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FAKEM RATs Disguise Their Traffic As Yahoo! Messenger To Avoid Detection


January 18, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) FAKEM RATs disguise their traffic as Yahoo! Messenger to avoid detection. A white paper published by Trend Micro detailed the way that a series of remote access trojans known as FAKEM disguises its traffic to appear as that of commonly used applications or HTML to avoid detection. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/FAKEM-RATs-Disguise-Their-Traffic-as-Yahoo-Messenger-to-Avoid-Detection-322227.shtml

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Cybersleuths Uncover 5-year Spy Operation Targeting Government, Others


January 14, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Wired.com – (International) Cybersleuths uncover 5-year spy operation targeting governments, others. Kaspersky Lab researchers uncovered a sophisticated, long-running cyber espionage campaign targeting governments, energy companies, embassies, and aerospace companies dubbed ‘Red October.’ The malware used is customized to individual targets, uses a complex command and control system, and utilizes spear phishing attacks to infect victims. […]

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Java 7 Zero-day Exploit Used To Distribute Reveton Ransomware


January 11, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) Java 7 zero-day exploit used to distribute Reveton ransomware. Trend Micro researchers found that the recently uncovered Java 7 zero-day exploit is being used to Reveton ransomware. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) also issued an advisory about the zero-day and recommended that users disable Java until a patch is available. […]

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Nasty New Java Zero Day Found; Exploit Kits Already Have It


January 10, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Threatpost – (International) Nasty new Java zero day found; Exploit kits already have it. A researcher discovered and others confirmed a zero-day exploit for Java that is already being used by the popular Blackhole, Nuclear Pack, and Cool exploit kits. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/nasty-new-java-zero-day-found-exploit-kits-already-have-it-011013

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Botnets For Hire Likely Attacked U.S. Banks


January 9, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

IDG News Service – (International) Botnets for hire likely attacked U.S. banks. A recent campaign of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on U.S. banks appears to be using botnets for hire, according to an analysis by security firm Incapsula. Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9235525/Botnets_for_hire_likely_attacked_U.S._banks

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Crimeware Auther Funds Exploit Buying Spree


January 7, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Krebs on Security – (International) Crimeware author funds exploit buying spree. Researchers have tied ‘Paunch’, the author of the Blackhole exploit kit, to the Cool Exploit Kit, and noted that Paunch has been updating both kits with newlypurchased, undisclosed exploits. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/01/crimeware-author-funds-exploit-buying-spree/

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New Android Trojan Capable Of Lauching DDoS Attacks, Sending SMSs


December 28, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) New Android trojan capable of launching DDoS attacks, sending SMSs. Researchers from Doctor Web identified a new Android trojan dubbed “Android.DDoS.1.origin” that can execute malicious tasks such as using the infected device for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and sending out SMS messages. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Android-Trojan-Capable-of-Launching-DDOS-Attacks-Sending-SMSs-317524.shtml

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Samsung Smart TV Bug Allows Remote Access, Root Priviledges


December 12, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Threatpost – (International) Samsung smart TV bug allows remote access, root privileges. Some specific models of Samsung TVs that have Wi-Fi and other advanced capabilities have a flaw that enables an attacker to take a variety of actions on the TV, including accessing potentially sensitive data, remote files and information, the drive image, and eventually […]

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GPS Software Attacks More Dangerous Than Jamming And Spoofing, Experts Say


December 10, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (National) GPS software attacks more dangerous than jamming and spoofing, experts say. Security researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with experts from Coherent Navigation, identified new attack vectors against the Global Positioning System (GPS), Softpedia reported December 10. According to the researchers, a malicious 45-second GPS broadcast is capable of taking down […]

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Only 15% Of Known Malware Caught By Android 4.2′s Verifier


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The H – (International) Only 15% of known malware caught by Android 4.2’s verifier. A researcher at North Carolina State University found that only 15 percent of known malware samples tested on Android 4.2’s new app verification service were detected. The researcher loaded 1260 malware samples from the Android Malware Genome Project onto 10 Android […]

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