System Security & Vulnerability Threat Warning

Syrian Hackers Ramp Up RAT Attacks

  • Monday, 25 Aug 2014
  • Author: Phil Muncaster, InfoSecurity Magazine

Kaspersky Lab said the attacks are typically launched via social networking platforms, YouTube, email and Skype.

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Six more bugs found in popular OpenSSL security tool

  • Tuesday, 08 Jul 2014
  • Author: Robert Merkel

Computer system administrators around the world are groaning again as six new security problems have been found in the OpenSSL security library...

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New malware program targets banking data

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Lucian Constantin

IDG News Service - There is yet another reason to be wary of spam email about bank transfers or invoices -- it could be carrying a new, cleverly designed malware program that steals financial information...

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Microsoft's crusade against malware advances to Kuwait, Algeria

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Zach Miners

IDG News Service - Microsoft has taken legal action to combat the spread of malware that the company says can be traced to bad actors in Kuwait and Algeria...

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Energy providers hacked through malicious software updates

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Jeremy Kirk

IDG News Service - Eastern European-based attackers gained access to the networks of energy providers by tampering with software updates for industrial control systems, gaining a foothold that could be used for sabotage, Symantec said Monday...

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Microsoft to resume email-based security notifications

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Lucian Constantin

IDG News Service - Microsoft has backtracked on a plan to stop sending email-based notifications about security bulletins starting this month...

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Critics blast Microsoft's takedown of No-IP domains

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Jaikumar Vijayan

Computerworld - Microsoft's tactics in using a court order to seize nearly two-dozen No-IP.com domains it said were used to distribute Windows malware tools were called ham-handed by several critics...

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Hackers hit more businesses through remote access accounts

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Jaikumar Vijayan

Computerworld - Hackers recently broke into payment systems at several northwestern U.S. restaurants and food service companies via a remote access account belonging to one of their vendors, another example of the need for companies to monitor third-party access to their networks...

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Critical flaw in WordPress newsletter plug-in endangers many blogs

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Lucian Constantin

IDG News Service - A critical vulnerability found in a WordPress plug-in that has been downloaded over 1.7 million times allows potential attackers to take complete control of blogs that use it...

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Latest Flash Update Mends Code Execution and XSS Flaws

  • Thursday, 03 Jul 2014
  • Author: Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard Blog

Summary: This vulnerability affects: Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.214 and earlier, running on all platforms (and Air)...

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