Cat-and-mouse games in security

Is your PC a drug mule? Also: Keeping up with the latest flaws, hacker exploits and software patches.

CNET News staff
2 min read

New threats keep popping up as software makers plug holes. Is the next worm coming?

Gmail gets security upgrade

Google bolsters security for its e-mail program, but only long after rivals offer similar message-scanning features.
December 2, 2005

Is your PC a drug mule?

CNET Reviews Hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide are being hijacked for criminal activity. Here's what you can do to keep from being part of the problem.
December 2, 2005

Flaws found in RealNetworks media player

Two RealPlayer flaws could let attackers commandeer Windows PCs running the software, eEye Digital warns.
December 2, 2005

More exploits out for Windows flaws

Users should be shielded from two new attack codes if they use security updates. It's the unpatched flaws that cause worry.
December 1, 2005

White knight rescues Kerio's free firewall

Sunbelt Software will acquire the Kerio Personal Firewall, saving the popular consumer security product from the chop.
December 1, 2005

Trojan horse rides on unpatched IE flaw

Windows users could lose control of their systems by simply visiting a Web site hosting malicious code, Microsoft warns.
November 30, 2005

Sober leads charts as month's biggest attack

At its peak, the latest variant of the worm accounted for one out of every 13 e-mails sent, expert says.
November 30, 2005

Apple releases OS X security patches

"Highly critical" security updates address more than a dozen vulnerabilities in the Mac OS X operating system.
November 30, 2005

Danger level rises for Perl app flaws

A type of security hole in applications written in the popular open-source scripting language may be much more serious than thought.
November 29, 2005

Code exploits Windows flaw in image file handling

Attack takes advantage of a "critical" vulnerability Microsoft provided a fix for earlier this month.
November 29, 2005

Sun plugs serious holes in Java

Five risky flaws could let intruders remotely run code on vulnerable computers loaded with Windows, Linux or Solaris.
November 28, 2005

Exploit out for 'critical' Windows bug

Code crashes vulnerable computers by taking advantage of a hole Microsoft provided a fix for in October.
November 28, 2005

previous coverage

Inside Symantec's security bunker

What goes on behind the locked underground doors, as the company hunts down hacking attacks and tracks botnets?
Photos: Symantec under ground
November 28, 2005

Latest Sober threatens e-mail gateways

Worm is generating a flood of e-mail traffic, which could hit corporate systems like a mini denial-of-service attack.
November 23, 2005

Attackers switching to applications, media players

Online criminals are shifting their attacks from operating systems to media players and software programs.
November 22, 2005