Last month, at the RSA Conference, computer security expert Dan Geer told the assembled security and cryptography experts “We are all intelligence officers now.” (RSA stands for Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman – Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman together developed the RSA crypto algorithm.)
Do you use Google Calendar? If you answered “no”, well, are you sure that you don’t use Google Calendar? Because even if you don’t use Google Calendar directly, if you use a calendar on the iPhone, or on an Android phone, you may well be using Google Calendar on the back end without even thinking about it. The same is true if you “share” your calendar from your Mac. And here’s the thing, your calendar on Google may be set to “public” view by default. Meaning that anyone can read your calendar. And it will turn up in public Google search results.
The security folks who call themselves “creative hackers” over at Gnucitizen have announced that they have discovered a security flaw in Adobe Reader which will allow someone to remotely run programs on your Windows PC. “All it takes is to open a PDF document or stumble across a page which embeds one,” they explain.
A security hole has hit Microsoft Excel, of all programs. We’re used to security holes in our browsers, our instant messenger programs, and even,sometimes, Word. But in our spreadsheet program? In Excel??
Ginwui.a (also Oscor-B, W32/Ginwui.A.dr, Backdoor.Ginwui, and W32/Ginwui.A) takes advantage of a security hole in Microsoft Word, allowing attackers to infiltrate your computer through email.
Cisco Systems is reporting that there have been several security flaws found in their CallManager VoIP system, the most serious being with their Aupair.exe component.…