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Security Researcher Warns of Vista Vulnerabilities

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| A New Zealand security researcher is exploring several scenarios in which
| Windows Vista could be attacked and warns more protection is needed for
| users.
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| Ben Hawkes presented his findings at the Black Hat conference, held in Las
| Vegas this month, and will also present them at the Kiwicon conference, to be
| held in Wellington in the end of September.
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| Hawkes' research has uncovered hacking techniques for attacking the Vista
| heap, which is a dynamic memory management component, used by every single
| application, from Microsoft Word to web applications, he says.
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...abilities.html

New Computer Vulnerability Discovered, Affects Microsoft, Intel, HP and Other
Platforms

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| iViZ ,a company that specializes in on-demand penetration testing, announced
| its discovery of a new class of vulnerability. This vulnerability lets
| attackers steal computer boot passwords and reach the pre-boot authentication
| software like hard disk encryption tools. It can result in unauthorized
| access and theft of confidential data, contributing to an already big
| problem; for 2007, the global loss due to data theft was estimated at $40
| billion.
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http://sip-trunking.tmcnet.com/topic...t-intel-hp.htm

Space worm causes concern

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...causes-concern


Recent:

Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ule-cyberspace


Study Says Linux More Secure

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| More than 70 percent people surveyed said they found Red Hat Linux less
| vulnerable to security issues than Microsoft's operating system.
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http://www.techtree.com/India/News/S...88850-580.html


Study: 70 percent say Red Hat more secure than Windows

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...n-windows.html
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