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[img_assist|nid=3785|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=117|height=83]A lot of people in the security industry are paid to think like attackers: pen testers, security consultants, software security experts. But some of these people have never met an actual black hat, so much of their work is necessarily based on what they think attackers might do in a given situation.

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[img_assist|nid=3766|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]The takedown of 100 servers used to control Zeus-related botnets may
be a short-lived victory, security researchers said after discovering
that about a third of the orphaned channels were able to regain
connectivity in less than 48 hours. The resurrection of at least 30 command and control channels came
after their ISP found a new upstream provider to
provide connectivity to the outside world, autonomous system records
showed. Read the full article. [The Register]

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[img_assist|nid=3736|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]By Stefan TanaseYesterday’s shut down of Troyak-as was definitely good news for the whole IT security community. Seeing cybercriminals getting kicked out from the Internet and then trying to get back inside calls for popcorn and soda.But unfortunately, as some botnets struggle, others stay unaffected: Koobface, for example, which uses compromised legitimate websites as proxies for their main command and control server.

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[img_assist|nid=3703|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]For the second time in less than six months, visitors to the Drudge
Report say they got malware in addition to the Web site’s usual
sensational headlines. Matt Drudge denied that his site was
infecting visitors, however it’s likely that the malware is coming from
ads delivered by a third-party ad network and not the site itself. Read the full article. [CNet]

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