An F-Secure Corp. security specialist published a tweak designed to trick Microsoft Corp.'s security updates into thinking Windows XP Service Pack 2 is really SP3. But he recommends upgrading to Service Pack 3 over hacking the operating system
Analysts at VeriSign Inc. said attacks were launched by attaching malicious files to e-mails but later retracted its claim. Adobe Systems Inc. has patched a vulnerability in its Portable Document Format (PDF) software but a researcher from F-Secure Corp. says PDFs were used to attack both Adobe and Google Inc.
Microsoft's software security team is examining a new flaw in Word but is uncertain when it can release a patch to the vulnerability that opens a gateway for hackers to grab control of a victim's computer.
Two new versions of a computer virus that affects mobile phones were discovered in late December with new features that allow them to spread more quickly between vulnerable devices, according to antivirus company F-Secure Corp.
Antivirus software companies are again warning e-mail users about a new version of the popular Bagel virus, which is spreading on the Internet through infected e-mail messages and targeting machines running the Microsoft Corp. Windows operating system.