Feeds

Attack code follows patch update

Patch Tuesday leads to Virus Wednesday

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

On Tuesday, Microsoft released patches to fix 12 security vulnerabilities involving Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Media Player, Word, and PowerPoint. On Wednesday, code appeared online to exploit these holes.

Although the code is circulating, there are currently no reports of it being used in an actual attack.

In a statement to CNet, Microsoft said: "Microsoft is aware that detailed exploit code was published on the internet for some of the vulnerabilities.

"With the exception of MS06-027 (the Word malware that began circulating last month), Microsoft is not currently aware of any active attacks utilising this exploit code...the exploit code does not affect users who have installed all June security updates."

Eight of the twelve updates released were critical and all Windows users are advised to install them as quickly as possible.

More from CNet here. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.