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 Keith Ferrell

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posted in July 2009

Close To Half Of SMBs Defenseless Against Cybercrime: Panda

44% of U.S. small and midsized businesses have suffered at least one incident of cybercrime, according to a study just out from Panda Security. And considering how spotty, inconsistent and just plain missing SMB defenses are, it's a wonder the figure isn't any higher than it is.

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6,000 New Malware Threats A Day: McAfee

Think you've seen explosive growth in the number of threats your business faces? Think again. New figures from McAfee indicate that the malware makers have put their creations on a growth curve aimed at flooding cyberspace with cybertraps, as many as 6,000 new ones a day. Every day. All year long (so far).

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Little URLs Becoming Bigger Spammer Target

URL-shrinking services such as TinyURL.com, bit.ly, and cli.gs are convenient for turning long addresses into short ones. They're also convenient for helping spammers and malware makers hide their identities and guide unwary clickers astray.

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ActiveX Bug Could Open Doors For Bigger, Badder Confickers

The latest ActiveX vulnerability could create big problems in the form of big opportunities for hackers. How big? The Conficker worm exploited a vulnerability that was long-patched, taking advantage of unpatched computers. The new vulnerability hasn't been patched yet. You do the math.

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Trojans Now 70% Of New Security Threats

Nearly three-quarters of malware is now comprised of Trojans, according to a new report from PandaLabs. The security company's figures for the quarter ending this past June showed that 70% of new malware was Trojans. There's a reason for this: Trojans work, and Trojans work because so many computers (and their users, and the businesses that use them) don't take even the most basic precautions against them.

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I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
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All versions of Apache Santuario - XML Security for Java prior to 2.2.3 and 2.1.7 are vulnerable to an issue where the "secureValidation" property is not passed correctly when creating a KeyInfo from a KeyInfoReference element. This allows an attacker to abuse an XPath Transform to extract...
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-19
loop_rw_iter in fs/io_uring.c in the Linux kernel through 5.14.6 allows local users to gain privileges by using IORING_OP_PROVIDE_BUFFERS to trigger a free of a kernel buffer, as demonstrated by using /proc/<pid>/maps for exploitation.
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-19
All versions of package com.jsoniter:jsoniter are vulnerable to Deserialization of Untrusted Data via malicious JSON strings. This may lead to a Denial of Service, and in certain cases, code execution.
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-18
Teleport before 4.4.11, 5.x before 5.2.4, 6.x before 6.2.12, and 7.x before 7.1.1 allows forgery of SSH host certificates in some situations.
PUBLISHED: 2021-09-18
Teleport before 4.4.11, 5.x before 5.2.4, 6.x before 6.2.12, and 7.x before 7.1.1 allows alteration of build artifacts in some situations.