Monthly Archives: November 2012

Crooks Inject Malicious Java Applet Into FOREX Trading Website


November 30, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The Register – (International) Crooks inject malicious Java applet into FOREX trading website. FOREX trading Web site Trading Forex was contaminated with a malicious Java applet that is designed to install malware on the systems of visiting surfers, The Register reported November 30. The Web site remained contaminated as of mid-day November 29 according to […]

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Email Hacks Router


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The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) Email hacks router. A whole range of Arcor, Asus, and TP-Link routers are vulnerable to being reconfigured remotely without authorization. A security researcher demonstrates that just displaying an email within the router’s own network can have far-reaching consequences: when opened, his specially crafted test email reconfigures the wireless router so that […]

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Shylock’s New Trick For Evading Malware Researchers


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Help Net Security – (International) Shylock’s new trick for evading malware researchers. The Shylock financial malware platform continues to evolve in order to bypass new defensive technologies put in place by financial institutions and enterprises. While analyzing a recent Shylock dropper Trusteer noticed a new trick it uses to evade detection. Namely, it can identify […]

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Unencrypted Payment Data On Business Networks At 70 Percent


November 29, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Help Net Security – (International) Unencrypted payment data on business networks at 70 percent. SecurityMetrics published its second annual Payment Card Threat Report revealing unencrypted Primary Account Number (PAN) storage remains alarmingly high. Virtually no change occurred between 2011 and 2012, with card data storage on corporate systems declining less than one quarter of a […]

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U.S. Software Firm Hacked For Years After Suing China


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The Vigilant Application Owner

The Register – (International) U.S. software firm hacked for years after suing China. A Californian software company which sued the Chinese government for pirating its flagship content filtering product has revealed how it was targeted by hackers from that country for the 3 years of the resulting legal proceedings. Santa Barbara, California-based Solid Oak Software […]

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Pacemakers, Other Implanted Devices, Vulnerable to Lethal Attacks


November 28, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Homeland Security News Wire – (International) Pacemakers, other implanted devices, vulnerable to lethal attacks. IT experts reported security flaws in pacemakers and defibrillators could be putting lives at risk, stating that many devices are not properly secured and therefore are vulnerable to hackers who may want to commit an act that could lead to multiple […]

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U.N. Atom Agency Says Stolen Information On Hacker Site


November 27, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Reuters – (International) U.N. atom agency says stolen information on hacker site. The U.N. nuclear watchdog said information stolen from one of its former servers had been posted on a hacker Web site November 27, and it was taking “all possible steps” to ensure its computer systems and data were protected. The stolen information was […]

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Java Zero-day Exploit On Sale For ‘Five Digits’


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Krebs on Security – (International) Java zero-day exploit on sale for ‘five digits’. Miscreants in the cyber underground are selling an exploit for a previously undocumented security hole in Oracle’s Java software that attackers can use to remotely seize control over systems running the program, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The flaw, currently being sold by an […]

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eBay Closes Critical Security Holes


November 25, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) eBay closes critical security holes. The online auction house eBay has fixed two vulnerabilities in its U.S. Web site. One of the vulnerabilities was a critical SQL injection hole in the site’s selling area that gave potential attackers unauthorized read and write access to one of the company’s databases. The hole […]

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Numerous .eu Domains Registered To Host BlackHole Exploit Kit


November 23, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) Numerous .eu domains registered to host BlackHole exploit kit. Security researchers from Sophos reveal that a number of malicious .eu domains have been registered by cybercriminals and set up to host the – 11 – infamous BlackHole exploit kit. In order to avoid security filtering, cybercrooks have registered several domains, which they […]

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