IE Bug: How to Protect Yourself from Remote Attacks

All IE versions from 6 to 9, except 10 are exposed to Active Scripting vulnerability which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on user's machine. Microsoft has suggested Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit as a temporary fix for the bug.

Microsoft Warns of Conflicker Worm, Read Guidelines

Microsoft yesterday released a security report which says that Conflicker (Kido) worm is back and may target Windows PCs again. The company has also released some guidelines for its Operating System users.

Microsoft India's Usernames and Passwords Info Exposed

User name and password details for users at Microsoft India Web Store was hacked by a Chinese hacker group. If you are one of the victim and have used the same login id/e-mail and password on any other online service, you should change it immediately.

Microsoft Xbox Live Users - Beware of Fake E-mails

Many of Xbox users are reporting that they were scammed by a fake email. The phishing e-mail sent users to a fake website where they were asked to give personal information like credit card details, e-mail and house address. Beware of those emails.

Apple Calling iPod nano (1st generation) for Replacement

Apple has decided to replace those units of iPod nano (1st generation) which are facing battery overheating problem due to some manufacturing defect. Affected iPod nanos were sold between September 2005 and December 2006. You may order a replacement unit via the web.

Adidas Website Suspended After Cyber Attack

Sportswear maker Adidas has suspended its website after a cyber attack. Company is saying that consumer data is not impacted at all, though investigation is going on. The affected sites has been taken down in order to protect visitors.

Skype Users Can be Traced by Hackers : Researchers Uncovered

A team of international researchers uncovered some flaw in Skype that can allow a hacker to track and spy on Skype users. The flaw lets hackers to determine the IP address of the Skype user thereby indicating the ISP and location of the user through any geo-IP mapping services. One can even be traced behind a firewall.

Another Security Risk Found in HTC Android Smartphones

Android based several HTC smartphones are exposed with another security flaw. The flaw could allow some net-enabled apps to access user's personal information such as call history, user accounts, GPS data and SMS data. HTC admitted the risk but patch is still not provided.

Harvard University's Website Hacked

Harvard University website was hacked yesterday by a group called "Syrian Electronic Army." Hackers placed an image of Syria's president, Bashar el-Assad, along with a message accusing the United States of involvement in the uprisings against President Assad. "Syrian Electronic Army Were Here", the words of the message.