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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in January 2009
Web Applications: Achilles' Heel Of Corporate Security
News  |  1/30/2009  | 
Custom-built software is more likely to garner an online attack and less likely to be disclosed in bug reports, IBM reveals.
Account & Identity Mismanagement
Commentary  |  1/30/2009  | 
Companies' lack of proper identity management and account revocation never ceases to amaze me. Why aren't these things integrated with the human resources hiring process and subsequent exit procedure when an employee leaves or is fired?
Report: Intellectual Property In Peril Worldwide
Quick Hits  |  1/29/2009  | 
Companies aren't sufficiently protecting their intellectual property in this global economy, suffering $1 trillion in losses last year, new McAfee report says
Startup Of The Week: FireEye
News  |  1/29/2009  | 
FireEye deploys virtual victims to uncover new malware.
Nokia Fixes 'Curse Of Silence' Exploit
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
The vulnerability could crash millions of Nokia handsets' SMS system with a single malformed text message.
Web Malware Infects Fast, Dies Young
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
The number of new infected Web sites grew by 66%, from 100,000 to 200,000 per day to 200,000 to 300,000 per day in the past three months, according to AVG Technologies.
Simulated Wi-Fi Worm Infects Thousands Of Routers Overnight
Quick Hits  |  1/28/2009  | 
University study demonstrates potential impact of virulent attack on Wi-Fi networks
Microsoft Study Finds Consumers Want Control Over Data
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
The software vendor's commissioned research will be revealed during a panel discussion with leaders from the California Office of Privacy Protection, Intel, and MySpace.
Monster.com Hit With Possible Monster-Sized Data Breach
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
The company declined to cite the number of affected accounts, raising the possibility that every Monster user could be affected.
Mac OS X Trojan Found In Pirated Photoshop CS4
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
About 5,000 people have downloaded the OSX.Trojan.iServices.B-infected, unauthorized software from BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer networks.
Phishing Doesn't Pay, Microsoft Finds
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
Lured by bad math and get-rich-quick pipe dreams into a life of cybercrime, those phishing for dollars confront a problem not unlike that faced by traditional anglers: too few fish in the sea.
Trojan Steals Cash From Symbian Phones
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
A Trojan targeting Indonesian Symbian users hijacks the SMS system to transfer funds from the user's account to one held by criminals.
Data-Loss Prevention Software Takes Security Up A Notch
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Vendors offer more options for protecting data throughout its travels. We'll put their claims to the test.
Legitimate Sites Carry Increasing Portion Of Malware
Quick Hits  |  1/21/2009  | 
Seventy percent of the Web's top 100 sites hosted malicious content in second half of 2008, Websense lab study says
70 Of Top 100 Web Sites Spread Malware
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Advice to visit only legitimate Web sites appears to be meaningless as increasing numbers of mainstream sites contain known malicious code.
Heartland Payment Systems Hit By Data Security Breach
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
The systems penetrated by a malicious keylogger could result in a data breach that rivals the parent company of TJ Maxx in 2007.
Fake Obama Web Site Reportedly Builds Botnet
News  |  1/20/2009  | 
The fake Web site looks just like the real thing and attempts to bait viewers into clicking a story titled "Barack Obama has refused to be a president."
Storm Botnet Makes A Comeback
News  |  1/14/2009  | 
Researchers confirm 'Waledac' is the work of new and improved Storm
Microsoft, Oracle Issue Patches, While Zero-Day Exploits Surface
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
Windows administrators may be looking forward to a month with fewer security worries, while system admins monitoring Oracle apps will have a bit more work to do.
Paris Hilton's Web Site Infected With Malware
News  |  1/12/2009  | 
A security company said it found a similar threat, a malicious ad, on Major League Baseball's MLB.com last week.
IRS Security Holes Leave Taxpayer Data At Risk, GAO Says
Quick Hits  |  1/12/2009  | 
New report highlights lingering security weaknesses in the Internal Revenue Service's network and systems
Reports: Spammers Cooking Up More Financial Fraud
News  |  1/9/2009  | 
Financial spam scams tripled so far this year over last, spammers to target 'tiny URLs'
25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors Exposed
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
By publicizing these common programming errors, the participating organizations hope to make software code, and by extension the nation's cyberinfrastructure, more secure.
Congress' Computers Still Vulnerable, Cries Wolf
Quick Hits  |  1/7/2009  | 
Congress members still aren't informed about potential hacks, Rep. Wolf says
LinkedIn Profiles Link To Malware
News  |  1/7/2009  | 
Scammers use celebrity names and provocative content to entice LinkedIn users to click on malicious URLs.
Data Breaches Booming
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
The Identity Theft Resource Center says reported data breaches increased by 47% from 2007 to 2008.
Twitter Has Security Meltdown
News  |  1/5/2009  | 
The microblogging site recommends users reset their passwords and verify their e-mail addresses because of a phishing campaign directed at its users and the hacking of its support software.
SSL Crisis Averted -- For Now
News  |  1/5/2009  | 
VeriSign quickly fixes vulnerable SSL digital certificates at risk of newly revealed hack, but experts say there's no way to know for sure if phony certificates exist from previous attacks
'Curse of Silence' Hack Kills SMS Text Message Delivery
News  |  1/2/2009  | 
Denial-of-service attack uses malicious text message to take down mobile phone in-boxes


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