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Microsoft investigates unpatched flaw that affects users running IE7 and IE8

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft on Sunday confirmed it’s investigating an unpatched bug in VBScript that hackers could exploit to plant malware on Windows XP machines running Internet Explorer (IE). The flaw could be used by attackers to inject malicious code onto victims’ PCs, said Maurycy Prodeus, the Polish security analyst with iSEC Security Research who revealed the vulnerability

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SpywareBlaster 4.2

by Shanmuga

SpywareBlaster, a free prevention software that protects against installation of various Malware and other potentially unwanted software is updated to version 4.2. This freeware works by protecting major web browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox. According to the author, this release provides enhanced protection, performance, and bug fixes. The version 4.2 runs on Windows versions

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Microsoft Announces Availability of Internet Explorer 8

by Shanmuga

"Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Windows Internet Explorer 8, the new Web browser that offers the best solution for how people use the Web. Internet Explorer 8 is easier to use, faster and offers leading-edge security features in direct response to people’s increasing concerns about online safety. A new study commissioned by Microsoft and

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Firefox hits record market share

by Shanmuga

"Firefox has been playing with the 20% market share mark for some time now. Back in July we reported that the browser has begun jumping over 20% on several days and this trend has solidified since then. In October, Firefox’ average market share as measured by Net Applications was 19.97%, up 0.51 points from 19.46%

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Spyware then and now

by Shanmuga

Google brought back its oldest available index from the year 2001 on the occasion of its 10th birthday. It brought back certain nostalgic memories…I was into my second PC, a Compaq. That was the year I first got the internet connection at home through a 56kbps dial-up connection and that was the year I truly

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Critical flaws found in MySpace, Facebook ActiveX controls

by Shanmuga

"Bugs in the ActiveX controls on popular social networking sites Facebook and MySpace can be used by hackers to snatch control of Windows PCs, security experts said today. Initially made public by researcher Elazar Broad on the Full Disclosure security mailing list, the vulnerabilities are in a pair of ActiveX controls that Facebook and MySpace

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