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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in October 2009
LinkedIN With 'Bill Gates'
Commentary  |  10/30/2009  | 
Bill Gates invited me to join his LinkedIN network. OK, so it wasn't really Bill Gates, but as far as my email system, spam filter, and email client were concerned, it's perfectly normal for Gates to send me a LinkedIn invitation.
US-CERT Warns Of BlackBerry-Spying Application
Quick Hits  |  10/29/2009  | 
Free PhoneSnoop app listens in on BlackBerry users
Top 10 E-mail Blunders Of 2009, So Far
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Proofpoint's list of the ten biggest e-mail gaffes this year shows that organizations have yet to deal with the risks of e-mail.
Gift Cards Convenient And Easy To Hack
Quick Hits  |  10/23/2009  | 
Researchers reveal hacks for prepaid gift cards
Gallup, Unisys Polls: Most Americans Worried About ID Theft
Quick Hits  |  10/20/2009  | 
Cybercrime top of the polls when it comes to crime concerns in the U.S.
Mozilla Restores Blocked Microsoft Extension For Firefox
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
A controversial Firefox extension is working again after being blocked as a security risk over the weekend.
Botnet Unleashes Variety Of New Phishing Attacks
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Attackers use phony messages of system upgrades, Outlook updates, and Microsoft Conficker 'cleanup tool' to spread malware
'Middlemen' Drive Distribution Of Rogue Security Software, Report Says
Quick Hits  |  10/19/2009  | 
Symantec study says networks of 'affiliates' are paid between a penny and 55 cents for each download of scareware
Security Software's New Form Factor: Free
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
Emerging vendors find viral marketing works very well in security arena
NASA Told To Plug IT Security Holes
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
The space agency has suffered hundreds of security incidents, including malware, data breaches, stolen laptops, and bot nets, according to the GAO.
New Fake Antivirus Attack Holds Victim's System Hostage
Quick Hits  |  10/15/2009  | 
Attack forces user to purchase phony antivirus package to free computer
Adobe Fixes 29 Flaws In Acrobat And Reader
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
At least one of the vulnerabilities addressed is being actively exploited.
Apple Acknowledges Snow Leopard Bug
News  |  10/13/2009  | 
The flaw, which may delete personal data, is related to a change in the way the operating system handles guest accounts.
Adobe Issues Patches For Critical PDF Flaws
Quick Hits  |  10/13/2009  | 
Vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader, Acrobat are already being exploited in the wild
Google Patches Android DoS Flaws
News  |  10/12/2009  | 
The patch fixes flaws that would enable malformed SMS messages or mobile applications to crash Android 1.5 handsets.
Google Patches Google Pack Vulnerability
News  |  10/9/2009  | 
Google Pack, the company's collection of free Google and third-party applications, had a vulnerable component that Google has just fixed.
Congressmen Inquire About JPMorgan Chase Breach
Quick Hits  |  10/9/2009  | 
Lawmakers say they want to know about personal data contained in missing computer tape
Microsoft Security Fix Breaks Record Set In June
News  |  10/9/2009  | 
Next week's "Patch Tuesday" will keep IT administrators busy. Fixes include two zero-day vulnerabilities, at least one of which is actively being exploited.
Botnets Behind Most Modern Malware Infections
News  |  10/8/2009  | 
Command-and-control conduit in most malware makes infected machines bots
Enterprises Confident In Defenses Against External Attacks, Study Says
Quick Hits  |  10/7/2009  | 
Eighty-five percent of IT security decision makers believe data loss through hacking is 'very unlikely'; internal leaks are primary concern
SSL Still Mostly Misunderstood
News  |  10/7/2009  | 
Even many IT professionals don't understand what Secure Sockets Layer does and doesn't do, leaving them vulnerable, new survey shows
Tens Of Thousands Of Email Usernames And Passwords Posted Online By Phishers
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, and other email users' accounts exposed
Microsoft Blocks Hacked Hotmail Accounts
News  |  10/6/2009  | 
Phishing scam may also have breached e-mail services offered by Google and Yahoo.
RSA: Cybergang Hid Money Trail Behind 'Fake' Mules
Quick Hits  |  10/6/2009  | 
URLZone Trojan attackers made sure their real money mules remained anonymous
Tech Insight: Beating Bots And Scareware On A Budget
News  |  10/2/2009  | 
Free tools, like the Squid Web caching proxy, can add extra layers of protection for your users
Beware Hijacked Social Networking Accounts, FBI Warns
News  |  10/2/2009  | 
Social networking sites are becoming a more popular attack vector for cybercriminals because people trust those they believe to be friends.
Mozilla Tests More Secure Firefox
News  |  10/1/2009  | 
Versions of Firefox with enhanced cross-site scripting protection have been released for testing.
Microsoft's New MSE Scores High In Rootkit Detection
Quick Hits  |  10/1/2009  | 
Early test of Microsoft's free AV software shows promising results


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