Google's Project Zero vulnerability research team has published details of a flaw in the Microsoft Windows 10 Edge and Internet Explorer 11 browsers that allow them to be remotely crashed - without waiting for a fix to be released.
A 'zombie script' could allow attackers to deluge Internet Explorer 11 users with pop-up alerts until they close the tab.
David Bisson reports.
Guess what happened after vulnerability researchers published proof-of-concept code exploiting an Internet Explorer vulnerability?
A notorious exploit kit incorporated the code into its own arsenal.
David Bisson reports.
As long as there are people in the business of finding and exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities, we're likely to keep on finding ourselves installing emergency patches.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Apparently, Microsoft is not so keen on the name "Internet Explorer" any more.
Find out what they've got planned, and some of my suggestions for a new name.
Make sure you have a back-up browser on your PC, just in case you need to check a Symantec support advisory next time a Norton security update busts Internet Explorer.
A serious security flaw in Internet Explorer has been uncovered that could be exploited by malicious hackers to launch convincing phishing attacks and inject malicious code into users' browsers as they visit websites.
Learn more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Adobe has warned that online criminals are attacking Internet Explorer and Firefox users via an as-yet-unpatched zero day vulnerability in Adobe Flash.
Do you know how to enable Click to Play in your browser to protect yourself?
Ahead of schedule, Adobe begins to automatically update Flash against another actively-exploited security hole.
Two critical security vulnerabilities, being actively exploited by online criminals, have been discovered in Adobe Flash.
There has been a patch released for one of them, but not the other one...
Security researchers have discovered a criminal campaign exploiting the YouTube platform, where some of the site's most popular videos have had malicious adverts displayed alongside them.
Learn more in my article on the Optimal Security blog.
The single most popular browser on computer desktops around the world is Internet Explorer 8 – and its days are officially numbered.
Read more in my article on the Optimal Security blog.
Thinking of spending some time perusing Japanese porn websites before you do your online banking? Security researchers at ESET have analysed an organised malware campaign that stole the login credentials of online banking customers after infecting PCs that had visited X-rated websites.
Read more in my article on the We Live Security website.
It's that time of the month again.
Make sure your computers are properly patched, with the latest security fixes from Microsoft and Adobe.
Microsoft has published limited information about the security bulletins it will be publishing on 10 June, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday round-up.
So this is it. The big one. We’ve had false starts before, but this time Microsoft really *are* going to tell the world about security vulnerabilities in Windows and *not* patch them in XP.
Learn more in my article for Lumension's Optimal Security blog.