Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two More Mac Trojans Discovered


April 16, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

April 16, PC World – (International) Two more Mac trojans discovered. Following the outbreak of the Flashback Mac trojan, security researchers spotted two more cases of Mac OS X malware. Both cases are variants on the same trojan, called SabPub, said a Kaspersky Lab researcher. The first variant is known as Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a. Like Flashback, this […]

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Oracle to Issue 88 Security Patches on Tuesday


April 12, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

April 12, IDG News Service – (International) Oracle to issue 88 security patches on Tuesday. Oracle plans to release 88 patches April 17, covering vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of products, according to a pre-release announcement posted to its Web site April 12. The upcoming patch batch includes six fixes for Oracle’s database, three of […]

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Last Chance To Register! Webinar: Why We Need To Care About OSS Security Now


April 11, 2012 By
Emily Blades

Join Jason van Zyl for 30 minutes tomorrow, April 12 at 11:00AM EDT (GMT-0400), when he will share findings from an independent and comprehensive security review of the 31 most commonly used open source components. Jason will also share his thoughts on how we can build a healthier open source ecosystem. If you register, you’ll […]

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Anonymous Blamed for Attacks on Technology Group Websites


April 10, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

April 10, Bloomberg – (International) Anonymous blamed for attacks on technology group websites. Two technology trade associations said they were targeted by the hacker-activist group Anonymous as it singled out supporters of proposed legislation to improve U.S. cybersecurity. Anonymous claimed credit for denial-of-service assaults on the TechAmerica and USTelecom Web sites, according to the associations […]

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Insufficient Security Controls for Smart Meters


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The Vigilant Application Owner

April 10, Homeland Security Newswire – (New York) Insufficient security controls for smart meters. False data injection attacks exploit the configuration of power grids by introducing arbitrary errors into state variables while bypassing existing techniques for bad measurement detection; experts say the current generation of smart meters are not secure enough against false data injection […]

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