After a Turkish Internet certificate authority "mistakenly" issues two unauthorized e-documents used to verify Web site authenticity, another organization creates a fraudulent certificate that could let it impersonate various Google sites. Browser makers have responded.
Instead of blocking bad stuff at individual computers, Metacert will filter out sites it identifies as nasty across your entire home network. Larry Magid talks with CEO Paul Walsh.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has found a security hole in Safari, with which a hacker could run arbitrary code at the privilege level of the current user account if the victim visits a malicious Web page.
Creator of PhoneSnoop program that can be used to eavesdrop on BlackBerry calls releases a new program to help protect users from stealth spyware apps.
A "highly critical," unspecified hole in the graphical user interface client for the German company's ERP software can cause IE to crash in an exploitable manner, advisories warn.
Google has launched a security response team called oCERT to help improve open-source security. It's a welcome addition to Google's portfolio of open-source efforts.
Additional 'Code Red' warning from CERT
DataCert announced on Tuesday it received a $5 million second round of funding from Palmetto Partners, Kestrel Document Services and prior investor UPS. The Houston, Texas-based company has raised a total of $7.2 million with this latest round. DataCert's ShareDoc software allows companies to transfer encrypted invoices and documents over the Internet. The company currently markets its software to the legal industry, but it plans to expand its efforts to insurance and healthcare companies by next year. See complete list.
CERT Alert: Malicious HTML tags in web pages