Browsing Author: Donald Sears

Frequent VoIP Attacks Result in Honeypot

A security expert at a managed services provider
has kicked off a project to expose and blacklist the networks hosting
VoIP attacks against his and other companies’ VoIP PBX servers. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

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LinkedIn Members Targeted by Botnet Malware

[img_assist|nid=6881|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Members of LinkedIn who clicked on fake connection requests sent users to a Website that displayed “PLEASE
WAITING…4 SECONDS” before redirecting them to Google. During those 4
seconds, the Website downloaded Zeus data-theft malware onto their PCs. Read the full article. [eWEEK]

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Zeus Botnet Raids Result in 19 UK Arrests

UK police have arrested 19 cybercrime suspects who allegedly used the
ZeuS crimeware toolkit to capture online banking credentials before
looting victims’ bank accounts. Read the full article. [The Register]

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Ears Are The New Target in Biometric Security

Researchers in the School of Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Southampton have come up with a means for identifying ears with a success rate of 99.6%. Read the full article. [MIT Technology Review]

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FBI Wants to Mandate Surveillance Backdoors

[img_assist|nid=6866|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to
seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their
ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as
people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone. Read the full article. [The New York Times]

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Researcher Finds Infiltration Flaw in Zeus Botnet

[img_assist|nid=6864|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A security researcher has discovered a potentially crippling
vulnerability in one of the most widely used botnet toolkits, a finding
that makes it easy for blackhats and whitehats alike to take control of
huge networks of infected PCs. Read the full article. [The Register]

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Senate Listens to Data Breach Testimony

The Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance heard testimony on from several witnesses yesterday regarding the proposed national data breach legislation, including Maneesha Mithal of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Mark Bregman, CTO of Symantec. Read the full article. [Infosecurity]

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Stolen Credit Card Data Is Worth $1.50

[img_assist|nid=6833|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=80]A glut of stolen data — combined with innovation and cutthroat
competition among vendors — is conspiring to keep prices for stolen
account numbers exceptionally low. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

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