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Cyber Crime

Hacking: Security Software Vendor Web Site Hacked by Malware Authors

by Shanmuga

"Part of security software vendor CA’s Web site was hacked earlier this week and was redirecting visitors to a malicious Web site hosted in China.

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Phishing: Phishing kits take advantage of novice fraudsters

by Shanmuga

"A phishing kit targeting the Bank of America contains an interesting insight into the intellectual hierarchy involved in Internet fraud. At first glance, the phishing kit looks attractive to any fraudster – it is straightforward to deploy on any web server that supports PHP, and a single configuration file makes it easy to specify an […]

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Vulberabilities: ID Theft Vulnerability Haunts Firefox

by Shanmuga

"Israeli security researcher Aviv Raff has issued a warning for a fairly serious browser vulnerability that exposes Firefox users to identity theft attacks. Raff, a well-respected hacker who regularly reports security problems in software products, discovered a way to use a browser bug to lure Firefox users into entering login credentials into a maliciously rigged […]

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Phishing: Future Phishing

by Shanmuga

"Forget the Nigerian prince. Phishing scams are moving beyond the misspelled, far-fetched ruses that clog your in-box and beg for your bank codes. In the year to come, security professionals are warning of bank code-stealing exploits that are much slicker and more convincing–hidden in guises as harmless as a banner ad on a reputable Web […]

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Malware: Hackers exploit Bhutto assassination

by Shanmuga

"Searches for news about Bhutto’s killing and the ensuing chaos in Pakistan listed sites pimping a bogus video coder/decoder (codec), said analysts at McAfee Inc., Symantec Corp. and WebSense Inc. For instance, WebSense found such a site simply by using "benazir" to search on Google. Meanwhile, McAfee quickly located 10 sites hosted on Blogger.com, Google […]

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Hacking: Analysts warn of Mac hack attacks

by Shanmuga

"…Apple is a victim of its own success. Savvy hackers read the same stories and watch the same television programs as the rest of us, and so they are very aware of the burgeoning popularity of Apple’s products. Hacking Windows still provides a lot more bang per bug than attacks on Apple, but the smaller […]

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