Browsing Tag: malware

[img_assist|nid=3364|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Czech security experts say they have uncovered
a global botnet that may be redirecting Web surfers to other sites for
the purpose of stealing their data.
The botnet’s creators have dubbed the network “Chuck Norris” after the famous Hollywood actor and martial arts expert. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

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[img_assist|nid=3333|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]More than 74,000 PCs at nearly 2,500 organizations around the globe
were compromised over the past year and a half in a botnet infestation
designed to steal login credentials to bank sites, social networks, and
e-mail systems, researchers have discovered. Read the full article. [cnet]

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[img_assist|nid=3319|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The 2010 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors is a list
of widespread and critical programming errors that can lead
to serious software vulnerabilities. Read the full article. [Common Weakness Enumeration/Mitre]

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[img_assist|nid=3308|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=87|height=136]While many outside of the security industry
still perceive “hackers” as teenagers or isolated geeks who work alone, a recent research report encourages the general
public to see malware as a cooperative industry that supports
specialists, economies, and supply chains. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

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Categories: Government

[img_assist|nid=3283|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]In the wake of the attacks against Google, Adobe and other major high-tech companies, there was a lot of public shock and outrage that this kind of attack happened. But it was really just a small part of what’s been going on for years. In a conversation with Dennis Fisher, Tom Kellermann of Core Security explains why the U.S. government and private companies are so unprepared for these attacks.

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Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=3279|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Last year was an interesting year in the security industry in a number of ways, but perhaps none more so than the monstrous increase in the volume of malicious spam. In the second half of 2009, the number of spam messages sent per day skyrocketed from 600 million to three billion, according to new research.

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[img_assist|nid=3190|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Some of the bugs Microsoft patched today will be exploited by hackers almost immediately, security researchers predicted. Microsoft’s massive update — a record-tying 13 separate security bulletins that patched 26 vulnerabilities — gives attackers all kinds of ways to compromise machines and hijack PCs. Read the full article. [Computerworld]

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