Security B-Sides On The Conference Map

When security professionals flock to San Francisco for next week’s RSA 2010 security conference, they will have access to a set of presentations and events not found on the official RSA agenda. It’s billed as an anti-conference of sorts; a place where practitioners can go for an alternate, stripped-down view of the industry. Welcome to Security B-Sides. Read the full article. [CSO]

PHP Update Fixes 40 Holes

An update which fixes around 40 bugs is available for the PHP 5.2
development branch. Version 5.2.13 comes highly recommended for all PHP
5.2.x users, as it includes a number of security-related fixes. Read the full article. [The H Security]

To improve the chances of installing their malware on random computers,
scareware peddlers have decided to set up more that 60 websites that
contain hundreds of possible search matches for hot, trending topics. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

Guest editorial by Roel SchouwenbergOver the last few months, there’s been quite a lot of news chatter around Banker Trojans emptying out online bank accounts of small businesses in the U.S. Today, I was reading one of such stories on Brian Krebs’ site.  After reading that story I came across another news item that described booting from an alternative media to experience safe internet banking.

The Koobface botnet is the tip of the iceberg for the
malicious operations of the online crime ring. Here are the top 10 things you
didn’t know about the Koobface gang. Read the full article. [ZDNet]

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