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[img_assist|nid=4819|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The FBI’s top anti-cyber crime official today said the
agency is planning a law enforcement action against so-called “money
mules,” individuals willingly or unwittingly roped into helping
organized computer crooks launder money stolen through online banking
fraud. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=4824|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]ST. PAUL, MINN.–If the United States wants to remain competitive in the global economy and prevent widespread penetrations of its strategic, corporate and commercial networks, enterprises and government agencies should stop relying on commercial software and go back to writing more of their own custom code, a security expert said Tuesday.

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[img_assist|nid=4802|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Mozilla has expanded its Plugin Check utility to support multiple web browsers.According to Mozilla, a new cross-browser Plugin Check page now works with Firefox, Safari 4, Chrome 4, Opera 10.5 and Internet Explorer 7 and 8 for the most popular plugins (but since IE requires specific code to be written for each plugin, it will take a little longer to get to full coverage).

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[img_assist|nid=4795|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A now-closed Facebook exploit took advantage of cross site scripting to inject malicious code into Yelp. Normally such an attack wouldn’t have particularly broad implications for Facebook users, but Yelp is one of the three sites that have been deemed fit for Facebook’s highly controversial Instant Personalization feature. Read the full article. [TechCrunch]

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Categories: Data Breaches, Malware

[img_assist|nid=4791|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]By Yury Mashevsky (Securelist.com)

This article provides an analysis of recent developments regarding attacks launched by malicious programs against the clients of financial organizations. This article will focus primarily on the struggle for control between financial malware, also known as crimeware1, and the antivirus industry and will also examine the confrontation arising between crimeware and the financial sector as a whole.

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