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“Lucky Thirteen” Attacks Snarfs Cookies Protected by SSL Encryption


February 4, 2013 By
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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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Google Blocks High Profile Sites After Advertising Provider NetSeer is Hacked


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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
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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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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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Over 85,000 HP Printers Found to be Publicly Accessible Via the Internet


January 29, 2013 By
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Softpedia – (International) Over 85,000 HP printers found to be publicly accessible via the Internet. A software researcher discovered that over 85,000 printers made by HP are available via a focused Google search, allowing remote access. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Over-85-000-HP-Printers-Found-to-Be-Publicly-Accessible-Via-the-Internet-324836.shtml

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Backdoors Found In Barracuda Networks Gear


January 24, 2013 By
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Krebs on Security – (International) Backdoors found in Barracuda Networks gear. Various spam filters, firewalls, and VPN appliances sold by Barracuda Networks contain undocumented backdoor accounts that could be remotely accessed via secure shell (SSH) and are accessible to hundreds of non-Barracuda companies, the vendor acknowledged. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/01/backdoors-found-in-barracuda-networks-gear/

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XSS, Password Flaws Found In Popular ESPN App


January 18, 2013 By
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SC Magazine – (International) XSS, password flaws found in popular ESPN app. Researchers found a cross-site scripting coding flaw in the ESPN SportCenter mobile phone application that could leave its users’ information vulnerable to 3rd-party exposure. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/xss-password-flaws-found-in-popular-espnapp/article/276723/

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