Posts under Vulnerability tag.

DLL Hijacking

DLL Hijacking Vulnerability Attacks, Prevention & Detection

DLL stands for Dynamic Link Libraries and are external parts of applications that run on Windows or any other operating systems. Most applications are not complete in themselves and store code in different files. If there is need for the […]

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What does Zero Day attack, exploit, or vulnerability mean

We often hear of Zero Day attacks, vulnerabilities or exploits. We have also heard of Zero Day patches. This article helps you know what is a Zero Day attack, exploit, or vulnerability. Zero Day attacks generally refer to attacks on […]

Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability

Misfortune Cookie Vulnerability: Is your Router affected?

A Router is often the last contact device in a network, that connects the entire network to external networks and the Internet. If the router is somehow compromised, it is easy to compromise all the devices – computers, printers, scanners […]

What are Exploits and Exploit Kits

What are Exploits and Exploit Kits?

We have seen what is meant by Security Vulnerabilities in computer parlance. Today we will see what is an Exploit and what are Exploit Kits. When a vulnerability is detected, an exploit follows, until a patch is issued to address […]

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SSL 3.0 is dead! Secure your Browser against the Poodle Attack

Using a vulnerability in the SSL 3.0, attackers can inject malicious code into your computer and compromise it. They can also compromise web hosting servers using the same SSL 3.0. Most browsers still support SSL3, as most web servers still […]

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit EMET 5.5

Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit EMET 5.5 Review and Features

Microsoft recently made available for download, the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.5. EMET is one of the best security tools for Windows 10/8/7, that helps prevent vulnerabilities in installed software from being exploited by malware and malicious processes. This is […]

SecPod Saner Free: Advanced Vulnerability Scanner for Windows 10/8/7

SecPod Saner is not a malware scanner or an antivirus software. It’s a vulnerability scanner which uses SecPod ANCOR, the analytics and correlation engine that provides vulnerability, malware heuristics, vulnerability remediation, endpoint visibility and software reputation service. So what does […]

Most Vulnerable Applications and Operating Systems in 2010

Well this list of the top vulnerable Applications and Operating Systems in 2010 breaks pre-conceived notions, some just may not be able to digest! While the findings for the operating systems may be on expected lines, the one’s for the […]

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Microsoft releases Tool to block DLL load hijacking attacks

Some time back there were reports about a security issue that affected  about 40 different Windows apps. Microsoft has quickly responded to such reports of potential zero-day attacks against such Windows programs by publishing an update or  tool to block […]

How does Microsoft investigate and release security updates?

Vulnerabilities are weaknesses in software that enable an attacker to compromise the integrity, availability, or confidentiality of that software. Microsoft uses a process to investigate and release security updates that address vulnerabilities in the software it produces.

Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

Sophos Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool

Sophos has released a Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool that claims to block any attacks trying to exploit the critical unpatched vulnerability in Windows shortcut files. Windows Shortcut Exploit Protection Tool This exploit is a zero-day vulnerability in all versions […]

Secunia: Apple makes the most vulnerable software in the market today

According to the Secunia Half Year Report 2010 report released recently, Apple makes the most vulnerable software available on the market today. Moreover, Secunia also made it clear that Apple software has constantly accounted for more security vulnerabilities than Microsoft’s.

Secunia Personal Software Inspector: Detect vulnerable software on Windows

The Secunia Personal Software Inspector is a free security tool designed to detect vulnerable and out-dated software and plug-ins which expose your otherwise updated & secure Windows computer to malicious attacks. Secunia Personal Software Inspector Attacks exploiting vulnerable programs and […]

New security flaw could compromise older Windows Operating Systems

Microsoft was made aware Monday of a security flaw in older versions of Windows that could, if exploited, allow hackers to run malicious code on unsuspecting computers. The vulnerability is caused ‘due to a boundary error in the “UpdateFrameTitleForDocument()” function […]