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Categories: Hacks

For the second time this week, Pastebin.com on Thursday found itself hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The site was previously taken offline for a portion of the day on Tuesday, though no motives or culprits for that attack have been named yet.

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Categories: Hacks, Malware

The Ramnit worm, which was first detected more than 18 months ago, has continued to evolve and now has spawned a version that is targeting victims’ Facebook credentials, and with great success. Researchers at Seculert in Israel have found a variant of Ramnit that is stealing those credentials and then trying to compromise other accounts belonging to the victims, including VPNs, email and other sensitive accounts.

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At any given time, there are probably dozens of somewhat serious SQL injection attacks going on in various portions of the Internet. But many of them never get noticed by most people, either because they’re not widespread enough or they’re not hitting high-profile targets. There’s one that’s been ongoing for several weeks now that has hit a threshold that commands some attention: more than a million infected URLs.

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Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security

A security researcher has released a tool that will untether iPhones and other devices running iOS 5.01, allowing them to run unsigned code. The tool relies on a pair of exploits, one in an iOS binary and another in the kernel, and the jailbreak will survive after a reboot.

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