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Turkish Hackers Upload Malicious Browser Extension To Official Chrome Web Store


January 31, 2013 By
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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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SCADA Password Cracking Code Available


January 25, 2013 By
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Help Net Security – (International) SCADA password cracking code available. The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICSCERT) warned that a proof-of-concept exploit code was released that can brute force passwords to programmable logic controllers (PLC) before the vulnerability could be addressed by the manufacturer, Siemens. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=14303

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Web Server Hackers Install Rogue Apache Modules And SSH Backdoors, Researchers Say


January 24, 2013 By
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IDG News Service – (International) Web server hackers install rogue Apache modules and SSH backdoors, researchers say. Researchers from Securi reported that a group of attackers using rogue Apache modules has been replacing Secure Shell (SSH) binary files in compromised servers with backdoored versions that collect user information and passwords from incoming and outgoing SSH […]

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Security Flaws Leave Networked Printers Open To Attack


January 23, 2013 By
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InformationWeek – (International) Security flaws leave networked printers open to attack. A security researcher discovered flaws in Hewlitt-Packard’s JetDirect printer networking software which can be used to bypass security controls, disable printers, or reprint previous documents. Source: http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities/security-flaws-leave-networked-printers/240146805

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Critical Security Vulnerability At Amazon Fixed


January 18, 2013 By
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The H – (International) Critical security vulnerability at Amazon fixed. The Amazon Web site has fixed a cross-site scripting vulnerability which could have been used to inject malicious JavaScript code which allows 3rd-party access to various elements of a user’s account, including the shopping cart, history, name, and email address associated with the account. Source: […]

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Cybersleuths Uncover 5-year Spy Operation Targeting Government, Others


January 14, 2013 By
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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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