Web Security

Google Chrome Update Addresses Security

Google has announced the availability of Chrome version 4.0 for Windows which addresses several high-risk security vulnerabilities, the latest release of the WebKit-based browser includes a number of new features. Read the full article. [The H Security]

TechCrunch Compromised, Defaced

Popular technology site TechCrunch was hit by potty-mouth hackers late on Monday, leaving the site temporarily unavailable.

A notice on TechCrunch.com’s front page on Tuesday morning explains that “TechCrunch.com was compromised by a security exploit”. Read the full article. [The Register]

ExxonMobil, Others Attacked Via Email

At least three US oil companies were victims of highly targeted,
email-borne attacks designed to siphon valuable data from their
corporate networks and send it abroad, according to a published report
citing unnamed people and government documents. Read the full article. [The Register]

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) could inadvertently allow a hacker
to read files on a person’s computer, another problem for the company
just days after a serious vulnerability received an emergency patch. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), the company behind the open source DNS BIND, software, has released security updates to resolve a DNSSEC-related vulnerability that could lead to Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. Read the full article. [The H Security]

Zimuse-A and its variant, Zimuse-B, overwrite MBR (Master Boot Record)
files on infected drives with their own data, either 40 days or 20 days
respectively after infection. This malicious behavior corrupts records
and makes data recovery difficult if not impossible, researchers report. Read the full article. [The Register]

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