Browsing Tag: malware

Researchers Uncover Interesting Browser-Based Botnet

Security researchers discovered an odd DDoS attack against several sites recently that relied on a persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability in a major video Web site and hijacked users’ browsers in order to flood the site with traffic. The attack on the unnamed site involved the use of injected Javascript on the site which would execute in[...]

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Security the Facebook Way

Categories: Malware, Web Security

Protecting the internal network as well as the users of Facebook is an unenviable task. Facebook users constantly are the target of all manner of phishing, malware and other attacks, and the company’s own network is a major prize for attackers, as well. To help better defend those assets, Facebook’s security team has built an[...]

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Word Zero Day Attacks Use Complex Chain of Exploits

The exploit that attackers are using to target a zero day vulnerability in Microsoft Word relies on a complex series of pieces, including an ASLR bypass, ROP techniques and shellcode with several layers of tools designed to detect and defeat analysis. Microsoft officials said the exploit is being used in targeted attacks right now and[...]

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