Hackers hunting for unpatched Microsoft computers

Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 10:53 AM EST

Hackers are actively using exploit code to target a flaw in Microsoft's software that generated a special warning from the U.S. government last week.

The problem concerns a networking function called Windows Server services within the Windows OS, used for file sharing and printing. Microsoft issued a patch, MS06-040, for the problem on Aug. 8, which affected several Microsoft OSs. Security experts warned then that exploit code had been detected and could be used more widely.

At Computerworld.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Bash Shellshock bug: More attacks, more patches

Posted on 29 September 2014.  |  As vendors scramble to issue patches for the GNU Bash Shellshock bug and companies rush to implement them, attackers around the world are probing systems for the hole it opens.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //