Friday, December 08, 2006

Secure your computer now

Malformed MIMEs can bypass AV

Over on Quantenblog, they're reporting that malformed MIME attachements can, in some cases, be used to bypass email AV filtering. It works like this:

Read more HERE.

Microsoft IE DOS Vulnerability

An attacker may exploit this issue by enticing victims into viewing malicious HTML content. A proof of concept has been provided. Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches for this issue.

Read more HERE.

Acrobat flaw now on the critical list

Adobe users are being urged to upgrade their software after the firm reassessed the impact of a recently discovered vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat 7. The flaw, first discovered last month, was initially thought capable only of crashing Adobe's software. Subsequent investigation revealed the flaw also creates a potential means for hackers to run hostile code in cases where Windows users running the affected software and IE (though not other browsers) visit maliciously constructed websites.

Read more HERE.

If you insist on using Adobe Reader the latest [bug free] version 8 was released December 5th. You can download all 21MB HERE.

Or you might like to download Foxit Reader 2.0 for Windows - all 1.5Mb - HERE.


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