Researchers at network security company Fireeye have identified a zero-day exploit of Internet Explorer on a breached web site.
The specific exploit targets the English versions of Internet Explorer 7 and 8 on Windows XP and IE8 on Windows 7. FireEye says their analysis indicates that the vulnerability behind it affects IE 7, 8, 9 and 10.
FireEye does not say if IE10 on Windows 8 is affected or if they examined IE11.
So, you've amassed a fortune in Bitcoins, possibly ill-gotten. If you're storing them on a computer that's exposed to the internet, you may want to rethink that strategy thanks to a huge theft from a digital wallet service called Input.io. 4,100 Bitcoins worth $1.2 million were plundered through two separate attacks by a hacker that gained access through social engineering, according to "TradeFortress," the site's owner.
The thief managed to reset the site's password through an email recovery scheme, routing the process through a proxy server near the Australian service's location to avoid suspicion. Unfortunately, Input.io is unable to return the lion's share of the theft, though TradeFortress told Wired he'd pay back 1,540 Bitcoins from his personal stash.
Earlier this week, Microsoft updated its Office 365 suite with a couple of new features and licensing terms. Overall, the update was very much in line with the other 100 changes Microsoft had made to its subscription-based Office version for consumers and businesses, but one feature stood out. Starting this week, all Office Web Apps will feature real-time collaborative editing – a feature previously only available to the Excel and OneNote web apps.
This in itself is an interesting move, but while talking about the update, John Case, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of its Office division, told me that this also signals a new way of thinking about the Web Apps inside of Microsoft.
In February, Microsoft will pull the plug on Xbox Video for anyone still using the Zune PC software, Zune devices, and Windows Phone 7 smartphones. This means that any content you've previously purchased will no longer play on the affected hardware.
Microsoft says this is the result of a video catalog update that will allow the company "to more quickly and efficiently add the highest quality video content to the Xbox Video service." You still own any content you've already purchase, of course.