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Archive for March, 2010

Only One In Seven Consumer AV Tools Catch New ‘Aurora’ Variants

NSS Labs says its new test shows emphasis on antivirus exploit detection flawed, but others disagree

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading
Mar 11, 2010 | 04:20 PM

Most antivirus products don’t detect new variants of the exploit used in the so-called “Operation Aurora” attacks on Google, Adobe, and other U.S. companies, according to a new test conducted by NSS Labs.

www.darkreading.com/vulnerability_management/security/antivirus/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223600014

New IE Zero-Day Flaw Being Used In Targeted Attacks

Microsoft issues special Internet Explorer 6 and 7 security advisory along with Patch Tuesday patches
Mar 09, 2010 | 02:13 PM

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading

¬†Microsoft is warning today about a newly discovered and unpatched flaw in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 that’s being exploited in the wild.

www.darkreading.com/vulnerability_management/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223300129&cid=nl_DR_DAILY_2010-03-11_h

Laptop theft can be reduced by turning off WiFi

02 March 2010
Credant Technologies, the endpoint data security specialist, has warned laptop users to turn off their WiFi signals when not in use to prevent the use of low-cost scanners tracking down the machines.
www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/7750/laptop-theft-can-be-reduced-by-turning-off-wifi/

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