A relatively new exploit kit that exploits old versions of Adobe Flash, Reader and, Silverlight has begun to make the rounds.
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Adobe released a new version of Reader and Acrobat, patching eight security vulnerabilities in the PDF reader. The patches were delayed a weeks because of issues during regression testing.
The researcher who originally discovered the same-origin policy bypass in the Android browser said he reported the vulnerability to Google some time ago, but that the company’s Android security team said it was unable to reproduce the issue. Rafay Baloch said he first reported the vulnerability to Google on Aug. 13, informing the company’s Android[...]
SNMP-based DDoS attacks spoofing Google’s public recursive DNS server have been spotted by the SANS Internet Storm Center.
There’s a serious vulnerability in pre-4.4 versions of Android that allows an attacker to read the contents of other tabs in a browser when a user visits a page the attacker controls. The flaw is present in a huge percentage of the Android devices in use right now, and there’s now a Metasploit module available[...]
The makers of the popular IDA disassembly and debugging tool have fixed more than a dozen security vulnerabilities in a variety of versions. Some of the vulnerabilities are a couple of years old, and patches are provided for versions from 6.1 up through 6.6. IDA is a tool used by malware analysts, security researchers and[...]
A Brazilian political website has been compromised and is injecting iFrames that attempt to change the victim’s router DNS settings.
Crypto ransomware, a relatively unknown phenomenon a couple of years ago, has exploded into one of the nastier malware problems for Internet users. Variants such as CryptoLocker and CryptoWall have been siphoning money from victims for some time, and now researchers have dissected a newer variant known as TorrentLocker and found that the creators made[...]
The University of Texas information security office disclosed details of a vulnerability in remote management software Webmin that could allow someone to remotely delete files on a host server.
Some older versions of Apache Tomcat, the company’s open source web server and servlet container, are vulnerable to remote code execution.