According to a Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, released last month, the most common software exploit type in the first half of 2011 was associated with vulnerabilities in Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
Researchers at Acros Security have found and disclosed a Google Chrome flaw it its built-in sandbox protection that could lead to a remote code execution attack.
Attacks against smartphone applications and browsers will continue to rise as the adoption of tablets and smartphones increase.
Investing the time to apply the proper auditing and testing techniques is worth the time, according to security experts.
The creation of malware targeted towards Android devices has increased by a factor of five in the past 12 months.
An updated list of the top 25 coding errors considered to be responsible for the majority of security vulnerabilities plaguing software was released yesterday, with input from a coalition of government, academic and private sector security organizations.
Oracle released a security update this week that addresses 17 critical Java vulnerabilities affecting the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).
After Monday's news that a French security firm had found a zero-day exploit in Chrome's code, personnel at Google are pointing to Flash as the issue.
Vupen, a French security group, claimed today that it found a zero-day exploit of Google’s Chrome Web browser when running on Windows.
According to a report by Creative Intellect Consulting, 59 percent of enterprise development teams are not following quality and security processes "rigorously" when developing new software.
According to researchers at Symantec Corp., Google's Android operating system is increasingly becoming the target of malicious code.
Microsoft's tracking protection approach used in Internet Explorer 9 will be reviewed at the Worldwide Web Consortium.
Oracle has addressed a long-standing security flaw in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Known variously as "the Mark-of-the-Beast," "the Magic Number," and "the Floating Point of Death," the bug causes the JRE to hang when parsing strings like "2.2250738585072012e-308" to a binary floating point number.
A demonstration of an attack against an Apple iPhone at the Black Hat Technical Security DC 2011 Conference in Arlington, Va., demonstrated that software in many GSM-based smart phones contains vulnerabilities that could open the phones to remote exploits.
Scammers have set their sights on tablets and smartphones, and away from Windows desktops, in response to rising consumer demand for mobile devices.
A former FBI consultant claims the FBI had backdoors installed in the OpenBSD operating system to allow the agency to eavesdrop on virtual private networks used by U.S. attorneys nearly a decade ago.
Java should be considered a top software security threat, even more so than Adobe PDF files, according to Microsoft's announcement issued today.
Microsoft released an "important" patch to address an information disclosure security vulnerability associated with ASP.NET systems.
Microsoft plans to release a patch on Tuesday for a security issue associated with ASP.NET systems.
Flaw in AES encryption allows tool to crack Machine Key values used to encrypt cookies in 30 to 50 minutes. Microsoft offers guidance on limiting exposure.