Browsing Category: Social Engineering

Fake iPhone Camera+ App Allowed in App Store

A fake version of the popular Camera+ iPhone application was offered on Apple’s App Store over the weekend, according to a post by Glyn Evans on the iPhoneography blog on Saturday, just the latest example of suspicious and malicious applications to slip through Apple’s shadowy application vetting project.

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Network Of 7K Typo Squatting Domains Drives Huge Traffic To Spam Web Sites

A report from Websense finds that spammers are cleaning up on misspelled domain names for prominent sites. A network of such typo squatting sites is driving millions of visitors to a Web site controlled by the spammers, making it one of the most traffic sites on the Internet.

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Ryan Naraine on the Koobface Expose and SCADA 0-Day Disclosures

Dennis Fisher talks with long-lost Threatpost editor Ryan Naraine about the intricacies of the disclosure of the identities of the alleged Koobface gang members, whether we’ll see more of that kind of action and whether the recent trend toward disclosing 0-days in SCADA systems will continue.

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Slideshow: Ten Tips For Protecting Your Devices From Seizure By U.S. Customs

VIEW SLIDESHOW Ten Tips For Protecting Your Devices From Seizure By U.S. CustomsFourth amendment be damned. With U.S. Customs agents increasingly interested in the contents of digital devices like iPhones, iPads and laptops, The Electronic Frontier Foundation has issued guidance for getting your mobile device across the border safely and protecting the data on it should it get seized.

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Koobface Gang Apparently Hiding in Plain Sight

The individuals allegedly responsible for wreaking havoc on Facebook with the infamous Koobface botnet are living lavishly, blatantly flaunting their ill-gotten gains and taking little precautions to cover their tracks. Their locations, travels, business ventures, social media personas, Internet and real-life identities are apparently well-documented, but no one seems to be able to do anything about it.

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Facebook Security Phishing Attack In The Wild

By David JacobyAt the time of writing there is a new Facebook phishing attack going on. It will not just try to steal your Facebook credentials; it will also try to steal credit card information and other important information such as security questions.This Facebook phishing attack is pretty interesting because it does not just try to trick the victim into visiting a phishing website. It will reuse the stolen information and login to the compromised account and change both profile picture and name. The profile picture will be changed to the Facebook logo and the name will be translated to “Facebook Security” but containing special ascii characters replacing letters such as “a” “k” “S” and “t”.

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Attackers Reused Adobe Reader Exploit Code From 2009 In Extremely Targeted Hacks

The targeted attack that exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Adobe’s Reader application last month was extremely focused on defense industrial base firms, and affected just a handful of systems, according to a company spokesman.

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