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Vulnerability database infected for at least two months


March 19, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Downed US vuln catalog infected for at least TWO MONTHS. A vulnerability in Adobe’s ColdFusion software allowed the National Vulnerability Database and other National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Web sites to be infected with malware, prompting NIST to take them offline. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/14/adobe_coldfusion_vulns_compromise_us_malware_catalog/

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New security fix from Apple


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The Vigilant Application Owner

Apple fixes OS X flaw that allowed Java apps to run with plugin disabled. Apple released several security updates for its OS X operating system, as well as a new version of its malware removal tool. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/apple-fixes-os-x-flaw-allowed-javaapps-run-plugin-disabled-031513

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Do you know if you have been hacked?


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The Vigilant Application Owner

It takes a company 243 days to discover a sophisticated attack, study shows. A report by Mandiant focusing on advanced persistent threats (APTs) outlined several findings, including that there are on average 243 days between an attacker gaining access and when the attack is uncovered. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/It-Takes-a-Company-243-Days-toDiscover-a-Sophisticated-Attack-Study-Shows-337342.shtml

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