In this Lab Matters webcast, Kaspersky Lab senior spam analyst Maria Namestnikova looks closely at the pharmaceutical spam operations and discusses how spammers are using affiliate programs and rebuilt botnets to recover from last year’s crackdown.
Researchers at Seculert discover that the PushDo malware gang has counter-punched a research report by Dell SecureWorks and Damballa outing its use of a domain generation algorithm and has adjusted the DGA to generate just .KZ domains.
Google has fixed a series of serious vulnerabilities in its Chrome OS, including three high-risk bugs that could be used for code execution on vulnerable machines. As part of its reward program, Google paid out more than $30,000 to a researcher who found three of the vulnerabilities.
The maintainers of the PostgreSQL database software have patched a security vulnerability, which, in some very limited circumstances, could be used to run arbitrary code on vulnerable servers. The vulnerability, which affects versions 9.0, 9.1 and 9.2, also can be used to cause a denial-of-service by any remote attacker.