Browsing Category: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=2017|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A U.S. district court judge has ordered the largest “spam gang” in the
world to pay nearly $15.2 million for sending unsolicited e-mail
messages marketing male-enhancement pills, prescription drugs, and
weight-loss supplements, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Read the full article. [InfoWorld]

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[img_assist|nid=2020|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The notorious information-stealing Zeus trojan is currently spreading via drive-by download. Those behind Zeus, or Zbot, recently began circulating spam claiming to
come from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), requesting users submit a
“tax refund request form” by clicking on a link that is provided. Read the full article. [SC Magazine]

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[img_assist|nid=2014|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]A researcher has published an explanation of a new flaw in FreeBSD that allows an  attacker to take control of a vulnerable machine. The vulnerability could give an attacker root access to the FreeBSD machine, and the FreeBSD developers have published a patch for the flaw early Tuesday.

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Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=1984|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]There is an ongoing attack against some WordPress implementations that is trying to brute-force the passwords for the administrator accounts on the installations. The attack is being driven by an automated PHP script that tries thousands of possible passwords.

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[img_assist|nid=1976|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The IDG News Service is reporting that Microsoft’s latest round of security patches appears to be causing some PCs to seize up and display a black screen, rendering the computer useless. The problem affects Microsoft products including Windows 7, Vista and XP operating systems.

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Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=1951|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Using Internet Explorer and a virtual PDF generator to print a PDF file
from a HTML page causes the document’s entire storage path, for example
file://C:UsersdabDownloadsdocument.pdf, to be stored in the document itself. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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