Tag Archives: Microsoft

Internet Explorer flaw allows attackers to track your mouse movements

Posted December 14, 2012 An Internet Explorer vulnerability allows hackers to track mouse cursor movement anywhere on the screen, even if a given window is inactive, unfocused or minimised. It can also compromise the security of virtual keyboards and keypads, thereby thwarting their use against keyloggers. Here’s more.  

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Microsoft: piracy is getting virusy

Posted October 11, 2012 Microsoft says that malware is increasingly being found in pirated downloads. Are you putting your computer at risk by illegally downloading copyrighted movies, music and software? Here’s more.

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Microsoft muffs up browser choices for Windows 7 users, Europe isn’t happy

Posted July 18, 2012 Although ordered to let Windows users choose which browser they would prefer, a Microsoft “technical error” meant 28 million Windows 7 users were given no choice at all. Read more here. 

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Gmail accounts targeted by ‘state-sponsored attackers’ using Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability

Posted June 15, 2012 Both Google and Microsoft have put out alerts about an unpatched, zero-day hole in Internet Explorer that is actively being exploited in the wild. If you’re using IE & Windows, install Microsoft’s Fix-it workaround immediately. I also included a bunch of tips from Graham on how to protect your Gmail account from […]

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Microsoft and Yahoo are selling us to politicians, Facebook and Google are keeping out of it

Posted June 13, 2012 Microsoft and Yahoo are selling politicians the ability to target online ads to voters by name, zip code and other data they’ve collected from us. I think the word for this is pimping. Read it. 

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Skype knew about IP address security flaw since November 2010

Posted May 3, 2012 Skype learned about a security hole that reveals users’ IP addresses about 18 months ago, according to the security researchers who discovered the vulnerability. Here’s the story.

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Windows Phone 7.5 susceptible to SMS hack

A researcher has discovered a flaw in Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” that can crash the message center by simply receiving a malformed SMS, Tweet or Facebook message. Here’s the story.

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DirectAccess and the VPN Dragon

Windows 7’s DirectAccess is a win for users: convenient network access, no virtual private network needed. But it’s a stickier prospect vis-a-vis security and administration. For this IT Expert Voice article, I got input from LOPSA, an early Windows 7 user and Sophos’ Chester Wisniewski. Check out the full article here.

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