Computer users will click through browser warnings and security alerts in order to complete a task, but once they’re hacked, their behaviors change, a recent BYU study learned.
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Researchers have discovered a group of attackers who have published a variety of compromised WordPress themes and plug-ins on legitimate-looking sites, tricking developers into downloading and installing them on their own sites.
A cyberespionage team, possibly based in Russia, has been using a Windows zero day vulnerability to target a variety of organizations in several countries, including the United States, Poland, Ukraine and western Europe.
Spam emails pretending to be a security update for LogMeIn users, including a new security certificate countering Heartbleed attacks, are making the rounds, warns the SANS Institute.
Salesforce.com is warning its customers that the Dyreza banker Trojan is now believed to be targeting some of the company’s users. The Trojan, which has the ability to bypass SSL, typically goes after customers of major banks, but seems to be expanding its reach. Dyreza is relatively new among the banker Trojan crowd and it[…]
A malvertising network that has been operating since at least May has been able to place malicious ads on a number of high-profile sites, including Amazon and YouTube and serves a unique piece of malware to each victim. The network, dubbed Kyle and Stan by the Cisco researchers who analyzed its activities and reach, comprises[…]
More than 400 organizations were recently targeted by a Bitcoin phishing campaign that intended to con users into giving away their wallet passwords.
Researchers have now identified a new variant of the Cridex malware that has adopted some of the techniques that made GOZ so successful in its day.
A paper published by Microsoft and researchers at Carleton University declare password re-use and weak credentials have their place for users managing multiple accounts.
LastPass, the popular password manager for most of the top Web browsers, has fixed a couple of vulnerabilities that could have allowed an attacker to target users and generate his own one-time passwords for the victim’s account. The company said that its security team hasn’t seen any active attacks exploiting these vulnerabilities and doesn’t think that[…]