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A Second GSM Cipher Falls

Categories: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=2614|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A group of cryptographers has developed a new attack that has broken Kasumi, the encryption algorithm used to secure traffic on 3G GSM wireless networks. The technique enables them to recover a full key by using a tactic known as a related-key attack, but experts say it is not the end of the world for Kasumi.

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Data Breach Numbers In 09 Down From 08

[img_assist|nid=2615|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]In 2009, the Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 498 breaches, less than the 657 in 2008, more than the 446 in 2007. Are data breaches increasing or decreasing? That is the question no one can answer. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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Large DDoS Attacks Still a Serious Problem

Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2597|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]In the world of botnets and denial-of-service attacks, 2009 was a very interesting year. While a handful of large, noisy botnets got most of the attention, there were thousands of serious, prolonged DDoS attacks that not only chewed up huge amounts of bandwidth but likely caused major problems for the targeted organizations.

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Fake Facebook Groups Hide Insidious Malware

[img_assist|nid=2593|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A false rumor suggesting that Facebook is to start charging is being used to bait malware traps.Thousands of disgruntled users, angry at the false claims that a $4.99 a month charge
for using the social networking site that will supposedly kick in have been induced to
visit “protest group” sites in response to spam emails. Read the full article. [The Register]

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Android App Is Rogue Phishing Scam

[img_assist|nid=2588|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A phisher hoping to harvest bank login details managed to smuggle his app onto the Android app store. Malicious apps posted by Droid09 were quickly identified, prompting a warning to legitimate users and a ban for the VXer. Read the full article. [The Register]

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Malware Open Season on Taxpayers

Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2584|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]By Dmitry Bestuzhev   As any reader of this site knows, cybercriminals can steal your money not just by putting malware on your machine, but by phishing attacks too. Phishing attacks don’t just target online banking and e-payment systems, but almost any site which asks the user to input sensitive data.

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