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A flaw has been discovered in Internet Explorer that could enable a remote attack on systems running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, eEye Digital Security has warned.
The flaw, which also affects systems running Windows XP, is found in the default installations of Microsoft's IE, according to an advisory released by the security company on Thursday.
"The flaw is not wormable but allows for the remote execution (of code) with some level of end-user intervention," said Mike Puterbaugh, eEye's senior director of product marketing.
Much as home invasion experts do a house tour to look for open windows and broken locks, network security professionals should be called in to find the holes and flaws in a company's IT infrastructure and systems, said security experts on Thursday. During Ziff Davis Internet's Security Virtual Tradeshow, panelists offered advice on how companies can assess which type of professional firms are right for them, what type of protections to put in place, and why it's important to set long-term security goals.
Computer scientists at the University of California at Berkeley have found a new way to crack computer passwords: By listening.
Phone service is abruptly cut off at a Wall Street brokerage after a hacker launches a full-scale denial-of-service attack, flooding the firm's voice servers with registration requests. An Internet worm makes its way from a retail giant's data network to its voice network, shutting down call centers and costing millions in lost revenue. An imposter enters the phone network of a top government agency and makes away with classified information by spoofing his caller ID.
Imagine being in a restaurant, sipping coffee, when you suddenly receive this SMS: “Looking bewitching in your pink top.”
Maybe you decide to ignore it as a prank. But the next one could cause you panic: “Wonder what u’d look like without the pink top.”
The mobile phone’s vulnerability to hacking has put millions at risk.
“One could now steal everything in your mobile: e-mails, bank and passport details — everything that you consider personal and confidential,” says the teenage guru of ethical hacking, Ankit Fadia.