Microsoft Outlook users targeted in phishing attempt

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Trend Micro is warning about a phishing attempt that targets users of Microsoft Outlook. The phishing e-mail arrives in Outlook e-mail inboxes and looks like it comes from Microsoft. It prompts recipients to reconfigure their Outlook by clicking on a link that leads to a Web site that asks for account ...

Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a new vulnerability in Microsoft DirectX. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if user opened a specially crafted QuickTime media file. Microsoft is aware of limited, active attacks that use this exploit code. While our investigation is ongoing, our investigation so far ...

L0phtCrack 6 Released

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

L0phtCrack 6 is packed with powerful features such as scheduling, hash extraction from 64 bit Windows versions, multiprocessor algorithms, and networks monitoring and decoding. Yet it is still the easiest to use password auditing and recovery software available. Password Scoring L0phtCrack 6 provides a scoring metric to quickly assess password quality. Passwords ...

TrueCrypt 6.2 Released

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. New features in 6.2: The I/O pipeline now uses read-ahead buffering, which improves read performance especially on solid-state drives, typically by 30-50%.  (Windows) Improvements, bug fixes, and security enhancements: The boot loader now supports motherboards with BIOSes that reserve large amounts ...

AutoRun changes in Windows 7

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) have announced some AutoRun changes for Windows 7. Currently Conficker and other malware is taking advantage of the AutoRun functionality as a spreading mechanism. AutoRun is used to start some programs automatically when a CD or another media is inserted into a computer. The main ...