Given how long 64-bit processors have been on the market, it's a bit surprising to see a vulnerability that takes advantage of AMD's x86-64 instruction set on Intel processors surface this late in the game. The vulnerability was originally thought to be Linux-specific, but was only recently found to be exploitable in Windows, BSD, and potentially OS X.
Some 64-bit operating systems and virtualization software programs are vulnerable to local privilege escalation attacks when running on Intel processors (CPUs), the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said in a security advisory on Wednesday.
Some 64-bit operating systems and virtualization software running on Intel CPU hardware are vulnerable to a local privilege escalation attack. The vulnerability may be exploited for local privilege escalation or a guest-to-host virtual machine escape.
St. Petersburg, Russia — May 15, 2012. The dismal Proactive Security Challenge results turned in by the big AV (Anti-Virus) players in the most recent Matousec.com 64-bit Windows 7 tests are making us wonder whether security companies are really catering to the needs of 64-bit PC/OS users. Are traditional AV vendors even capable of delivering reliable and robust protection to these users?
Malwarebytes Corporation has updated its anti-malware tool, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to version 1.61. The latest build promises 25 percent faster quick scans on Windows 64-bit, plus a number of usability enhancements, greater stability and bug fixes.
Vulnerability Lab researchers identified a high risk memory corruption flaw that affects the 5.6.59.x versions of the popular messaging applications. By exploiting this flaw, an attacker could remotely crash a computer that’s running Windows 7 simply by sending a file from a Linux client.
The video demonstrates PickMeApp functionality by capturing Photoshop CS4 on Windows XP 32Bit and re-installing the application on Windows 7 64Bit
The newest build for Zemana AntiLogger, one of the best solutions against all sorts of logging, brings to the table repairs that affected all available modules.
A hacker known as w3bd3vil posted a message on Twitter a couple of days ago claiming that he found a vulnerability in the 64-bit version of Windows 7 that could be taken advantage of using Apple’s popular web browser Safari.
OLSync is a directory synchronization tool used to replicate and synchronize user information between your on-premises Active Directory Domain Services or Active Directory directory service and Outlook Live for Live@edu.
Emsi Software incremented the build number only by two notches today for its Online Armor Firewall, bringing it to version 18.104.22.1685. It is not a spectacular build, but a minor one that takes care of an issue with certification verification.
SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 06/09/11) - Fortinet® (NASDAQ:FTNT - News) -- a leading network security provider and the worldwide leader of unified threat management (UTM) solutions -- today released its latest Threat Landscape report, which details two prominent detections belonging to the TDSS family of rootkits that are capable of infecting 64-bit Windows operating systems. The TDSS rootkit, which is difficult to detect and remove, has full access to any system it infects and can mask its activity to administrators and end users.
Kaspersky highlights malicious programs attacking Mac OS X, 64-bit Windows and Sony hacks as the most significant events of May - Kaspersky Lab said in a recent press release and blog post that May 2011 was characterised by a rogue antivirus program for Mac OS X, a banking rootkit for 64-bit Windows from a group of Brazilian cyber-criminals, and Sony remaining a target for hackers.
The last 12 months have seen the volume of 64-bit Win7-equipped machines being sold rising steadily and it seems that cybercriminals have woken up to the trend, developing 64-bit malware.