Here's a quick run-down of what you'll face in the February 2014 Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft, which comes out tomorrow.
Gamers have come up with a new game this week: DDoS games that their targets like to play. Scores of games fell flat on their faces.
Two online gaming programmers from Poland have been jailed for trying to cyber-extort the owner of an online marketing company based in Manchester, UK, and the CEO of an unnamed US internet software host.
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With recent updates from Microsoft (three times), Adobe, Oracle, Apple and Firefox, the timing could scarcely be better.
Argentinian police have arrested a teenager, dubbed "the superhacker", who was allegedly bleeding $50,000 (£31,500) per month out of international money transfer and gambling websites.
One of Microsoft's 14 promised patches for September failed to materialise.
There's still plenty left over, though: IE gets a jumbo fix, as usual; SharePoint, FrontPage, Excel, Access, Outook and more get vital updates, too.
It's "a public service on a public connection to other public servers", the operator of RageBooter told Brian Krebs, and if sites don't like getting their socks knocked off in DDoS attacks, they should fix recursive DNS and default DNS server settings.
Oh, and yes, he says, he not only cooperates with the FBI, he works with them. He's busy on Tuesdays around 1 p.m., so try later if you need to to launch an attack.
Brian Krebs was the victim of a caller ID spoof that resulted in armed police surrounding his house. He's pretty sure about the criminal element responsible and has linked the perpetrator(s) to a denial-of-service attack against Ars Technica following its report of Krebs's ordeal.
HTML5 allows websites to save data on your hard disk for the next time you visit.
Your browser is supposed to restrict how much disk space each website can use. But for most browsers, the restrictions simply don't work...
The latest security updates for Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion came out last week.
They were overshadowed by the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, but to OS X users, are just as important. More so, in fact!
Two teenagers have been arrested following a series of prank calls and DoS (denial-of-service) attacks launched against the Anti-Terrorist Hotline.
Researchers in Germany have disclosed a vulnerability in most web programming languages that allows for a denial of service attack to be successful with very little resource and against the vast majority of websites
A zero-day vulnerability is being exploited in-the-wild to crash BIND 9 DNS servers all over the internet. The flaw, a Denial of Service vulnerability described as an "as-yet unidentified network event" affects all of the currently supported versions of BIND.
The Apache Foundation has released version 2.2.20 to address a denial of service vulnerability. Web admins using Apache should update as soon as possible.
A newly discovered vulnerability in the Apache web server could leave up to 65% of all websites vulnerable to low-powered denial-of-service attacks.
Until recently, only remote code execution vulnerabilities have made the mainstream news.
But Denial of Service vulnerabilities are important, too - especially a newly-announced bug in the DNS server, BIND.
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