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2006.12.13 Daily Security Reading

by on Dec.13, 2006, under Security

You might consider running a spyware scanner if…

Ajax Worm: Proof-of-Concept

One of the core ingredients of Web 2.0 applications is Ajax encompassed by JavaScript. There is no inherent security weakness in Ajax, but in combination with cross-site-scripting vulnerabilities it can be very dangerous.

Forensic Discovery

by Dan Farmer and Wietse Venema is now online for free.

Password Management Concerns with IE and Firefox, part two

This article presents an analysis of the security mechanisms, risks, attacks, and defenses of the two most commonly used password management systems: those found in Internet Explorer and Firefox. The article specifically addresses IE 6 and 7 and Firefox 1.5 and 2.0.

Kaspersky predicts Vista security holes

Antivirus experts from Kaspersky Labs have predicted that 90 percent of current malware will run on Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows Vista. Although at the moment Vista appears to be more secure than previous Windows operating systems, Kaspersky researchers warned last week that as Vista becomes more popular, it will increasingly become a target for hackers.

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