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Categories: Malware

Dave Kennedy and Kevin Long from Verizon’s security team are offering some of the best advice I’ve seen regarding the ongoing attacks against an unpatched Adobe Acrobat/PDF vulnerability.
I’ve complained bitterly about the lack of mitigation guidance from Adobe and I’m happy to see the Verizon researchers filling in the blanks and offering suggestions to reduce your exposure to these attacks.

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Categories: Malware

On the Microsoft Secure Windows Iniative blog, software engineer Chengyun discusses the default behaviour of ActiveX controls embedded in Office documents.  The software giant also provides information on how can an attacker abuse ActiveX and how Office users can change the behavior of ActiveX controls embedded in Office documents.

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Categories: Malware

The resilient Conficker worm has spent the last few months wreaking havoc on millions of infected PCs around the world, and it now looks like the worm is set to potentially cause some trouble for Southwest Airlines as well. Computerworld is reporting that the infected machines will attempt to contact a site owned by the airline on March 13 in attempt to download new instructions.

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