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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in September 2012
PNC Bank Hit By Crowdsourced Hacktivist Attacks
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Financial services website disrupted by DDoS attacks launched to protest anti-Muslim film, following similar attacks against Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and Bank of America.
Profiling The Cybercriminal And The Cyberspy
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Insight into key characteristics, behaviors of cybercrime versus cyberespionage attackers can help -- but the threats aren't just from China and Eastern Europe
Muslim Hacktivists Take Credit For U.S. Bank Attack
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
A hacktivist group is apparently following through on its vow to attack financial institutions in retaliation for anti-Muslim film.
Deja Vu All Over Again: New Java Vulnerability Found, Bypasses Built-In Security
Quick Hits  |  9/26/2012  | 
Yet another Java bug has been discovered—and this one breaks out of the software's sandbox
Java Vulnerability Affects 1 Billion Plug-ins
News  |  9/26/2012  | 
Another week, another Java vulnerability--only this one affects all versions of Java released in the past eight years.
Twitter Direct Messages Disguise Trojan App Attack
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Compromised Twitter accounts send fake Facebook videos and Flash updates that trigger drive-by malware exploits.
Watch The Watchers: 'Trusted' Employees Can Do Damage
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
A study of insider attacks within financial firms offers lessons to other companies: identify important data, limit access, and scrutinize trusted users most closely
Microsoft IE Patch Fixes Flaw Under Active Attack
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Microsoft wins praise for quickly addressing five remote-execution security vulnerabilities, one of which is being used now in attacks.
IBM Predicts Rise In OS X Exploits, Touts Sandboxing
News  |  9/20/2012  | 
IBM's X-Force Trend and Risk Report says browser exploits and BYOD continue to pose challenges, warns that OS X attacks are getting more sophisticated.
Bank Of America Website Slows After Islamic Hacker Threats
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Group protesting anti-Islam film claims credit for website service interruptions that hit Bank of America Tuesday afternoon.
Mikko's Malware Odyssey
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Security guru Mikko Hypponen talks malware evolution, factory-automation vulnerabilities, Space Invaders, and jamming to Justin Bieber
Microsoft Warns Of IE 9 Security Bug
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Microsoft promises fix for zero-day exploit that puts users of IE 9, and earlier IE versions, at risk upon visiting a malicious website.
Services Can Help Identify Mobile Risks
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
While mobile device management (MDM) services can help a company manage its employees phones and tablets, figuring out whether the devices are up-to-date is also critical
Cloud Services Face Different Security Threats
News  |  9/14/2012  | 
Alert Logic study finds that cloud and on-premises customers face about the same number, but different types, of threats.
Is 'Virus Expert' Tied To PlugX RAT Malware?
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
Security firm AlienVault believes "whg0001" helped create malware used to attack targets in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tibet.
Symantec Security Has Become Forgotten Child, Critics Say
News  |  9/13/2012  | 
After Symantec leadership change, some channel partners question whether the company will continue emphasizing its storage business over security.
Cisco Releases Cloud IPS, Upgrades Security Products
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Network equipment vendor's new products and services focus on improving security for mixed physical, virtual, and cloud environments, as well as BYOD.
GoDaddy Outage: Anonymous Attack Or IT Failure?
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
If hacktivists weren't behind the six-hour outage, as GoDaddy's CEO contends, they may still have taken advantage of the situation.
Old Operating Systems Die Harder
Quick Hits  |  9/11/2012  | 
Aging OSes like XP still getting hit big-time with old exploits, new data shows
6 Ways To Strengthen Web App Security
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
Want to keep your Web application from getting hacked? Here's how to get serious about secure apps.
Fixing The Patch Problem
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
Many companies are patching systems more slowly than in the past. Using a service that packages fixes can speed updates and give businesses a better chance of closing security holes
Java Still Not Safe, Security Experts Say
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Oracle needs to fix holes faster, say some security experts. Leave Java disabled for now, because Oracle's emergency patch is insufficient.
Oracle Emergency Java Patch Opens Fresh Trouble
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Oracle's emergency patch fixes flaws being used in active attacks, but opens the door to a previously undisclosed vulnerability.
FBI, AntiSec Spar On Apple IDs
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
FBI denies laptop data breach, but some security experts believe agency may have suffered a phishing attack.


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