Browsing Tag: malware

Categories: Web Security

[img_assist|nid=3445|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]SQL injection has become perhaps the most widely used technique for compromising Web applications, thanks to both its relative simplicity and high success rate. It’s not often that outsiders get a look at the way these attacks work, but a well-known researcher is providing just that.

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[img_assist|nid=3371|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100] Twitter users were being hit on Wednesday with what seems to be the
second phishing attack this week, according to researchers. The latest attack features a message that says “This you????” followed by a link that leads to a fake Twitter log-in page. Read the full article. [cnet]

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[img_assist|nid=3380|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Researchers are preparing to release a free tool to stop
“drive-by” downloads: Internet attacks in which the mere act of
visiting a Web site results in the surreptitious installation of
malicious software. The new tool, called BLADE (Block All Drive-By
Download Exploits), stops downloads that are initiated without the
user’s consent. Read the full article. [Technology Review]

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[img_assist|nid=3370|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]Mainstream attention to Operation Aurora and the Kneber (Zeus) botnet are welcome. It underscores how the Internet underground has advanced to the point where a plethora of
powerful hacking tools and services  is readily available to  novice
hackers and elite crime gangs alike –  with  prices  to fit every
budget. Read the full article. [The Last Watchdog]

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[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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