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Windows PCs don't exactly have a reputation for security, but Microsoft's trying to change that. When smug know-it-alls claim that Windows PCs have more viruses than a public toilet, Microsoft points to the PatchGuard driver signing system on 64-bit Windows as their way of saying "Nuh-uh!" PatchGuard keeps the baddies from getting high-level privileges on Windows machines. Bad news: Kapersky's reporting that a new malware program that targets Windows 64-bit users has figured a way around the protection. The malware is part ...
Posted on June 06, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Is your graphics card driver an Internet attack vector? Apparently so, as Context, a British security consultancy, released a security bulletin this week warning that the Web Graphics Library (WebGL) is vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks and cross-domain image theft. WebGL is a specification that allows Web browsers to use OpenGL--a 3-D, hardware-accelerated graphics API--with HTML5. WebGL is built into Firefox 4 and Chrome, and included with--but not enabled by default--in Safari. Many people see WebGL as a potential open ...
Posted on May 27, 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,


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