Only one in 40 e-mails is NOT spam

Microsoft has revealed that almost all e-mails sent today are spam – though the figure fell slightly with the disconnection of a hosting provider which numbered a major spam network among its customers. The figures only relate to e-mails sent to customers of the Microsoft Forefront Online Security for Exchange service (FOSE) rather than the […]

Time to Update Your Acrobat Reader

By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] On February 20th, [GAS] warned readers that the current version of Acrobat Reader had a security flaw that bad guys were exploiting to deliver malware.  Adobe has worked hard and just released an updated version of their ubiquitous software for both PC and Mac.  So don’t walk, but run to […]

Microsoft introduces ultra-secure web browser

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] You must be wondering how you entered a parallel universe in which a [GAS] headline can include the words “Microsoft”, “browser”, and “secure” — without the words “not”, “disaster”, or “joke”.  And given the history of security flaws in Internet Explorer over the years, the folks at Redmond need […]

New Zero-Day Acrobat Reader Vulnerability

On February 19th, Adobe confirmed reports that its version 9 software of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader were vulnerable to buffer overflows that have allowed some companies to be targeted in spearphishing attacks. Their announcement said: A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions. This vulnerability would […]

Facebook Still Owns You

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] You’ve probably heard about the recent Facebook TOS debacle and subsequent backpeddling. After a few quiet changes to the terms, a bunch of users of the social networking site revolted, followed by preparation to file a formal complaint by the Electronic Privacy Information Center to the FTC. So Facebook […]