At the two-day Pwn2own contest last week, all major web software were “pwned”. Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and organised by HP-owned Zero-Day Initiative, a total of US$850,000 in prize money was paid out to winners. Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers were hacked successfully, as well as Adobe Reader and Flash.
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Apple has released software update v10.9.2 for all OS X Mavericks users. The update includes improvements to stability, compatibility and security.
Buffer, popular social networking management system, was reportedly hacked on Saturday. Joel Gascoigne, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Buffer, revealed the compromise two hours after the incident. Affected users may have experienced spam posts sent from Buffer.
Norton by Symantec has announced the release of the latest versions of its award-winning Norton core security products. The new versions featured improved protection and performance and are designed for compatibility with the new features of Windows 8.1.
Leading business assurance technology provider, Blue Coat Systems has announced that it will acquire Solera Networks, the industry’s leading provider of big data security intelligence and analytics for advanced threat protection. The strategic acquisition is expected to close within the next 30 days.
Fact: We take for granted that our desktop PCs, notebooks, smartphones and tablets are safe from viruses, malware, trojans and other security vulnerabilities. As the world gets more and more mobile; and increasingly open and social, protection becomes even more vital. So to ensure you’re all well protected, we’re giving away 5 copies of Norton 360 Everywhere Multi-Device*, courtesy of […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 February 2013, – Counterfeit software is a very common thing in Malaysia. A Microsoft study found that one in two PCs running counterfeit software in Malaysia were infected with malware. Potentially dangerous malware such as “Zeus” Trojan was also found in one of them as well.
A professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, Xuxian Jiang, discovered that Google‘s application verification service that detects malicious apps on Android has a detection rate of below 20%.
In a closed session with selected media recently, Sourcefire, Inc., announced and launched its latest FirePOWER network security appliance in Malaysia. FirePOWER helps to significantly protect businesses from sophisticated malware threats, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks.
Researchers from North Carolina State University recently published a video demonstrating how a mobile app can simulate the reception of a SMS message from a spoofed source. In a blog post on Symantec’s official blog, Symantec reportedly found SMS spoofing codes in 200 apps found on Google Play Store, with millions of combined downloads. SMS spoofing can be used for numerous malicious intentions, including […]
Web security and WAN optimisation specialist, Blue Coat Systems, Inc, has announced that Albert Kuo, formerly a HP executive, has been appointed general manager and vice president of field operations for Asia Pacific. Kuo brings with him more than 15 years of sales success experience in the Asia Pacific region. His new role will see him responsible for all aspects […]
Google recently gave out rewards to people who alerted them on flaws or security vulnerabilities for their Chrome browser in an ongoing initiative to make their software safe and more secure. One hacker managed to do exactly that and was handsomely rewarded for his efforts. The hacker codenamed “Pinkie Pie”, a character from the popular cartoon ‘My Little Pony’, managed […]