Browsing Tag: vulnerabilities

Categories: Malware

From all indications, it would appear that attackers are continuing to attack and malware authors are carrying on writing malware. The latest bit of evidence to support these conclusions is the discovery of the Flame malware, which, initial analyses show, is an advanced data-stealing tool that is being used in targeted attacks against organizations in Iran, Syria and Palestine, and has experts speculating that Flame was built by a Western intelligence agency or military.

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Browsers are a really nice target for attackers of all stripes and skill levels. But, unless you’re a savant or have just landed here from the future, you may want to take a pass on going after Google Chrome, judging by the insane level of effort and skill that an anonymous security researcher had to deploy in order to compromise Chrome during the company’s Pwnium contest in March.

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Categories: Vulnerabilities

Since the beginning of recorded time, security researchers, software vendors and hackers have been issuing security advisories in all kinds of nutty formats. Some feature excellent ASCII art, some have clever inside jokes and some come from Microsoft. Now, there’s a effort underway, called the Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework, to standardize the way that vulnerabilities are reported so that they’re in a common, machine-readable format. 

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