Online scammers are re-scamming Internet pharmaceutical customers with a new ploy: posing as government agents and extorting money from them, says the US Food and Drug Administration. Read the full article. [Info Security]
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[img_assist|nid=2544|title=|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=500|height=163]A prominent anti-spyware researcher is calling on Google to sever its ties with an advertising partner that covers popular sites with pop-up PPC advertisements promoting those same sites.
[img_assist|nid=2531|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Banks, military contractors and software companies, along with federal
agencies, are looking for “cyber ninjas” to fend off a sophisticated
array of hackers, from criminals stealing credit card numbers to
potential military adversaries. Read the full article. [NY Times]
[img_assist|nid=2530|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The FBI is investigating the theft of nearly a half million dollars
from tiny Duanesburg Central School District in upstate New York, after
cyber thieves tried to loot roughly $3.8 million from district online
bank accounts last month. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]
[img_assist|nid=2519|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A German security researcher has released an open-source tool that analyses and cleans up Flash code before playback to
prevent security holes in Adobe Flash Player from being exploited.The tool, called “Blitzableiter” (lightning rod), is the brainchild of Felix “FX” Lindner, a well-known hacker who presented it at the 26th Chaos Communication Congress (26C3).
[img_assist|nid=2517|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=135|height=91]People have one more reason to celebrate the new
year, according to the Shadowserver Foundation: Nearly a million
Conficker-infected computers have oddly disappeared overnight. Read the full article. [Security Focus]
[img_assist|nid=2513|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=58]Kingston Technology has asked customers to return certain models of its DataTraveler secure flash drives for an update, following the discovery of a flaw in the memory sticks. Read the full article. [ZDNet]
[img_assist|nid=2507|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Nearly six months after Apple added a malware blocker to Mac OS X (Snow Leopard), the feature appears to be collecting cobwebs.Apple has not added any anti-malware signature updates to the XProtect.plist file that launched with antidotes for OSX.RSPlug.A and OSX.Iservice, two known Trojan horse programs targeting Mac OS X users.
[img_assist|nid=2504|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Version 8.14.4 of Sendmail, the open source mail transfer agent (MTA),
includes fixes for several security vulnerabilities including some
integer overflows, memory leaks and for the SSL NUL character problem
disclosed in mid 2009. Read the full article. [The H Security]