Adobe kills two actively exploited bugs in Reader

Adobe has released updates for its Reader and Acrobat applications that fix two vulnerabilities that attackers were exploiting to seize control of Windows-based machines. Version 9.4.7 of the programs fix two memory-corruption bugs that Adobe says are “being actively exploited in limited, targeted attacks in the wild” against machines running Windows. The same bugs are…

Thai Floods Cause HD Shortage

A hard drive shortage threatens to impact the worldwide computing industry due to the floods in Thailand. The majority of the world’s hard drive factories are located in Thailand and are struggling to recover pre-flood production levels. In the same way the massive earthquake and tsunami damaged Japan’s electronics industry, the flood crisis in Thailand…

What are Managed Services, and Why Should You Care?

What are Managed Services? Managed services let you offload specific IT operations to a service provider, known in tech parlance as a Managed Services Provider. The managed service provider assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for selected IT systems and functions on your behalf. Managed services providers can offer services such as…

Internal Social Network Management

Some companies have decided to tap into the phenomenon of social networking to create similar networks within their own organizations. While this can do wonders with the way every member of the business communicates with each other, it’s important to have proper and specific rules that pertain to its use. With the waves created by…

Major WordPress Vulnerability closed

WordPress 3.3.1 Closes XSS Hole: Version 3.3.1 of the open source WordPress blogging and publishing platform has been released. The maintenance and security update addresses a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability affecting WordPress 3.3. According to a blog post by security researchers Aditya Modha and Samir Shah, the hole affects WordPress instances installed using an IP…

Facebook ClickJacking on the rise

New Facebook Clickjacking Scam Spreads Like Fire: A new and extremely viral clickjacking scam has been spotted targeting curious Facebook users. It hooks them with links to titillating, disgusting or “amazing” videos that their friends apparently “liked”, but once they click on the link, they are redirected to a splash page where they are asked…

Cyber Spies Try Probing U.S. Drone Plans:

China-based hackers for months have been targeting federal agencies and contractors through infected emails apparently to spy on the Pentagon’s drone strategy and other intelligence matters, according to Internet security researchers. … In this case, the hackers used email addresses from military and other government organizations, Jaime Blasco, manager of AlienVault Labs, said Tuesday. ……