Moving users from Windows XP is becoming more of a priority for Microsoft as we get closer to the official retirement date, so the company continues to urge everyone to embrace Windows 7 or Windows 8. This time, Chris Hallum, a Microsoft senior product manager, told TechRadar in a statement that Windows 8 is the most secure Windows operating system to date, while also … [Read more...] about Windows XP Is 21 Times More Likely to Be Exploited than Windows 8, Claims Microsoft
The Linux/Cdorked malware found infecting Apache Web servers continues to spread via an unknown means, with new versions found that are engineered for widely-used Lighttpd and NGINX servers. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9239003/Stealthy_Web_server_malware_spreads_further … [Read more...] about Stealthy Web server malware spreads further
March 15, The H – (International) Researchers have developed an attack for use against the SSL/TLS encryption algorithm used in secure internet connections. The attack remains theoretical, but could form the basis for future attacks. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Anothercrypto-attack-on-SSL-TLS-encryption-1823227.html … [Read more...] about Another crypto-attack on SSL/TLS encryption.
March 15, Softpedia – (International) A report by Mandiant focusing on advanced persistent threats (APTs) outlined several findings, including that there are on average 243 days between an attacker gaining access and when the attack is … [Read more...] about It takes 243 days to discover a sophisticated attack.