In this video, Tim Armstrong, a malware researcher at Kaspersky Lab talks with Ryan Naraine about the strengths and weaknesses of the Android operating system. Armstrong looks at strengths and weaknesses of the open-source platform and warns about the risks associated with jailbreaking/rooting Android devices.
Microsoft observed a precipitous drop-off in click-traffic on their “extended publishing network,” which they claim reflects a similar drop-off in click-fraud, as a result of the actions they have taken to stymie ZeroAccess, according to Microsoft Malware Protection Center researchers Tommy Blizard and Nikola Livic.
The Microsoft Security Response Center announced today that it will ship ten bulletins in the March edition of patch Tuesday. MSRP considers just two of the patches critical, one of which supplements the currently available “Fix it” tool that resolved the IE vulnerability exploited recently in an attack targeting the U.S. Department of Labor.
Microsoft released a Fix It temporary mitigation for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that was used in a watering hole attack against the U.S. Department of Labor’s website.