Stories by Gregg Keizer

Bot breaks Hotmail's CAPTCHA in 6 seconds

A new bot can crack defenses erected by Microsoft to keep spammers from creating large numbers of accounts on its Live Hotmail service within seconds, a security researcher said Friday.

Malware count blows past 1M mark

Symantec's malware tally topped 1 million for the first time in the second half of 2007 as the number of new malicious code threats skyrocketed, the company said in its semiannual report on the state of security.

Office exploit hits the street

Attack code that targets a recently patched vulnerability in Microsoft's Office suite has gone public, a security company said Monday as it urged users to update immediately.

Opera proves Acid3 score with public build

Opera Software on Friday released a development build of its Opera browser to the public to prove that it has code that scores 100 out of a possible 100 on the Acid3 Web standards test.

Mac easiest to hack, says $10,000 winner

The security researcher who walked away with US$10,000 last week by hacking a MacBook Air in less than two minutes said he chose to attack Apple's operating system for one simple reason.

Mozilla fixes 10 Firefox flaws, half seen as 'critical'

Mozilla Tuesday patched 10 vulnerabilities, half of them marked "critical," in its open-source browser as it updated Firefox to version 2.0.0.13. The new Mozilla Messaging spin-off, however, was not able to provide a matching update to its Thunderbir...

Months-old Excel exploit goes public

Attack code that exploits a bug in Microsoft Excel went public last week, a security researcher said, prompting him to urge users to immediately apply a March 11 patch.

FAQ: How to dump Vista SP1

Last week Microsoft rolled out Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows Update, giving the majority of users their first look at the big update. Some didn't like what they saw.

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