Category Archives: Technology News

Microsoft patches 1990s-era ‘Ping of Death’

Computerworld - Microsoft today issued 13 security updates that patched 22 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and other software, including one that harked back two decades to something dubbed "Ping of Death." Of Tuesday's 13 updates, called "bulletins" by Microsoft, two were labeled "critical" -- the most-serious rating in the company's four-step score --…
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How to Spot an Android Trojan

Malware that targets Android phones is on the rise. According to a recent report from mobile security specialists at Lookout, Android users are more than twice as likely to encounter nefarious software today than they were six months ago. When did downloading apps become a contact sport? The open nature of the platform and the…
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Google patches 30 Chrome bugs, adds Instant Pages

Google patched 30 vulnerabilities in Chrome today, paying out the third-highest bounty total ever for the bugs that outsiders filed with its security team. The company packaged the patches with an update to Chrome 13, adding Instant Pages to the "stable" channel of the browser. The feature, which Google earlier tucked into Chrome 13 previews,…
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5 Ways To Fight Mobile Malware

A new Android Trojan reminds us of the growing threat to mobile devices. Follow these five simple security tips to protect your smartphones and tablets from mobile malware.   A new Trojan horse app has emerged to target Android devices, and this one's particularly creepy. The app records a user's phone calls and then uploads…
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