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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in November 2010
Feds' Crackdown Of Online Counterfeit, Copyrighted Goods Meets DNS Backlash
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Alternative DNS systems emerge to pick up seized domains
Zero Day Bug Bypasses Windows User Account Control
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Local buffer overflow vulnerability tricks Microsoft operating systems into granting an attacker system-level user privileges.
Android Vulnerable To Data Theft Exploit
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Google is preparing a fix for the bug that could allow attackers to use JavaScript to read files from handsets.
FBI Warns Of Mobile Cyber Threats
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Criminals will target holiday shoppers with SMS text and voice mail scams, or smishing and vishing, said the agency.
China Directed Google Attack, Leaked Cable Says
News  |  11/28/2010  | 
A trove of diplomatic communications released by Wikileaks includes the claim that Chinese officials oversaw the cyber attack on Google.
Taming the Beast: Preventing/Detecting Insider Threat
Commentary  |  11/27/2010  | 
While many companies deal with the problem of insider threat, there are some practical things that can be done to both prevent and detect insider threat. Always remember, prevention is ideal but detection is a must.
Most Microsoft DLL Hijacking Vulnerabilities Remain Unpatched
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Three months after they were first disclosed, only 15% of known bugs have been patched, reports ACROS Security.
Consumers Ignore Safe Online Shopping Guidance
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Webroot survey finds that 52% of people don't check for an HTTPS connection before making purchases and 23% feel safe when using free, public wireless connections for e-commerce.
Facebook Christmas Tree Virus Hoax Spreading
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Fake malware warnings multiplying faster than actual threats, says Sophos' Graham Cluley.
Enterprises Overlook Virtualization, Cloud In Disaster Recovery
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Symantec study finds 44% of data on virtualized systems is rarely backed up, and 60% of virtualized servers are not included in disaster recovery plans.
Alureon Malware Bites Windows 7
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The threat's rootkit gets an upgrade to compromise Microsoft's 64-bit operating systems by defeating driver-signing security.
Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Scanning, And The Big Picture
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
New technologies aim to show organization's overall security posture
Cisco Videoconferencing Products Contain Vulnerable Credentials
Quick Hits  |  11/18/2010  | 
Researchers were able to use these hard-coded and unchangeable passwords, other vulnerabilities, to access internal network
White Hat Hacker Cracks ZeroAccess Rootkit
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Analysis may help security firms develop better botnet defenses.
Possible New Threat: Malware That Targets Hardware
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Researchers demonstrate proof-of-concept for developing malware that attacks specific hardware processors with 'surgical' precision
Cisco Sees Jump In Java Attacks
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
About 10% of malware encounters come through search engines, with Google leading the list.
Google Issuing Fix For Latest Android Vulnerability Disclosure
News  |  11/16/2010  | 
Vulnerabilities could let bad guys install apps on the smartphone without user's permission
Profiling The Evil Insider
Commentary  |  11/16/2010  | 
How to sniff out a rogue insider
Fake Angry Birds App Exposes Android Vulnerability
News  |  11/15/2010  | 
Flaw bypasses a security control, allowing an application to silently download and grant complete access rights to additional apps.
Google Sued Over Past Toolbar Troubles
News  |  11/12/2010  | 
The Google Toolbar ignored users' privacy choices, the lawsuit claims.
Spam Down 47% After Botnet Busts
News  |  11/11/2010  | 
Still, spam made up 86.6% of all messages in October and automated toolkits increased the prevalence of phishing threats, reported Symantec.
Hackers Hijack 1 Million China Cell Phones
News  |  11/10/2010  | 
Zombie text sending malware is racking up $300,000 in charges per day.
Tools Gut Firesheep Cookie Hijacking Attack
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
BlackSheep, FireShepherd, and HTTPS Everywhere released to block controversial Firefox plug-in.
Identity Theft Reported By 33% Of Healthcare Organizations
News  |  11/9/2010  | 
Medical practices lag behind hospitals in nearly every measure of health IT implementation and security, reports HIMSS survey.
Emerging Murofet Botnet Poses New Threat, Researchers Say
Quick Hits  |  11/9/2010  | 
New Zeus variant is "deadly compared to previous versions," Damballa experts warn
The Politics Of Malware
Commentary  |  11/8/2010  | 
I recently saw a provocative tweet from @mikkohypponen that reminded me malware is still quite often politically motivated.
Android Vulnerable To Drive-By Attack
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Security researcher details code to remotely exploit the browser in Android OS 2.1 or earlier.
Vulnerabilities Found In Banking Apps
News  |  11/5/2010  | 
Security holes in Android and iPhone apps from PayPal, Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, and more could give attackers access to financial data.
New Technique Spots Sneaky Botnets
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Tool could be used to detect activity from botnets such as Conficker, Kraken, and Torpig, which rotate domains in an effort to evade discovery and stay alive
'Inoculator' Detects Stealthy Malware Without Agents
Quick Hits  |  11/4/2010  | 
HBGary commercializes technology used in the wake of Aurora attacks
UniBrows Adds Security To Internet Explorer 6 Apps
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Startup Browsium could help eliminate security concerns for firms that don't have the budget to update their IE6-based apps or intranets for safer browsers.
Viruses Lead SMB Security Concerns
News  |  11/4/2010  | 
Malware tops employee-generated data breaches among security concerns of small and midsize business, finds Trend Micro survey.
Microsoft Issues Zero-Day IE Warning
News  |  11/3/2010  | 
Internet Explorer 9 is not affected and the risk is not significant enough to prompt an emergency patch.
Hundreds Of Software Flaws Found In Android
Quick Hits  |  11/3/2010  | 
New open-source software integrity report from Coverity shows one-fourth of defects in the Android OS pose security problems
Google Offers Bucks For Bugs In Its Web Applications
News  |  11/2/2010  | 
New vulnerability reward program could set precedent in white-hat Web hacking
Cloud Fusion: Webroot Buys Prevx
Quick Hits  |  11/2/2010  | 
Acquisition of U.K. cloud-based client security firm aims to lighten the security load for end users
Facebook Says Data Broker Bought User IDs
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
A handful of developers have been suspended for violating Facebook policies.
The 10 Most Common Database Vulnerabilities
News  |  11/1/2010  | 
Nearly half of weaknesses are directly or indirectly related to lax patch management practices
Firesheep Simplifies Stealing Logins
Commentary  |  11/1/2010  | 
Firefox extension created to shine a light on the problem of unencrypted websites fails, because rather than offering a solution, it only makes it worse.


I 'Hacked' My Accounts Using My Mobile Number: Here's What I Learned
Nicole Sette, Director in the Cyber Risk practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps,  11/19/2019
TPM-Fail: What It Means & What to Do About It
Ari Singer, CTO at TrustPhi,  11/19/2019
Americans Fed Up with Lack of Data Privacy
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  11/18/2019
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PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
An issue was discovered in Symfony before 4.2.12 and 4.3.x before 4.3.8. The VarExport component incorrectly escapes strings, allowing some specially crafted ones to escalate to execution of arbitrary PHP code. This is related to symfony/var-exporter.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-11-21
An issue was discovered in Symfony 2.8.0 through 2.8.50, 3.4.0 through 3.4.34, 4.2.0 through 4.2.11, and 4.3.0 through 4.3.7. The UriSigner was subject to timing attacks. This is related to symfony/http-kernel.