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Zeus Trojan Accompanied by Signed Digital Certificate

April 15, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Researchers at have identified a Zeus Trojan variant accompanied by a signed digital certificate. The presence of a signed certificate from a legitimate CA makes the task of identifying and defending against the malware more difficult for antivirus software and file scanners...

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Digital Certificates Only Provide the Illusion of Security

April 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Right now, it's just an illusion of security. Depending on what you think your threat is, you can trust it on varying levels, but fundamentally, it has some pretty serious problems..."

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Iranian Hacker Claims Comodo Digital Certificate Heist

March 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The supposed lone-hacker now claiming responsibility, who dubbed him or herself "Comodohacker", said in their statement that the attack on Comodo was in retaliation for the release of the Stuxnet virus that damaged equipment at Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility...

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Comodo Fingers Iranian Hackers in Digital Certificate Heist

March 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We believe these are politically motivated, state-driven/funded attacks. One of the origins of the attack that we experienced is from Iran. What is being obtained would enable the perpetrator to intercept Web-based email/communication," said Melih Abdulhayoglu, the CEO and founder of Comodo...

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Digital Certificates and Mobile Malware Top Threat List

November 23, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Stolen digital certificates and malware infested applications aimed at the growing smartphone and tablet markets top the eight biggest threats for 2011. The frequency of encounters with cyber miscreants may be on the rise as well with the proliferation of Malware as a Service...

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Realtek Digital Certificates Accompany Malware

November 14, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The certificates are similar to those that accompanied the Stuxnet virus. There is no evidence that Realtek is authorizing the use of the certificates, and researchers speculate that criminal cyber gangs responsible for the Lethic malware are simply using unverified forgeries...

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Are you Using or Abusing Digital Certificates?

June 28, 2010 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

Digital certificates were originally designed to help authenticate, provide non repudiation, and to sometimes ensure integrity and confidentiality for written communication.  They of course became the rage for securing Internet based transactions.

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