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Flash flaw puts most sites, users at risk

by Shanmuga

"Hackers can exploit a flaw in Adobe’s Flash to compromise nearly every Web site that allows users to upload content, including Google’s Gmail, then launch silent attacks on visitors to those sites, security researchers said today. Adobe did not dispute the researchers’ claims, but said that Web designers and administrators have a responsibility to craft

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The Gumblar system

by Shanmuga

"Analysis of some infected websites showed that the only way to inject the infection of Gumblar was by using FTP access, because those websites have no server-side scripting. Later this was proved by an analysis of FTP log files. The malicious code injection in HTML pages (which is a simple insertion of <script> tag in

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How Hackers Snatch Real-Time Security ID Numbers

by Shanmuga

"The world’s savviest hackers are on to the “real-time Web” and using it to devilish effect. The real-time Web is the fire hose of information coming from services like Twitter. The latest generation of Trojans — nasty little programs that hacking gangs use to burrow onto your computer — sends a Twitter-like stream of updates

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Botnets: 4 Reasons It’s Getting Harder to Find and Fight Them

by Shanmuga

"The perpetual proliferation of botnets is hardly surprising when one considers just how easy it is for the bad guys to hijack computers without tipping off the users. Botnets have long used a variety of configurations, in part to disguise their control mechanisms.

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Microsoft Warns of Attacks on PowerPoint Vulnerability

by Shanmuga

"Hackers are launching attacks against an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Office PowerPoint, the company’s popular presentation program.

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Hackers continue to abuse search engine results

by Shanmuga

"Cyber-criminals are always on the lookout for new tricks, but they are also sticking with an oldie-but-goodie—abusing search engine results. According to security pros, there has been a significant increase in the tactic since January. On March 10, officials at Symantec noted attackers were using sponsored search results on Yahoo to lure Web surfers to

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Russian Hacker leaves message for Microsoft in Trojan code

by Shanmuga

"Here’s a new way to get Microsoft to pay attention to you: Slip a brief message into the malicious Trojan horse program you just wrote. That’s what an unnamed Russian hacker did recently with a variation of Win32/Zlob, a Trojan program victims are being tricked into installing on their computers.

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RAM raiders: inside secrets of the cyber hackers

by Shanmuga

"I have just found a new best friend and his name is Pyr0. I didn’t choose him because he is entertaining or fun to be with – although he is both. Nope, it’s just that, more than anything, you wouldn’t want Pyr0 to be your enemy.

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Malware Alert: Antivir64 Rogue Antispyware

by Shanmuga

Antivir64, a new rogue antispyware is on the prowl, it seems to be installing from scanner.antivir64.com with an affiliate id 1050 (scanner.antivir64.com/?aff=xxxx). The victims are redirected -probably through .htaccess file hack- from certain pages of legitimate but hacked websites. A quick google search shows first reports of blog sites getting hacked to redirect visitors to

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Hacking: iGoogle gadgets a security risk, say hackers

by Shanmuga

"HACKERS turned computer security specialists have accused Google of setting users up for online disasters by letting them personalise their home pages with applications that could be tainted. Software that people can be tricked into installing on iGoogle homepages can track their activities and even be used to control their computer, SecTheory chief executive Robert

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Hacking: Hackers recently Used Facebook for Malware Attack

by Shanmuga

"Hackers, impersonating members’ friends, attacked Facebook by convincing users on Facebook’s Wall to view a video link that they said was hosted by Google. The Wall is a place were members post messages for friends.

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Hacking: Trend Micro Details Its Recent Failed Web Attack

by Shanmuga

"The code inserted in some Web pages of the site was meant to redirect the visitor to a malicious server that would download malware capable of stealing passwords on an infected computer, Trend Micro spokesman Michael Sweeny said. The attempt, however, failed.

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Hackers turn to drive-by downloads

by Shanmuga

"Organised criminal hackers are waging a highly sophisticated war by exploiting vulnerabilities in end users’ web browsers using drive-by downloads, security experts warn.

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Widespread encryption heralds new attacks

by Shanmuga

"Hackers will become more skilled at using encryption as the technology becomes more widespread, and could use it to launch new forms of attacks, according to security experts..

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Hacking: Hackers Have Attacked Foreign Utilities, CIA Analyst Says

by Shanmuga

"In a rare public warning to the power and utility industry, a CIA analyst this week said cyber attackers have hacked into the computer systems of utility companies outside the United States and made demands, in at least one case causing a power outage that affected multiple cities.

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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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