If the events of the last few months have served any purpose, it’s to illustrate once again that security is broken. This isn’t a new sentiment and few of the problems plaguing users and enterprises today are new, either. In this video, longtime security consultant and writer Rik Farrow outlines the missteps that got us into this situation and what can be done to alleviate it. Oh, and this talk was created in 2006.
Two video game researchers have discovered a slew of zero day vulnerabilities in the engines that run popular first person shooter games like “Quake 4,” “Monday Night Combat,” “Crysis 2” and “Homefront,” among others that could put their servers and the gamers who use them in danger.
A new variant of Citadel malware is making the rounds that are targeting Payza, a money transfer service popular all over the world, especially in developing nations that are under-serviced when it comes to online banking access.
The developers of Reveton have expanded that ransomware’s repertoire with a password stealing functionality, according to Stefan Sellmer at the Microsoft Malware Protection Center.