Blog Posts Tagged with "Adobe"

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Latest Adobe Zero-day is Serious Business

February 14, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

The exploits have been seen in extremely targeted attacks against high profile targets, and are a sophisticated effort that appear to be the first to successfully escape Adobe’s “protected mode” sandbox. Make no mistake about it; this attack is serious business and not the work of amateurs.

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Group-IB found a new zero-day vulnerability in Adobe products

November 11, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Once again the discovery comes from Russia, its a analysts are demonstrating great capabilities in investigations, the forensics firm Group-IB, the same that provided information on cybercrime activities in Russia in last months, has discovered the availability of a new exploit sold in the underground...

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Adobe Releases Critical Updates Reader and Acrobat

April 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Adobe has released critical updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier versions for Linux, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh...

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Adobe Releases Critical Security Update for Flash Player

March 28, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Adobe has released an update for Flash Player to mitigate multiple vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to remotely take control or cause a denial-of-service. Adobe has also announced that Flash Player 11.2 for Windows is now equipped with automatic update...

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Some Thoughts on Sandboxes

March 22, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Developer should be writing good code, period. But when the pace of developing outpaces the ability to do complete software security analysis we see security organizations turning to sandboxing as a method of limiting the damage an exploited piece of code can do...

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Fake YouTube Site Targets Activists with Malware

March 17, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The fake YouTube page attacks users in two ways: it requires you to enter your YouTube login credentials in order to leave comments, and it installs malware disguised as an Adobe Flash Player update. To see if you have been infected, look for the following files...

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Adobe Releases Critical Updates for Flash Player Vulnerability

March 06, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Adobe has released critical updates for Android, Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems to mitigate vulnerabilities in the company's Flash Player software that may have allowed attackers to inflict a denial of service or take control of a targeted system...

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MSUpdater Trojan Smuggles Data as Windows Update Traffic

February 01, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"We don't have information about the people behind those attacks, however as all of them are targeting government-related organizations, it is highly reasonable to suspect that the attackers are high profile, maybe even a country..."

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Symantec: Chinese Connection to Attacks on Defense Contractors

January 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The data Symantec published reinforces evidence from an earlier investigation conducted by AlienVault, which described an orchestrated sprear-phishing campaign most likely targeting information on US drone technology which utilized malware-infected PDF documents to deliver the Sykipot payload...

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Adobe Releases Updates for Critical Vulnerabilities

January 12, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Adobe has released updates to mitigate critical vulnerabilities in the company's Adobe Reader and Acrobat products. The vulnerabilities addressed leave systems open to remote access and control, system crashes, and denial of service exploits...

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Chinese Cyber Espionage Targeting Drone Technology

January 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"This campaign could target organizations related to technology used in... aerospace and military industries... With the information we collected it appears that this campaign has been running for months. Someone has said that cyberwar does not exist?. Draw your own conclusions..."

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Lockheed Warns Adobe of New Exploit in the Wild

December 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"This U3D memory corruption vulnerability could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. There are reports that the vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild in limited, targeted attacks against Adobe Reader 9.x on Windows..."

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The Importance of Software Updating

November 21, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

There is software that can scan your network and check for these un-patched systems. The software can report back exactly which software updates are missing, and then use another tool to actually exploit those vulnerabilities. An attacker could take complete control of your computer...

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Mikko Hypponen Warns of Adobe Reader Threats

November 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen urged organizations to reconsider the continued use of Adobe Reader given the tendency for attackers to exploit the application's frequent vulnerabilities. "These attacks are not against PDF - these attacks are against Adobe Reader," said Hypponen...

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Adobe Issues Patch for Flash Zero Day Vulnerability

September 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"One of these vulnerabilities is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks... This universal cross-site scripting issue could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider if the user visits a malicious website..."

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Adobe Releases Critical Patches for Multiple Products

August 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Adobe has released patches for multiple products, including Flash, Shockwave, Photoshop and RoboHelp. This is the first security update released in nearly a month, and four of the five updates are labeled as being of "Critical Severity". Summaries and links to the patches are as follows...

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