A new Symantec report finds that home users are at greatest risk of attack.
Symantec Corporation has released their latest Threat Report that indicates that home users are being increasingly targeted for attack. Most attacks are financially motivated attacks for identify theft and fraud.
Symantec has released another Internet Security Threat Report, and the news isn't good. Attacks and vulnerabilities are up almost across the board, with one notable exception - the number of vulnerabilities discovered in the Opera Web Browser is down.
KOCHI: Internet security has been a major challenge to corporates and institutions as hackers have been employing new modes of intrusion into domains. The threats to security come in many forms such as viruses, worms, spam, spyware, `phishing' and `pharming.'
A group of security researchers known as the Zeroday Emergency Response Team (ZERT) has issued a patch for the Vector Markup Language (VML) flaw in Internet Explorer.
The patch is unsupported, and ZERT warns that although the patch is tested, it is provided 'as-is with no guarantee as to fitness for your particular environment. Use them at your own risk or wait for a vendor-supported patch'.
The unpatched Internet Explorer exploit discovered in the wild this week could quickly spread to thousands of malicious websites as soon as this weekend, warn security researchers.
The exploit, which takes advantage of a bug in the way Explorer 6 and earlier versions handle VML, has been turned into a module in a Russian exploit toolkit called WebAttacker, researchers have confirmed. WebAttacker is designed to make it a simple matter to build a malicious website, even assessing the visitor's operating system and browser version and choosing the most effective exploit to use.