Fake Microsoft Security Alerts Crop Up

With Microsoft’s monthly patch release expected on Tuesday, scammers are sending out fake security bulletins that attempt to install malicious software on victim’s computers. The e-mail messages claim to describe a “Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer” that fixes a critical security flaw in the browser. It comes with a link entitled “Download this update.” … Read more

New Zero-Day Bugs in Internet Explorers and Firefox

A noted security researcher disclosed four new zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft and Mozilla’s browsers, including a critical flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) and a “major” bug in Firefox. Michael Zalewski, who regularly publishes browser flaw findings, posted details on the Full-disclosure mailing list for cookie-stealing, keystroke-snooping, malicious downloading and site-spoofing bugs. The most serious of … Read more