Browsing Category: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=3004|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]VMware advises on vulnerabilities that relate to problems in the Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) where several of the 47 flaws can be used by
an attacker to compromise a systems. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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When a computer virus infection at a business allows thieves to steal tens of thousands of dollars from the company’s commercial banking account, banks typically don’t reimburse the victim company. But the truth is, most banks make that decision on a case-by-case basis. Take, for example, the case of two Umpqua Bank customers in Vancouver, Wash., both of which suffered major financial losses last year after compromises at employee computers allowed thieves to access their accounts remotely. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

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[img_assist|nid=2993|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Google may have threatened to leave China in order to keep us all from concluding that “the cloud” can’t be secured. But isn’t that precisely what we should conclude based on the fact that Google chose to leave China? Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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Social networking sites are ideal havens for online criminal activities as they provide a combination of two key factors: a huge number of users and a high-level of trust among these users, cautioned a security specialist. ZDNet Asia spoke to industry experts who highlight the top five security threats enterprises should be mindful about when using social networking sites. Read the full story [ZDNet]

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Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=2992|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Google has announced that Google Docs will drop support for Microsoft’s nearly nine-year-old Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) browser starting on March 1.Ironically, if Google had taken its anti-IE6 advice to heart before hackers broke into its corporate network last year, it might not now be mulling whether to abandon the Chinese search market. Read the full story [ComputerWorld]

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[img_assist|nid=2988|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Matthew Delorey of New Bedford, MA was arrested on wire fraud and conspiracy charges
relating to his sale of hacked cable modems modified to permit a user to hide his or her identity
and steal service from Internet service providers. Read the full statement. [FBI.gov]

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