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December 8, 2011


Fake Verizon email with malicious ZIP in circulation

Microsoft is warning users about a fake Verizon notification which is carrying a Trojan. The email appears to come from Verizon and attempts to make the customer feel a sense of urgency by claiming it contains crucial account information from verizon Wireless. The fake email has a ZIP file attached named ‘Verizon-Wireless-Account-StatusNotification_#######.zip’ (random numbers are […]

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December 5, 2011


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December 5, 2011


Yahoo Messenger 11.x $InlineAction parameter iFrame flaw

A zero-day exploit has been seen to be present in Yahoo Messenger 11.x, including the latest released version which allows a remote attack to hijack your status update. The attacker will simulate sending a file to a user when changing the status update. This can be done in part to the ‘$InlineAction parameter’ flaw which […]

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November 29, 2011

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Advanced SystemCare 5 Released!

Advanced SystemCare 5: IObit Debuts The New Release Of Its Flagship Software Suite. Advanced SystemCare is one of the most downloaded Windows utility programs; version 5 of the software sees new functionality and features, making it one of the most comprehensive PC maintenance and optimization suites available today. SAN FRANCISCO15th November 2011–The number of PC […]

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November 27, 2011


HTTP query request vulnerability in iTunes Apple Software Updater

A German company called Gamme International has reported that remote monitoring software designed to exploit a vulnerability in Apple iTunes can indeed infect a PC system. FinFisher spyware software uses a vulnerability in the iTunes update system to install itself on the target PC system. The exploit relies on the fact that Apple Software Updater […]

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November 17, 2011


Windows 8 patch process to introduce smart updates and messaging

Microsoft aims to streamline the update and provide smart messaging as part of it’s new Windows 8 release next year (2012). Redmond aims to reduce the number of restarts to updates – hopefully removing the need for changes to ‘code in use’ having to reboot the OS. Windows restarts are disruptive to user experience especially […]

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November 14, 2011

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Hakin9 Extra – Rootkit 06/2011

Rootkits Hidden in Hardware of PC by Anibal Sacco Let’s think like an attacker for a second. There are multiple applications dedicated to find malicious code both in user and in kernel space. So new places have to be found to deploy your code while keeping it stealthy. TDSS aka TDL – Chronology by Eugene […]

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November 10, 2011


Thieves using Facebook and Twitter to identify targets

Most of Julian’s (http://julianevansblog.com) readers probably have a Facebook account, and some of you might also have a Twitter and foursquare account. Given Julian’s blog is all about protecting your online and offline identity you might want to reconsider posting social media status updates (and amending your privacy settings), sharing your geo-location and uploading holiday […]

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November 10, 2011


Apple release critical Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 updates

Apple has updated vulnerabilities in Java for Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 systems, some of which could allow an attacker to execute code outside of the secure Java sandbox. Vulnerabilities in Shockwave and Java are becoming an increasing security issue for businesses. Most administrators fail to update these patches outside of Windows updates. Java […]

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November 10, 2011


Adobe release critical ShockWave security update

Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.1.629 and earlier versions on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker, who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities, to run malicious code on the affected system. Adobe recommends users of Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.1.629 and earlier versions update to Adobe Shockwave Player 11.6.3.633.Comments

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November 4, 2011


Win32k TrueType font-parsing engine vulnerability

Microsoft issued an advisory this week on the TrueType font-parsing vulnerability. The flaw affects every supported version of Windows including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The vulnerability was found to spread the Duqu malware, which is derived from the infamous Stuxnet worm. Microsoft say that an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run […]

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October 27, 2011


Emma Watson Adobe Flash Trojan dropper in circulation

Emma Watson Adobe Flash malware in circulation. The latest of these videos purportedly features popular English actress Emma Watson and users from various websites are redirected to a very expertly made fake YouTube pages where the video is supposedly hosted, complete with comments, “Like” and “Share” buttons and related videos on its right. But unfortunately […]

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