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Running executables in PDF: it’s a feature

Didier Stevens, security professional and blogger, has found a “feature” in the PDF file format that makes it possible to package an executable in a PDF file which will run in Foxit PDF reader or run in Adobe Reader with a bit of social engineering. “With Adobe...

MS out-of-band patch TODAY

MS10–018 If you’re using Internet Explorer versions 6 or 7 it wouldn’t be a good idea to miss this one. “Actively exploited” for drive by down loads from malicious web sites sums it up. There’s something in it for IE8 as well. See...

Be wary of Steam password stealers

There are a couple of programs in circulation at the moment designed to steal Steam account login credentials. People can have a lot of money invested in Steam purchases (if you purchase PC games online Steam is probably the best digital delivery service around), and...

Australian Internet censorship row warms up

There seems to be an established procedure used by government officials who want to censor Internet traffic: begin requiring Google and ISPs to filter pornography then sneak in filtering of the politically sensitive material of your choice. Maybe we should give this a...