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Oracle Ships Critical Security Update For Java


January 13, 2013 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Krebs on Security – (International) Oracle ships critical security update for Java. Oracle released an update for Java to fix the recent critical vulnerability that allowed malware to exploit computers running the program. The update also increases the default security settings for running Java applications from ‘medium’ to ‘high.’ Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/01/oracle-ships-critical-security-update-for-java/

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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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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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Drupal 7.18 and 6.28 Released To Address Security Vulnerabilities


December 20, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Softpedia – (International) Drupal 7.18 and 6.28 released to address security vulnerabilities. Drupal 7.18 and 6.27 were released to fix three remotely exploitable vulnerabilities, all rated moderately critical. – 8 – Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Drupal-7-18-and-6-28-Released-to-Address-Security-Vulnerabilities-316281.shtml

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Apache Malware Targeting Online Banking


December 19, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Help Net Security – (International) Apache malware targeting online banking. ESET detected and analyzed a malicious Apache module dubbed “Linux/Chapro.A” and discovered that the popular Web server is being used to unknowingly inject malicious content into Web pages designed to steal customers’ banking information. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2364

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Hackers Breached Heating System Via Industrial Control System Backdoor


December 13, 2012 By
The Vigilant Application Owner

Wired.com – (New Jersey; International) Hackers breached heating system via industrial control system backdoor. Hackers broke into the industrial control system (ICS) of a New Jersey air conditioning company earlier this year, using a backdoor vulnerability in the system, according to a FBI memo made public the week of December 10. The intruders first breached […]

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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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