Posted on October 13, 2010 by infogrip-tech
Microsoft really outdid themselves this month by releasing the biggest patch Tuesday ever and fixing a whopping 49 vulnerabilities. Computer World reports that there are 16 groups of patches total and two patches in particular should get priority. One is patch MS10-071 for Internet Explorer and the other is for Windows, number MS10-076. Microsoft feels that it is very likely that attack code will be developed targeting the vulnerabilities fixed by those two patches.
Posted on August 04, 2010 by infogrip-computer-support
All the common browsers are subject to exploits that use the auto-complete feature to force them to give up personal data, as presented at Black Hat security conference last week. Computer World reports that the presentation “Breaking browsers: Hacking Auto-Complete” is by Jeremiah Grossman, the CTO of WhiteHat Security. None of the techniques used were that difficult and the data that can be gathered from auto-complete includes names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and sometimes passwords, credit card numbers, and search entries. That data can be used to break into bank or email accounts, or to set the victim up for more malware that can get more data out of them. (more…)