Where the hackers are looking these days

Monday, 29 August 2005, 11:31 AM EST

Hackers are looking beyond the operating system to gain access to computers, and they're increasingly targeting Web browsers, E-mail clients, and other applications and client software. Vulnerabilities have been discovered recently in Apple Computer's iTunes, RealNetworks' RealPlayer, Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla Foundation's Firefox, various Oracle applications, and enterprise data-backup software from Computer Associates and Veritas.

By Thomas Claburn at Security Pipeline.

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