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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in May 2010
Feds Bust 'Scareware' Ring
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Three men allegedly used fake antivirus warnings and advertisements to sell $100 million worth of bogus software.
IBM Distributes Malware At Security Conference
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Promotional USB thumb drives carried an unintended freebie: a keystroke-monitoring Windows worm.
NewsFeed: FBI Busts 'Scareware' Gang That Bilked Victims Of More Than $100 Million
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Global cybercrime scheme yielded sales of more than 1 million phony software purchases from victims in 60 countries
Pssst...Want To Rent A Botnet?
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Sellers are freely hawking their wares via online forums and banner advertising, according to iDefense VeriSign’s security intelligence service
Cheap Botnets A Boon To Hackers
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Easy access to cheap botnet rentals and sophisticated attack tools are lowering the barriers to entry for criminals who can’t code.
Anti-Clickjacking Defenses 'Busted' In Top Websites
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
New research easily bypasses popular frame-busting technique
Twitter For iPhone Attracts Malware
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Hackers are deploying Trojans within links in tweets. One aims to swipe users' banking information.
VA Security Compromised By Medical Devices
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Malware has infected more than 122 medical devices in the last 14 months, a Veterans Affairs official told Congress.
Hacking Yourself Pays Off In Tighter Security
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
Whether you build your own penetration test team or hire a third party, pen testing is crucial for security.
Hacking Yourself Pays Off In Tighter Security
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
Whether you build your own penetration test team or hire a third party, pen testing is a crucial for security.
Dasient Helps Publishers Stop Malicious Ads
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
The start-up's anti-malvertising service promises better tools for dealing with infected ads.
Upstart Takes Aim At Malvertising Attacks
News  |  5/18/2010  | 
Dasient provides telemetry on infected Web ads, unveils new service to shorten life of malvertisements
USB Worm, Customized Targeted Attacks Dominate First Quarter
Quick Hits  |  5/18/2010  | 
McAfee report shows increase in targeted attacks
Employees Put Personal Security, Interests Above Company's, Survey Says
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
More than one-third say loss of personal information is top concern; only 29 percent concerned about loss of company data
Microsoft Patches Only Two Vulnerabilities
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
It's a rare quiet month for Microsoft patches. Enjoy the calm while it lasts.
Malware Attack Bypasses Major Defenses
News  |  5/11/2010  | 
Almost all known anti-virus PC security suites are vulnerable to the bait-and-switch attack which cloaks attack code from security scanners.
Facebook Board Member's Account Compromised
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
The breached account was used to send a phishing message.
Twitter Bomb Joker Convicted
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
An accountant's 'menacing' tweet about blowing up an airport earns him a $1,500 fine and a criminal record.
ATM Hack Demo Planned For Black Hat
News  |  5/10/2010  | 
A banned demonstration of remote and local ATM vulnerability exploits is set to resurface at the Black Hat Security Conference July 24th - July 29th in Las Vegas.
Saudi Citizen Selling Fake Cisco Gear Sentenced
News  |  5/7/2010  | 
The counterfeit networking hardware was intended for U.S. Marines in Iraq.
2010 Strategic Security Survey
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
We've weathered years of stagnant budgets. Could proof of a sophisticated network of attackers formidable enough to drive Google out of China finally open management's eyes to what it takes to protect data?
2010 Strategic Security Survey
News  |  5/6/2010  | 
We've weathered years of stagnant budgets. Could proof of a sophisticated network of attackers formidable enough to drive Google out of China finally open management's eyes to what it takes to protect data?
New Microsoft Forefront Software Runs Five Antivirus Vendors' Engines
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint supports AV from Authentium, Kaspersky Lab, Norman, and VirusBuster as well as Microsoft
Product Watch: FireEye Unveils Signature-Less Anti-Malware Appliances
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
"Modern malware" detection and prevention behind the firewall
Open-Source DLP Package Launched
Quick Hits  |  5/5/2010  | 
OpenDLP offers free alternative to high-priced data leak prevention products
Department of Treasury Web Site Hacked
News  |  5/5/2010  | 
Hackers redirected visitors to a malicious site until the agency took the infected site down.
Product Watch: Sophos Sells Majority Interest To Private Equity Firm
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
Deal with Apax Partners values company at $830 million; founders retain minority shares
Cybersecurity Summit Targets Public, Private Cooperation
News  |  5/4/2010  | 
A gathering of tech industry leaders, policymakers, and national security officials aims to address the risks of cyberattacks on infrastructure.


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