The centerpiece of President Barack Obama's new cybersecurity proposal is a controversial plan that would allow companies to share more cyberthreat information with government agencies, something that worries some privacy advocates.
Several photo, video and other media editing programs from software maker Corel contain DLL hijacking vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to execute malicious code on users' computers.
According to vulnerability research firm Core Security, when opening a media file associated with one of the vulnerable Corel products, the product will also load a specifically named DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file into memory if it's located in the same directory as the opened media file.
A new report by security vendor ESET holds mixed news for enterprises running on Microsoft technology.
For the past several months, different groups of attackers have distributed malware through Microsoft Office documents that contain malicious macros, reviving a technique that has been out of style for over a decade.
Macros are scripts that contain commands for automating tasks in various applications. Microsoft Office programs like Word and Excel support macros written in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and these can be used for malicious activities like installing malware.