Monthly Archives: January 2009

US-CERT Warning: Microsoft issued faulty fix for Downadup virus

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a warning on Tuesday, and updated it yesterday, regarding the Downadup worm that has infected over 10 million computers so far. They said Microsoft’s original proposed fix does not address all

US researchers develop cloud computing virus protection

Most PC owners nowadays know that it is not a good idea to connect a Windows computer to the Internet before you have installed current anti-virus software. But not even the best anti-virus program can catch every virus, and complete

Researcher: Worm infects 1.1M Windows PCs in 24 hours

It would make ‘one big badass botnet,’ says Finnish security company The computer worm that exploits a months-old Windows bug has infected more than a million PCs in the past 24 hours, a security company said today. Early Wednesday, Helsinki,

12 Hot IT Management Trends for 2009

In 2009, expect a strong focus on IT management initiatives that deliver measurable cost savings in a tight economy; the continued deployment of technologies that enable IT to be managed as a business; and new management challenges introduced by the

Google Releases Web Security Book

This document is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers. Insufficient understanding of these often poorly-documented characteristics is a major contributing factor to