Security

Firefox 3.0.9 – Mozilla’s third update to fix 12 security vulnerabilities

mozilla firefoxAccording to a security advisory posted by Mozilla on Tuesday, the recently-released third update of Firefox 3 - Firefox 3.0.9 - patches as many as 12 security vulnerabilities, four of which can be termed 'critical'.

So far as general bugs are concerned, Firefox 3.0.9 - weighing 17.2 MB, and available for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux - fixes problems such as long time taken to submit big forms; non-display of inline image attachments in webmail services, and the loss of cookies.

New military command to coordinate protection of Pentagon computer networks

New military command to coordinate protection of Pentagon computer networksWashington, Apr. 22: The Obama administration plans to create a new military command to coordinate the defense of Pentagon computer networks and improve U. S. offensive capabilities in cyber warfare, according to current and former officials familiar with the plans.

BT Group opens its first ever ‘BT Asia Pacific Security Operation Centre’ in India

BT Group opens its first ever ‘BT Asia Pacific Security Operation Centre’ in IndiaBT India, the Indian subsidiary of BT group, which is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services, has announced the opening of its first ever BT Asia Pacific Security Operations centre (SOC) in India.  

The centre which is located in a BT dedicated building at Noida, will provide security device management services involving critical customer components including firewalls, intrusion detection devices and Bluecoat Proxy devices used for securing networked-IT environments.

Symantec announces to release Norton 360 version 3.0 security solution in India

Norton 360The provider security, storage and systems management solutions, Symantec Corp. today announced that it will soon release Norton 360 version 3.0 security solution in India. According to the Sunnyvale, California based security firm, Symantec, Norton 360 version 3.0 is an all-in-one security solution for computers with/without internet connections.   

Version C of Conficker worm to get going on April 1!

ConfickerAccording to latest rumors about the new variant of Conficker, Version C, the malicious worm will get going again on the April Fool's Day! Though exactly what kind of damage the malware would cause is anybody's guess; bloggers assume the wreck to range from forced downloads of malicious code to more spam striking users' inboxes - blasting out update requests to its nearly 50,000 domains!

Serious Vulnerability in Acrobat, Reader confirmed by Adobe

Serious Vulnerability in Acrobat, Reader confirmed by Adobe It was confirmed by Adobe on Thursday that major security vulnerability is present in its Acrobat and Reader software.

In its security advisory, Adobe informed, "This vulnerability would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that this issue is being exploited."

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