Bot breaks Hotmail’s CAPTCHA in 6 seconds

Monday, April 14th, 2008

A new bot can crack defenses erected by Microsoft to keep spammers from creating large numbers of accounts on its Live Hotmail service within seconds, a security researcher said Friday. Dan Hubbard, vice president of security research at Websense, said the bot broke Live Hotmail's CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing Test ...

Tuning The Windows Vista Firewall

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

At first glance, the Windows Vista firewall is disappointing to say the least. On the surface, it looks like a Windows XP leftover. In fact, the firewall's user interface in Windows Vista is nearly identical to the interface found in Windows XP. There aren't even any new configuration options available. The ...

FormFox

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

I've just recently caught wind of a Firefox plugin called FormFox.  Here's the description from the website: Do you know where your form information is going? This extension displays the form action (the site to which the information you've entered is being sent.) In any place where you can enter data, ...

Does IE 8 Equal Safer Surfing?

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Microsoft is promising that the upcoming IE (Internet Explorer) 8 will be the safest and most secure version of its Web browser yet. Of course, everyone has heard this song before. Still, with the addition of two significant new security features, it's hard to argue that the new release won't ...