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Critical TCP/IP flaw fixed in November Patch Tuesday release

Microsoft released their November Patch Tuesday on the 8th November which also included a critical TCP/IP fix. The TCP/IP component affects Windows 7, Server 2008 and Vista. Microsoft said an attacker could use a specially crafted UDP data packet to…

Banks back UK government Midata identity project

The major UK banks and card schemes are a list of 26 companies that are working with the UK government on the creation of a new personal identity system for consumers transacting online. The ‘Midata‘ initiative is an online replacement…

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Hacking Data 11/11

Latest News From IT Security World By Schuyler Dorsey, eLearnSecurity i ID Theft Protect As usual specialists from companies eLearn Security and ID Theft protect will share with us latest news from IT security world. Read it to up-date yourself….

Four million people victims of identity fraud in the UK

It’s National Identity Fraud Prevention Week this week in the UK. As part of Julian’s identity fraud awareness push he’d like just go over some old ground. Fellowes a paper-shredding supplier commissioned a report which highlighted that 7 per cent…

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Hakin9 Extra – Botnet 05/2011

A study of a Botnet creation process and the impact of a DDoS attack against a web server by Stavros N. Shaeles and Ioannis D. Psaroudakis Over the following paragraphs we are going to describe in steps, the procedure of…

Apple fix 96 vulnerabilities in iOS 5 release

Apple has this week (12th October) released it’s latest mobile operating system called iOS 5. The new iOS 5 patches 96 vulnerabilities, including 69 security fixes for WebKit. The more notable security fixes included are; memory corruption issues that could…

Facebook and Twitter social media API security

Julian Evans wondered for some time whether it might be possible to develop a security app for Facebook, that provides protection at levels similar to Internet security suites. Julian’s research has concluded that providing a scanning, tracking and notification based…

SpyEye banking Trojan uses SMS hijacking feature

SpyEye has been observed trying to trick users into reassigning their cellphone numbers to receive one-time passwords (OTP) from their banks by SMS. The social engineering scam (assuming SpyEye has already infected the target PC) is found on fraudulent pages…

Facebook scammers exploiting Steve Jobs death

Facebook scammers are exploiting the death of Apple chief Steve Jobs. A few hours after Steve Jobs’ death scammers were busy creating a Facebook page called “R.I.P.Steve Jobs” which contained a malicious URL and text claiming that 50 free iPads…

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Apple OS X and iOS Hacking News

READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE This month’s article focuses on Apple technology hacking that has been identified thus far in 2011. Here you will find a compilation of some high profile media reports and research from the Web on the hacking…