Researchers say the latest version of Java is only in use by a dismal 5 percent of users, and many versions are months or years out of date -- just begging to be exploited.
To help protect users from unsafe links, the social-networking site will use a Websense Web link blacklist service.
One of the critical flaws addressed allows IE 10 to be exploited by attack code placed on compromised Web sites.
Spam message on Orkut is disguised as an official e-mail from the social-networking site, but the links in the message lead to Trojans, Websense says.
Mop.com, which has more than 50 million registered users, has been injected with malicious code.
A plan by Pakistan for a Web-filtering project prompts U.S. firms to take a stance on selling software to be used for government censorship.
Interactive elements have their downside: 95 percent of user-generated comments on blogs, message boards, and chat rooms are either spam or malicious, a new report warns.
Somewhere around 40,000 Web sites have apparently been infected with code that redirects visitors to sites hosting malware, according to a security firm.
Offers supposedly from McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and Hallmark are spreading a new mass-mailing worm, say security vendors.
The bids are now in, but whoever wants a piece of what is almost certainly a juicy contract is keeping quiet--and for good reason.