Tag Archive | "microsoft"


13 December 2007 | 14,841 views

Microsoft Plugs 11 Serious Flaws in December Update

Seen as though we’ve been having a good bash on Microsoft recently, here’s some more relevant news. The December update from Microsoft has delivered patches for 11 series flaws spanning both IE6 & IE7 and all their currently supported operating systems (Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista). So if you are running Windows, make [...]

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11 December 2007 | 5,172 views

Serious Flaw in Popular Media Players from Microsoft and AOL

It looks like there is a fairly serious vulnerability in some of the popular media player packages out in the wild packaged as a MP4 file (due to the MP4 codec from 3ivx), it effects Windows Media Player 6.4 and Windows Media Player Classic, which are made by Microsoft, and AOL’s Winamp version 3.5. All [...]

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30 August 2007 | 7,821 views

Microsoft UK Defaced by Saudi Hackers

A while back Microsoft UK got hacked by some Saudi Hackers, Microsoft is always one of the top targets for renegades and ‘cyber-terrorists’ as the high profile nature of the company can give some publicity to their causes. This was less than a month after Technet got owned. I don’t think they are ever going [...]

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28 August 2007 | 7,268 views

Vista Security Feature – Teredo Protocol Analysis

Teredo is a platform-independent protocol developed by Microsoft, which is enabled by default in Windows Vista. Teredo provides a way for nodes located behind an IPv4 NAT to connect to IPv6 nodes on the Internet. However, by tunneling IPv6 traffic over IPv4 UDP through the NAT and directly to the end node, Teredo raises some [...]

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21 August 2007 | 5,684 views

Vista Security Claims Debunked – Figures Skewed

Ah more news about the insecurity of Vista and something we are all pretty aware of…the skewing of figures by Microsoft. Microsoft apparently still hasn’t learned that counting vulnerabilities doesn’t establish some kind of ‘security level’. You can read the report here: Vista 6 Month Vuln Report [PDF] The Microsoft “researcher” claims that Windows Vista [...]

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16 April 2007 | 19,076 views

Microsoft Loves you to Pirate Their Software

I’ve heard this ‘rumour’ plenty of times, I always suspected it was true and Adobe have said similar things about their software. If you are going to pirate, Microsoft wants you to pirate their software as when you go legit you are already locked in to their proprietary system. All the more grounds for OSS [...]

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31 January 2007 | 9,441 views

Visa Security Flaws Prior to Consumer Release

Now Vista is actually out we haven’t heard much about it, before it’s commercial release however there was a lot of flaws released and discussion about the (in)security of the OS. The architecture does seem a lot better.. But still it’s from Microsoft, how long until we get a remote root exploit giving the highest [...]

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04 December 2006 | 6,984 views

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Vulnerability Hits the Streets

This was a while back, but with Microsoft’s security record it’s pretty much inevitable.. Even before release (as with Vista) flaws were found. Introduction A vulnerability has been discovered in Internet Explorer, which can be exploited by malicious people to disclose potentially sensitive information. Please use the test below, to see an example of how [...]

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27 October 2006 | 5,173 views

Security Companies Fight Against Microsoft Security Center

No surprise really? Microsoft and they monopoly strategies, anti-competitive behaviour, nothing new really is it? Microsoft and its security rivals are feuding over a key piece of Windows Vista real estate. The fight is over the display of technology that helps Vista owners manage the security tools on their PC. Symantec, McAfee, Check Point Software [...]

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18 October 2006 | 29,886 views

Mozilla Hires Ex-Microsoft Security Strategist Window Snyder

Looks like Mozilla is toughening it’s stance on security, people have been putting it down lately, especially those from the Microsoft camp as there have been a few flaws. But well, it’s still not part of the operating system, the flaws are generally fixed within a couple of days and the patching system is simple [...]

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