Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Pirated Copies of Windows XP Top Rootkit Target

A study that has been conducted by the AVAST Virus Lab has identified un-patched and pirated versions of Windows XP as the perfect target for rootkit infection. The study found that rootkits infecting via the MBR were responsible for over 62% all rootkit infections. Driver infection made up only 27% of infection. The clear leader [...]

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Microsoft Brazil Website Hacked!

Microsoft.com.br domain was hacked as hackers managed to point the domain name which belongs to Microsoft Brazil to another webserver owned by hackers that display the message “Ms Brazil 0wn3d by TG”  

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Threat Blocking With Network Inspection System (NIS)

False positives high number and complexity of signatures development can makes some intrusion detection and prevention systems useless. How many time you visit an organization especially small to medium business that do have a firewall includes IDS/IPS and the system manager are even not following logs. This can leave all system vulnerable as we have [...]

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MS Warns of Malware Requires System Reinstall

Microsoft informed of a new kind of rootkit that hides in the boot sector MBR. This new malware makes any windows user have to reinstall the whole system to remove it. The new Trojan that Microsoft calls Popureb displays advertisements, and modifies the affected user’s Internet Explorer start page. The Trojan works by: MBR decrypts [...]

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Schema.org Collection of Schemas For Webmasters

New project that involve three biggest search engines on Internet aims to develop new platform for better search results. Google, Bing and Yahoo are working together on Schema.org – project. Companies are hoping that the project will provide developers information to make better use markup schemes that allow search engines to extract data from pages [...]

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Microsoft release the Web Application Configuration Analyzer 2.0

Web Application Configuration Analyzer (WACA) is a tool that scans a server against a set of best practices recommended for pre-production and production servers. The list of best practices is derived from the Microsoft Information Security & Risk Management Deployment Review Standards used internally at Microsoft to harden production and pre-production environments for line of [...]

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Giant Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Next week Microsoft is planning a new Massive Patch Tuesday with about 17 bulletins covers 64 vulnerabilities in Windows Operating System and Components , Microsoft office , Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework and GDI+. 9 of the 17 bulletins are critical and 8 are important , we are expecting that Microsoft going to fix [...]

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