Angler’s unique obfuscation, ability to detect antivirus and virtual machines, encrypted payload and fileless infection have some calling it the most sophisticated exploit kit.
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the Anthem data breach, the continuing Flash 0-day happy fun times, the expansion of exploit kits and the crowd funding support for GnuPG.
Surveillance, privacy and security are serious subjects. So too, for some people, are cat memes and GIFs of screaming goats. And Cheezburger Inc., the premier purveyor of said memes and GIFs, wants its users to know that the company is standing up for their rights. The folks at Cheezburger have built an online empire on[…]
The last year has seen a big swing in the support from the technology community for open-source security tools, many of which are maintained by tiny staffs or volunteers. OpenSSL last year received a large chunk of funding from the Core Infrastructure Initiative, and now it’s GnuPG’s turn. After a story on ProPublica Thursday publicized[…]
Developers have patched a zero day vulnerability in FancyBox, a plug-in for WordPress, which allowed malware to be added, via an iFrame, to infected sites.
Three HP ZDI researchers won a $125,000 bounty from Microsoft for successful attacks against memory protections introduced last summer into Internet Explorer.
The recent Flash zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits have uncovered the relatively quiet Hanjuan exploit kit, and further exposed the dangers of malvertising.
Attackers have compromised Anthem Inc., one of the larger health-care companies in the United States, gaining access to the Social Security numbers, birth dates, names, employment and income data and other personal information of an untold number of customers. The company says it is not sure yet how many customers are affected, but Anthem claims to[…]
Adobe has begun distributing an emergency update for Flash Player that patched the third of three zero-day vulnerabilities under attack.
The top cybersecurity officials in the United States on Wednesday said that China is harming the potential for an open Internet through its policies of censorship, and also said the country’s continued cyberespionage operations are damaging the two countries’ relationship. In a piece co-authored in Politico with Ambassador Robert Holleyman and Alex Niejelow, the chief[…]