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Drug Cartels Profiting from Malware and Pirated Software

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

David Finn, associate general counsel at Microsoft, cites evidence that criminal organizations are finding software piracy to be lucrative. One Mexican cartel is thought to make as much as $2.2 million dollars per day distributing pirated software. That is big business...

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Microsoft IE Vulnerability Leaves 900 Million at Risk

February 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The main impact of the vulnerability is unintended information disclosure. We're aware of published information and proof-of-concept code that attempts to exploit this vulnerability, but we haven't seen any indications of active exploitation..."

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Why Microsoft Shops Have to Worry About Security

January 26, 2011 Added by:Danny Lieberman

If you are a real hacker, look for companies with security administrators who are certified for Microsoft ISA server and you will have nothing to worry about. But if your target security administrators are facile with Wireshark, Ratproxy and Fiddler and Metasploit, then you should be really worried...

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Bohu Trojan is Designed to Disable Cloud Antivirus

January 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Bohu Trojan, which targets machines running Windows, disrupts cloud-based antivirus software by installing a filter in between the hardware and the cloud service provider. Bohu is the first generation of malware that specifically targets cloud-based antivirus software...

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Facebook's Third Biggest Advertiser Was a Spammer

January 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

It seems unlikely that Facebook and Microsoft would be clueless as to the unsavory nature of Make-My-Baby and MakeMeOld's business practices given the level of revenue they generated. Sometimes it just takes a few good bloggers to keep multi-billion dollar companies on the straight and narrow...

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Sending Phantom Data

January 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Microsoft is looking in to reports that its Windows Phone 7 software is sending from mobile devices unexpectedly. Reports indicate the data transfers are relatively large, ranging from 2MB to 5MB in size per transfer, and some complaints have the totals levels as high as 30MB to 50MB per day...

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Unpatched Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability Confirmed

January 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008 are vulnerable to the exploit, where a malformed thumbnail contained in a document could cause the targeted PC to be infected if the document was opened or even previewed...

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Fake Windows Security Update Spreading Malware

January 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

A fake security update notification for Windows is spreading malware code that installs an auto-run worm on PCs. There may be other versions of the email circulating which may contain variances in the sender, subject line, file name and email text. The content of the email is as follows...

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Google and Microsoft Clash Over IE Fuzzer Release

January 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Did a Google staff researcher jump the gun by releasing a tool that identifies dozens of exploitable bugs in Internet Explorer before critical patches were available, or did Microsoft drop the ball back in July by not addressing the problems when first presented to them? A cyber-drama is playing out...

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Ten Big Information Security Stories from 2010

January 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The ensemble does not focus solely on the pop-security issues that made the biggest headlines per se, but is instead a thoughtful examination of some of the stories that will prove to have the biggest impact and long term effects on the information security field as a whole...

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Data Availability and Integrity – Apple-Microsoft Versions

December 29, 2010 Added by:Danny Lieberman

I have over 2,300 contacts on my iPhone and I wanted to backup them up. It appears that both Microsoft and Apple believe firmly that users should backup their iPhone contacts but they will never really want to restore the data...

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Unpatched Internet Explorer Flaw Leaves PCs Vulnerable

December 27, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The flaw is present in IE versions 6 through 8,and will allow the injection of malicious code if a user visits websites designed to exploit the vulnerability by exploiting how the browser controls a computer's memory when processing the instructions for the presentation of a webpage, the CSS...

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Chinese Hackers Lift Microsoft Windows Source Code

December 06, 2010 Added by:Headlines

A diplomatic memo from June of 2009 reveals that the Chinese security firm TOPSEC had access to the source code for Microsoft Windows and allowed the Chinese government to provided it to hackers in order to develop targeted attacks to exploit weaknesses in the operating system...

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Report: Ten Most Vulnerable Applications for 2010

November 20, 2010 Added by:Headlines

The criteria for making the list require that the application be a consumer or end-user product that is not classified as being malicious by reporting outlets and which contains at least one critical vulnerability...

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Google and Yahoo Allow Gov Surveillance For a Price

November 19, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Privacy advocate Christopher Soghoian did some snooping of his own through the Freedom of Information Act and found that Google charged the DEA $25 per case for access to user data. Yahoo, in an ongoing to effort to best Google at something, charged the agency $29 per case...

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Microsoft Patch Disclosure Summary - October 2010

October 25, 2010 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities, Elevation of Privilege vulnerabilities, Information Disclosure vulnerability, Denial of Service condition, Information Tampering scenario...

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