Beware of Brittany Murphy Death Malware

It didn’t take long before cybercriminals seized the opportunity to use
the death of actress Brittany Murphy to peddle malware in search engine optimization poisoning. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

Adobe Patches Critical Flash Media Server Flaws

Adobe has released a critical patch to cover a pair of serious vulnerabilities affecting the Adobe Flash Media Server (FMS) 3.5.2 and earlier versions.The update is available for all platforms and addresses issues that allow an attacker to run malicious code on the affected system.

Winamp Update Fixes Security Bugs

Nullsoft has released version 5.57 of Winamp, the popular media player, closing several critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to compromise a user’s system and fixing a number of bugs. Read the full article. [The H Security]

Adobe chose to wait until mid-January to
patch a critical PDF bug because issuing an emergency update would have
disrupted its quarterly security update schedule, the company said
today. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

The PHP developers have released version 5.2.12 of their popular programming language, fixing over 60 bugs mainly to increase stability, but also closing some security holes. Read the full article. [The H Security]

Microblogging site Twitter went offline for
a while Friday after hackers calling themselves the Iranian Cyber Army
apparently managed to change DNS records, redirecting traffic to
another Web page. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

Version 2.1 of the Cloud Security Alliance’s “Guidance for Critical Areas of Focus in Cloud Computing” provides more concise and actionable guidance across all
domains, and encompasses knowledge gained from real world deployments
over the past six months. Read the full article. [Help Net Security]

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