Friday, October 24, 2008

Microsoft’s emergency and Google’s malware

This was a pretty bad week for the big guys as Microsoft and Google both came under a negative spotlight.

Microsoft had to release an emergency patch for a certain vulnerability that allows an internet worm to spread and makes remote execution possible.

It has been flagged as critical for users of Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003 and "important" for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista users.

Google was an inadvertent malware distributor for three infected sites, namely xlovelygirls.com, paincult.com, and iteenzy.com.

Local events
There are a couple of security-related events coming up locally for those that may be interested:

Cyber Crime Africa Summit
Hotel Apollo, Johannesburg
10-12 November

Practicing Innovation in Digital Forensics Management
Balalaika Hotel, Johannesburg
12-13 November

Security Africa Summit 2008
Balalaika Hotel, Johannesburg
26-28 November

Last but not least
Telspace is hotting up the media this week! You can catch a glimpse of the lesser-spotted Charlie on ITWeb’s Security Week newsletter today, and catch Dino C on Classic FM talking about cybercrime later tonight. Tune in to 102.7fm between 7 and 8pm!

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