Internet Explorer 10 blocks more malware than Chrome or Firefox, test finds

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 is better at blocking malware downloads than rivals Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera thanks to superior URL and application reputation technology, a new test by NSS Labs has found. Browser security has been getting more and more layered and complex.  How it works and whether it works ...

Microsoft rushes Explorer 8 patch release

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Just 11 days after issuing an advisory, Microsoft has released a patch for a bug in Internet Explorer 8 that bedeviled the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month. Microsoft's speedy release of this patch "is an outstanding example of Microsoft's responsiveness to the security community and their users," wrote Andrew ...

AutoIT makes malware “outrageously easy”

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Security firm Trend Micro has seen an uptick in AutoIT-based malware thanks to the fact that it’s an easy-to-learn language that allows for quick development. It enables everything from simple scripts that change text files to scripts that perform mass downloads with complex GUIs. One commonly seen nefarious AutoIT tool ...

Microsoft confirms exploit in Internet Explorer 8

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Internet Explorer 8 is still the most-used version of Microsoft's web browser family, according to data from Net Applications. Late Friday, Microsoft posted word that it had discovered an exploit in the browser but noted the issue issue does not appear to affect any other versions. Microsoft's Security blog states the exploit could ...

Windows passwords easily guessed by 25-GPU server

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Ever wondered how secure the password to your Windows workstation is? Well, as it turns out, it's pretty insecure when put up against a 25-GPU server cluster running a combination of Linux and freely available password-cracking software suites. Said server, powered by 25 AMD Radeon graphics cards, manages to brute ...