Security

Microsoft offers workarounds to thwart IE attacks

The Internet Explorer 7 browser security issue is under investigation by Microsoft, with users expecting a patch or an update to fix the problem. According to Symantec, the problem affects the XML parsing engine of IE 7 and the library MSHTML.DLL.

Commission of experts stresses need to bolster cybersecurity

In the most controversial of recommendations to be released by a commission of technology experts, it is being proposed that cyber security work be consolidated under a top White House official, so as to enable use of diplomatic, intelligence and military tools to confront threats in cyberspace.

Koobface worm spreads on Facebook, efforts on to check it

Researchers say that the 'Koobface' worm - which has been circulating through the popular social networking service, Facebook - is still on the loose, despite Facebook's efforts of cleaning up the mess.

Facebook hit by computer virus called Koobface

A computer virus dubbed ‘Koobface’ is being spread through the messaging system of social networking sites, like Facebook and MySpace, posing to the users a threat similar to other malware attacks over the years. Users whose computers are infected may have their credit card numbers stolen or their searches on Google, Yahoo and MSN diverted to deceptive Web sites.

Microsoft-RSA collaboration for data loss prevention

In an announcement on Thursday, Microsoft and RSA - the security division of EMC - disclosed their plans of integrating RSA's data loss prevention (DLP) technology with the Windows platform - which implies an expanded technology partnership between the two around digital rights management in the enterprise.

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