SEC Consult has reported a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.
The vulnerability is caused due to the javaprxy.dll COM object being instantiated incorrectly in Internet Explorer via the object tag. This can be exploited via a malicious web site to cause a memory corruption.
Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.
The vulnerability has been reported in versions 5.01, 5.5, and 6.0.
When two of the nation's largest banks were forced to notify thousands of customers that their financial records may have been stolen, there wasn't a hacker, a missing laptop or a lost box of backup computer tapes to blame.
This time, police believe, customers of Wachovia Corp. and Bank of America Corp. were the victims of bank employees, workers whose jobs at the Charlotte-based banks granted them access to information valuable enough to sell for $10 an account.
Malicious code to exploit a vulnerability in Veritas Software's Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows is publicly available, the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team said in an alert Thursday in the US. The organisation has received reports of attacks and has seen an increase in scanning activity on TCP Port 10000, an indication that hackers are looking for vulnerable systems.
While experts are debating on the need for stricter laws to tackle cyber crimes, a person has been cheated of Rs 5 lakh , after someone hacked into his online trading account.
The hacker used the trader’s password to access his trading account. Vinay Kumar Bhattacharya, a consultant with Modi Sugar Mills, in Ghaziabad, has had an online trading account with India Infoline for the past three years.
The company is based in Mumbai, but also has a branch on Barakhamba Road, in the Capital.
The database maintained by the state Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently was broken into by a computer hacker but no data was stolen, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.
The database is loaded with personal information from hunters.
Spokesman Ron Aasheim told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Tuesday that the database was hacked last month, and that the hacker made it onto the server containing the state's hunter-harvest survey, personal information including Social Security numbers of hunters, and information about where they hunted and what wildlife they killed.