Author Archives: The Vigilant Application Owner

ProstgreSQUL Updates to Close Denial-of-Service Hole


February 7, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) PostgreSQL updates to close denial-of-service hole. The developers of PostgreSQL released updates to several versions of their products to address a misdeclared function that could allow a SQL command to crash PostgreSQL, among other issues. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/PostgreSQL-updates-to-close-denial-of-service-hole-1799938.html

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Barracuda Moves to Shutter Backdoor Access to its Network Gear


February 6, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

IDG News Service – (International) Barracuda moves to shutter backdoor access to its network gear. Barracuda Networks issued an update to close a vulnerability in its network security appliances that allowed unauthorized access through remote support backdoors. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236574/Barracuda_moves_to_shutter_backdoor_access_to_its_network_gear

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Hacker Gains Access to Foxconn Databases, Just Wants to Prove Lack of Security


February 5, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) Hacker gains access to Foxconn databases, just wants to prove lack of security. The hacker known as D35m0nd142 exploited and blind SQL injection vulnerability on a site belonging to manufacturer Foxconn, and brought the vulnerability to the company’s attention. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Hacker-Gains-Access-to-Foxconn-Databases-Just-Wants-to-Prove-Lack-of-Security-326942.shtml

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“Lucky Thirteen” Attacks Snarfs Cookies Protected by SSL Encryption


February 4, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Ars Technica – (International) “Lucky Thirteen” attacks snarfs cookies protected by SSL encryption. Researchers have come up with a method to compromise secure socket layer (SSL), transport layer security (TLS), and other common encryption protocols. Source: http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/02/lucky-thirteen-attack-snarfs-cookies-protected-by-ssl-encryption/

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Android Malware Carries Windows Snooping App


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The Vigilant Application Owner

The H – (International) Android malware carries Windows snooping app. Kaspersky has found malware being distributed through the Google Play store that loads malware onto PCs once an infected Android device is plugged in to a PC running Windows. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Android-malware-carries-Windows-snooping-app-1797241.html

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Google Blocks High Profile Sites After Advertising Provider NetSeer is Hacked


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Threatpost – (International) Google blocks high profile sites after advertising provider NetSeer is hacked. Advertising network NetSeer’s corporate Web site was injected with malware, causing Google Chrome users to see malware warnings while trying to visit sites with ads served by NetSeer. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/google-blocks-high-profile-sites-after-advertising-provider-netseer-hacked-020413

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Aerospace And Defense Firms Targeted With Clever Spear Phishing


January 31, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Help Net Security – (National) Aerospace and defense firms targeted with clever spear phishing. A new spearphishing campaign is targeting directors, vice presidents, and other top management of companies in the aerospace and defense industry and the U.S. government via a malicious .PDF file, which, once opened, creates a permanent backdoor and exfiltrates data from […]

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Turkish Hackers Upload Malicious Browser Extension To Official Chrome Web Store


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) Turkish hackers upload malicious browser extension to official Chrome web store. Kaspersky discovered that hackers are attempting to distribute malicious browser extensions through the official Google Chrome store. Google is attempting to remove the malware; similar fake extensions have been found for Mozilla’s Firefox browser. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Turkish-Hackers-Upload-Malicious-Browser-Extension-to-Official-Chrome-Web-Store-325708.shtml

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