foundation said that it "encourages all users to download the update", which is available here.
The gory if inconsequential details of how hotel heiress and professional celebrity Paris Hilton's cellphone address book was hacked this week nevertheless generated a buzz among engineers in the mobile phone industry.
The address book in question was stored on Hilton's Side Kick II smart phone, and backed up on a T-Mobile server.
Internet Security Systems has found a flaw in Trend Micro's virus-scanning software--the third time this month that the security company has picked a hole in an antivirus product.
The vulnerability affects Trend Micro's Antivirus Library, a common set of code used by at least 29 Trend Micro products, according to separate advisories posted on Trend Micro's Web site on Wednesday and on ISS' site on Thursday. An attacker could create a program that exploits the security hole, causing the antivirus program to run a virus instead of blocking the malicious program, the companies said.
It’s very strange to listen to an MP3 recording of your own voice mail. When John Hering of security firm Flexilis told me that they had reversed engineered the exploit that compromised Paris Hilton and Vin Diesel’s T-Mobile voice mail earlier this week, I wanted to see it for myself. I asked John to pop open my voicemail and send me a recording.
Although praised by doctors for their convenience, the emerging technology of remote-from-home defibrillators has caused some to fear that hackers could someday interfere with a patient’s treatment for heart ailments.
Defibrillators, also commonly known as pacemakers, can be half the size of a person’s palm and fit tightly inside the chest wall. The device relays information to a physician about a patient’s heart rate and rhythm, and can "shock" a heart back into rhythm when it suffers from fibrillation.