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RIM: Disable JavaScript on Your BlackBerry for Security

Research in Motion is urging BlackBerry users to disable JavaScript on their smartphones after a major vulnerability was exposed at this year's Pwn2Own hacker challenge. According to the company, the security hole could allow a hacker to gain access to the device's data if a user stumbles upon any "maliciously designed" websites. The vulnerability only exposes data stored on a user's media card...

'SMS of Death' Bug Targets Basic Cell Phones, Could Shut Down Entire Networks

Share German researchers have discovered a brand new vulnerability in basic cell phones, which, if exploited properly, could easily cripple mobile networks on a scarily large scale. Researchers Collin Mulliner and Nico Golde introduced the bug at the recent Chaos Computer Club Congress in Berlin. The pair reportedly discovered it after setting up their own private GSM network, which allowed...

IE Bug Gives Hackers Control Over Your PC, Microsoft Offers Band-Aid

Microsoft has discovered a new vulnerability in its Internet Explorer browser that could allow hackers to take control over unprotected PCs. The new bug, which was discovered in all versions of the browser, exposes Explorer's memory management system. If exploited, the vulnerability could allow hackers and cybercriminals to inject their own malicious code into a given computer and seize control of...

YouPorn, Perez Hilton Exploit Bug to Obtain Your Browsing History

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have discovered a bug that many sites are using to track the browsing behavior of their visitors. The flaw was found on some 485 websites, including YouPorn, Perez Hilton and Wired, and reportedly reveals all of the other sites that each user has previously visited. Of the 485 sites affected by the bug, 63 were found to be copying the data,...

Find a Security Hole in Google, Make Some Extra Cash

Amateur Web wizards will soon be able to make a little extra cash on Google, thanks to a new security rewards program that the company unveiled. The new program is essentially a duplicate of Google Chrome's vulnerability reward service, which offers cash compensation to anyone who discovers security holes on the Web browser. Now, vulnerability hunters can troll for weaknesses on more Google...

McAfee Update Sends Windows XP Machines into Reboot Loop

McAfee perfectly illustrated today why you're supposed to thoroughly test software updates before pushing them out to the general public. Consumers and IT support personnel around the country found themselves in a nightmare situation this afternoon; at best, their Windows XP-based machines simply couldn't connect to a network, but more often than not were stuck in an endless loop of reboots. ...

New Cyber Threat Study Delivers Surprising Results

The SANS Institute, an IT security education and research group, has released a study of computer and network vulnerabilities that can only be described as massive. Involving some 15,000 organizations, the study is one of the first to offer hard data about the the number and severity of digital threats across the entire computing landscape. According to the data collected by SANS, the biggest...

Yet Another Security Flaw Hits Firefox 3.5 Web Browser

Here at Switched, we're big fans of Firefox, the once alternative Web browser from Mozilla that, within a few years, has become hugely popular, with nearly one in four Web surfers using it today. We quickly downloaded the 3.5 release when it was made available a few weeks ago -- alas, a raft of security warnings are making us wonder whether that was necessarily the best idea. Not long after the...

Serious Internet Explorer Flaw Leaves Windows Users Vulnerable

You know things are bad when Microsoft is trying to draw attention to its latest security flaw. A new vulnerability is affecting Internet Explorer users who are running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 (do the latter even exist anymore?), allowing hackers to take control of victims' PCs remotely. The risk of infection and hijacking is very serious since a user simply has to visit a Web site to...

PowerPoint Users Vulnerable to Trojan Attacks

Once merely the bane of presentation attendees, Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation tool is now the bane of security experts everywhere, and the latest in a long line of Microsoft vulnerabilities. Microsoft has issued a warning, telling people to be careful when opening PowerPoint presentation files. This latest security hole allows hackers to run malicious code remotely if a user opens one of...

Adobe's Reader and Acrobat Under Virus Threat, Fix a Month Away

Just about every week we have some new browser vulnerability to report, with some new flaw appearing in IE or Firefox that could let a hacker access your precious infos. Today, it's another flaw that's been discovered, but not in one particular browser. Instead, it's in something that's rather more commonly used: Adobe's Reader and Acrobat. According to Adobe's indications, the software programs...

'Clickjacking' Threat Hits Firefox and Chrome

Another day, another security risk, and while it pains us to bring you all this dire news so frequently, we figure someone has to keep you in the loop. Today's warning has to do with a new type of subversive Internet attack called clickjacking, in which you're tricked into clicking on links or buttons you can't see, possibly granting others access to your personal information. Two of the web's...