Archive for June, 2012


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The search giant has introduced an alert system to warn users it suspects are the target of state-sponsored attacks.
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Google’s malware blocker Bouncer has been hacked by security analysts Jon Oberheide and Charlie Miller, who claim that their workaround will allow malicious malware to access apps even with a Bouncer scan.

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This piece of malware, called LilyJade, can mimic advertisements on Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Bing and AOL. When users click on or view the ads, the malware developers gain affiliate earnings. The malware spreads by infecting browsers and using active Facebook sessions to spam other users.

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With the July 9 Web apocalypse nearing for computer owners infected with the DNSChanger malware, the social network reaches out to tell them how to clean their machines. 

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The Flame espionage malware targeting Iranian computers contains code that can completely hijack the Windows update mechanism that Microsoft uses to distribute security patches to hundreds of millions of its users, security researchers said Monday.

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Microsoft released an emergency Windows update on Sunday after revealing that one of its trusted digital signatures was being abused to certify the validity of the Flame malware that has infected computers in Iran and other Middle Eastern Countries.

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Earlier this week, F-Secure Labs found a malicious Olympic-themed PDF. So we thought this would be a good time to talk about a topic comes up whenever an event like the World Cup, a celebrity death or even a tsunami captures the world’s attention.

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Eugene Kaspersky says his discovery of the Flame virus adds weight to his warnings of the grave dangers posed by governments that manufacture and release viruses on the Internet.

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Like any malicious code deployed in anger, Stuxnet was destined to become public knowledge and public property, open to abuse by criminals, crazies, nation states and hacktivists; so is Flame, Flamer.

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Named ‘Tinba’ (Tiny Banker) or ‘Zusy’, it is a 20KB data-stealing banking trojan that hooks into browsers, steals login data and sniffs network traffic. It also uses man-in-the-browser (MiTB) techniques and web injections in order to change the look and feel of curtain webpages.

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