Browsing Tag: malware

Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2402|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]By Dmitry BestuzhevThe day before yesterday, we saw reports about how search engine queries for “Brittany Murphy” returned sites containing links to malware. So it’s the usual situation, with the bad guys exploiting the death of a famous person, just like they did with Michael Jackson.

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Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=2382|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Intel has released a patch for its series of silicon-based security
protections after researchers from Poland identified flaws that allowed
them to completely bypass the extensions. Read the full article. [The Register]

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Categories: Malware

The malware writers and criminals who run botnets for years have been using shared hosting platforms and so-called bulletproof hosting providers as bases of operations for their online crimes. But, as law enforcement agencies and security experts have moved to take these providers offline, the criminals have taken the next step and begun setting up their own virtual data centers.

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Categories: Malware

[img_assist|nid=2356|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The iKee worm that was infecting jailbroken iPhones last month was a simple, yet effective, piece of software that shows how easy it might be for an attacker to create a fairly large, functioning botnet comprising mobile devices, an analysis of the worm shows.

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[img_assist|nid=2333|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]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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