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A security initiative from Google hopes to identify and put a stop to previously unknown, unpatched bugs that threaten the Web at large.
An Internet Explorer 8 vulnerability goes unfixed by Microsoft for more than half a year, reports the Zero Day Initiative.
The flaw, which is being leveraged in "limited, targeted attacks," allows remote code execution, Microsoft warns.
Vulnerability allowed a "drive-by attack" of malware installation when computers visited a malicious Web site.
Computers infected with malware after visiting a "strategically important Web site," security firm FireEye warns.
The company says two vulnerabilities are being actively exploited and recommends that Windows and Mac OS X users of the browser plug-in update their systems immediately.
Next week's patches will shore up holes in Windows and Office, but a permanent fix for the latest bug in Internet Explorer is still in the works.
Launching its new Anti-Exploit software, Malwarebytes sets out to seal up the most-feared security gaps in browsers, PDF readers, Java, and Microsoft Office.
A Bloomberg report says the agency knew about the Heartbleed security flaw that's sent sites like Google scrambling to patch their systems -- but it kept it secret and used it to spy. The agency, however, says that's not so.
Google wants technology firms to cut down on the amount of time it takes to fix zero day vulnerabilities, but some are crying foul.