Microsoft Warns of Script Attacks in IE

Microsoft is warning Windows users of a new “critical” vulnerability that affects all supported versions of the company’s Windows operating system.
The issue, detailed in Security Advisory 2501696–released last week–details a vulnerability in the way Internet Explorer handles MHTML on certain types of Web pages and document objects. As a result, hackers Continue reading

Ready For Internet Explorer 9

Whats new in Internet Explorer 9? The improvements to Internet Explorer are as much about what you don’t see as what you do see. Internet Explorer 9 has a streamlined design, fewer dialog boxes to click through, more intuitive navigation, and many new features that speed up your web browsing experience. Features like Pinned Sites let you pin your favorite website directly to the taskbar for one-click access. Other features, Continue reading

The 12 Scams of Christmas

Shoppers looking for holiday bargains are already scouring the Web as well as incoming e-mails and text messages for deals — and cyber criminals are quite busy, too, hoping to lure you in with a deal you simply can’t resist.

“We’re all looking for a great deal online, but some sites offer electronics or luxury goods at prices that are too good to be true,” says the Better Business Bureau. Every holiday season BBB hears from holiday shoppers who paid for a supposedly great deal online, but received nothing in Continue reading

Google Issues Formal Apology

Search engine giant Google apologizes for snooping on users.

For a high-tech company that deals more in data than old-fashioned nuts, bolts and sheet metal, Google Inc. has been getting a lot of attention for its car business. Google says the Street View cars it uses to photograph homes and gather a range of navigational and other data, also mistakenly grabbed Continue reading

Internet Explorer 9 beta is here

The question is – should you care?

Windows Internet Explorer 9 browser takes full advantage of the power of your PC to deliver a rich Web experience with fast performance and enables people with websites and Web applications that have the same kind of rich functionality as software installed on Continue reading

Intel Buys McAfee – Should You Care?

Intel’s deal for McAfee comes amid Symantec’s deal for PGP, IBM’s for BigFix, and Hewlett-Packard’s for Fortify.

Security analysts are still digesting the implications of Intel acquiring McAfee for $7.68 billion. The purchase plan comes four months after McAfee was forced to apologize for an antivirus update that shut down Windows XP computers around the world — including PCs at Intel. Continue reading

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