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Super Nuclear Worm Invades Kazakhstan

October 03, 2010 from: AEON Security Blog

When I first heard about Stuxnet, it made me shrug my shoulders just as much as I shrugged when hearing about Aurora – the “(un)Advanced Persistent Threat.” Outside from all the hype, the entire concept of “Stuxnet” being a “highly weaponized targeted” threat is way out of tune with reality. From everything I have read so far, everyone seems to be repeating what everyone else is repe...

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Fiserv to Banks: Stay on Outdated Adobe Reader

March 08, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Brian Krebs reveals that Fiserv, a “Fortune 500 company that provides bank transaction processing services and software to more than 16,000 clients worldwide,” is urging customers not to use the most updated version of Adobe Reader.

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File-Sharing Software Potential Threat to Health Privacy – Study

March 03, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Cross-Posted from: http://www.databreaches.net/?p=10367A research report on file-sharing risks that compares risks for personal financial information to personal health information:

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Banks, Businesses, Viruses and the UCC

February 24, 2010 from: Rsnake's blog at ha.ckers.org

There’s an interesting post over at Krebs On Security talking about some poor company that is going bankrupt because TD Bank allegedly will not give them their money back after it was stolen out of their account.

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Forget Blaming Microsoft or Google – Blame Yourself

January 22, 2010 from: AEON Security Blog

People from all walks of life including influential decision makers are quickly firing off ye ole “Blame Microsoft” rants this week after another debacle involving Google and China. The debacle involved so-called State Sponsored (from China) “hacktivities” to compromise Gmail accounts. The attacks were – as we’re told – targeted towards Internet Explorer v...

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Hacking the US Government Is Cheap – Costwise

December 21, 2009 from: AEON Security Blog

Anyone who follows information security news is probably wondering this week: “What in the hell is up with security in this country”. At least for those of us living in the United States, this should of been the statement of choice.

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P2P fraudsters snare DoD employees and FL business; two indicted

December 11, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Jeffrey Steven Girandola and Kajohn Phommavong have been charged in a previously sealed 16-count indictment with Conspiracy, Computer Fraud, Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft. According to the indictment, which was handed up by a federal grand jury in San Diego, the defendants installed peer-to-peer file sharing software on computers under their control and searched the a...

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Researcher refutes phishing account of hijacked Hotmail passwords

October 07, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

One researcher isn’t buying Microsoft’s and Google’s explanation that hijacked Hotmail and Gmail passwords were obtained in a massive phishing attack.

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Plugin Updating Project: Follow up

September 16, 2009 from: Mozilla Security Blog

I wrote last week about a new project we’ve [Mozilla] started, informing our users when they’re running out of date versions of popular plugins. We focused our initial efforts on the Adobe Flash Player and now, a week after launch, Mozilla’s Numerator, Ken Kovash, has a blog post up looking at the results.

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Helping users keep plugins updated

September 04, 2009 from: Mozilla Security Blog

Starting with the upcoming releases of Firefox 3.5.3 and Firefox 3.0.14, Mozilla will warn users if their version of the popular Adobe Flash Player plugin is out of date. Old versions of plugins can cause crashes and other stability problems, and can also be a significant security risk.

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