Blog Posts Tagged with "Research"

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Would a Malware BuyBack Program Work?

December 27, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Most malware writers just want to be paid for their research; something that isn't happening frequently enough or at a rate that's considered fair by the researchers. As a result, some of those researchers are exploring grey markets in offensive malware development or are selling 0-days to clients...

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On the Cyber Security Landscape in Africa

October 27, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The African IT scenario is deeply and rapid changing, but we have to consider great differences in the development of various economies. I believe that this isn't a problem, the main concern in my opinion is the uniform development of cyber security culture on the overall continent...

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TrendMicro Q3 Security Report

October 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Trend Micro has released the 3Q 2012 SECURITY ROUNDUP that presents a worrying trend for malware growth which increased 483%. This includes cyber espionage malware and also destructive malicious agents targeting mainly the mobile world and in particular Google Android platform...

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Ponemon Statistics on Cost of Cybercrime for 2012

October 10, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The research presents an alarming scenario, every company is daily the victim of attacks from malware to DDoS with dramatic consequences. Data breaches, system destruction and the violation of networks are the most common, estimated an averaging 1.8 successful attack each week...

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PlaceRaider: 3D Visual Malware from Military Research

October 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It's known that military sector represents a privileged incubator for new technologies than in many cases are subsequently used in civil. We have already read about the existence of software to spy on victims that are able to record communications and movements but the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana in collaboration with researchers at Indiana University created a new type of 'vi...

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Fifty Shades of Grey Hat: Hacking and Ethics

September 19, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

The grey hat is more interested in the “how” than the “why”. There is a respect for the black hat's technical abilities, while keeping a wary eye on them. Some grey hats have had run ins with the law, not due to being malicious, but because curiosity got the best of them...

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Microsoft BlueHat: Five Questions with Katie Moussouris

September 12, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

One of the big stories from this year’s BlackHat conference was Microsoft’s inaugural BlueHat contest which challenged researchers to design a novel runtime mitigation technology designed to prevent the exploitation of memory safety vulnerabilities. Katie Moussouris discusses...

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Latest SAP Security News

August 29, 2012 Added by:Alexander Polyakov

The most interesting thing is that the SAP HostControl is exposed to the Internet by many companies. Speaking numbers, 10% of companies that use SAP worldwide expose the SAP HostControl service to the Internet. I think you can imagine what can be done to those companies if hackers exploited this hole...

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Ghost USB Honeypot: Interview with Project Leader Sebastian Poeplau

August 27, 2012 Added by:InfoSec Institute

Ghost is a honeypot for detecting malware that spreads via USB devices. It first tries to emulate a USB thumb drive. If the malware identifies it as a USB thumb drive, it will trick the malware into infecting it. Ghost then looks for write based requests on the drive, which is an indication of a malware...

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State Sponsored Malware Takes Over Mars Rover

August 10, 2012 Added by:J. Oquendo

Many companies will omit many details and shift-slash-skew agendas to meet their concerns. Those concerns will ALWAYS be financial ones. At this point it is obvious that they and only they are capable of detecting the unseen, unheard of, undetectable, uberfilthware capable of infecting curiousity on Mars...

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Rakshasa: Is it Possible to Design the Perfect Hardware Backdoor?

August 01, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Rakshasa malware infects the host’s BIOS and takes advantage of a vulnerable aspect of traditional architecture, as peripherals like network cards or sound cards can write to the computer’s RAM or to portions of the memory allocated to any of the other peripherals. It is hard to detect, and quite impossible to remove...

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Psychopathy Tweets: Too Many Statistics, Not Enough Proof of Concept

August 01, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What I came out with, after many slides of numbers, was “nope not really”, which I pretty much had thought before. There are just too many variables to this type of venture and you would need to have a trained psychoanalyst to talk to the individual to determine whether or not they are a true psychopath...

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Detecting Psychopathy via Tweets? A Flawed Premise...

July 25, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems to me that more and more we are being collectively mined not only for our habits, but now our emotions as well as our psychological makeups. All of this could potentially be collated from numerous sources. I doubt we will ever be able to contextualize the human psyche just from internet datum…

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One in Ten Small Businesses Experienced a Data Hack

July 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"While the media is reporting a growing number of high profile data breaches, some small businesses may also be a popular target for hackers because their systems are usually easier to get into and the breach may not be found out for a good few weeks...”

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Coders Rights at Risk in the European Parliament

July 18, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

By identifying and disclosing vulnerabilities, coders are able to improve security for every user who depends on information systems for their daily life and work. Yet recently, European Parliament debated legislation that threatens to create legal woes for researchers who expose security flaws...

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RSA: Claims of SecurID 800 Token Crack are Whack

June 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"RSA has received many inquiries, press pickups, blog entries, and tweets regarding an alleged crack by researchers of the RSA SecurID 800 authenticator... an alarming claim and should rightly concern customers who have deployed the RSA SecurID 800 authenticator. The only problem is that it’s not true..."

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