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Hackers publish two more Windows attacks

Dec 02, 20052 mins

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Hackers publish two more Windows attacks, 12/02/05

Hackers have given system administrators two more reasons to update users’ Windows PCs. Over the past two days, they have published two more samples of software that could be used to attack an unpatched Windows system, bringing the tally of new Windows attacks released into circulation this week to four.

Panda fixes flaw in anti-virus products, 12/02/05

Panda Software has fixed a flaw in its anti-virus products that could have allowed an attack resulting in control over a user’s computer, a company spokesman said Friday.

Cisco IOS security hole surfaces in Web server code, 11/30/05

Security researchers this week said they discovered a hole in the Web server code in Cisco’s IOS software. The flaw could allow attackers – armed only with knowledge of the Cisco device’s IP address – to gain administrative control of a Cisco device or run arbitrary code on the machine, according to claims.

Google’s Gmail gains virus scanning capability, 12/01/05

Google has added a virus scanning feature to its Gmail Web mail service, complementing the existing virus protection based on blocking certain types of file attachments, such as executables.

F-Secure buys network monitoring company, 12/01/05

Finnish security vendor F-Secure has acquired network monitoring appliance vendor ROMmon. The deal, which was completed Wednesday, will give F-Secure a new device to add to its line of security products for ISPs.

Via releases security kit for Linux, Windows developers, 12/01/05

Via Technologies, the Taiwanese chip developer, has released a software developer kit aimed at strengthening data protection by ensuring that writers of Windows and Linux code can tie their security features to the hardware encryption capabilities of …

Radware buys IPS/IDS vendor V-Secure for $15 million, 11/30/05

Momentum for switch makers buying securing companies rolled on this week, as Radware announced plans to purchase IPS vendor V-Secure for $15 million.

Infoblox teams with Lucent on IP address management, 11/30/05

Infoblox Tuesday announced a module for its IP address management appliance that works with Lucent Technologies’ VitalQIP management software.

HP buys identity vendor, 11/30/05

HP Wednesday turned a licensing agreement into an acquisition when it signed a deal to buy Trustgenix, which develops a federated identity server.