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New year brings familiar security threats

Hackers and security professionals welcome the new year with the same old anxieties.

The holiday didn't mean much in the way of time off for hackers or security professionals. You could say that the new year was welcomed by the same old anxieties.

Open-source developer is attempting to ensure that a patch exists for every flaw found by the Month of Apple Bugs project.
January 3, 2007

Publication of yet-to-be-patched QuickTime vulnerability kicks off month in which researchers will publish an Apple software bug each day.
January 2, 2007

Security hole that affected several Google services exposed the address books of Gmail users, a potential treasure trove for spammers.
January 2, 2007

blog Sample attack code that exploits the vulnerability allows only for privilege escalation, not remote code execution, Microsoft says.
January 2, 2007

Security experts warn of a Trojan horse disguised as celebratory e-mail that could turn a PC into a spamming zombie.
December 29, 2006

Hacker posts details of how he unlocked the encryption that prevents high-definition discs from illegal copying.
December 28, 2006

Cybercrooks found Microsoft's "Patch Tuesdays" too tempting to pass up. Apple, too, had a rough year when it came to security.
December 28, 2006