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2007.02.01 Daily Security Reading

by on Feb.01, 2007, under Security

Software security vulnerabilities to grow

Security research company, Internet Security Systems, anticipates a continued rise in profit-motivated attacks, including an increased focus on the Web browser and image-based spam. See the full IBM ISS X-Force 2006 Trend Statistics report (pdf).

Script wreaks havoc on MySpace

A handful of enterprising people – at least one of them a teen – has devised a Javascript that allows its owner to temporarily access the browser’s MySpace account.

Why Anti-Virus Profiling is inadequate and Why Anti Virus is Dead (pdf)

There are two techniques that AV products use to try to spot viruses.

Internet Explorer at Zero-Day Risk

A security research firm is warning that all versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer are at risk from a vulnerability that could trigger a denial of service attack on end-users.

Spam Made Up 94% Of All E-Mail In December

Legitimate e-mail now constitutes a rounding error when compared with spam, thanks to a standing army of more than a million zombie PCs waging war on in-boxes worldwide on any given day. At a local level I can confirm this – at the gateways I look after for the company I work for we saw 96% incoming attempted messages as spam in both Dec 2006 and Jan 2007.

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