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Hacker On Hacker Action – Zeus Botmaster Targets Anonymous Supporters

It somehow reminds me of the oldskool game Spy vs Spy, anyone remember that? Anyhow, that’s off-topic right now. The news is, some smart malware pimp managed to dupe a whole bunch of Anonymous supporters into installing the Zeus botnet – when they thought they were getting a DDoS tool. It’s a pretty big base […]

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Super Powered Malware Sandwiches Found In The Wild – Frankenmalware

Now this is quite a fascinating story, especially if you know anything about Malware and have interests in that area. It seems the latest development is the accidental development of new super-malware strains created by viruses infecting executable files of worms. Worms are generally executable files and well, viruses infect executables – so you can […]

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No BEAST Fix From Microsoft In December Patch Tuesday – But They Fixed Duqu Bug

It looks like Microsoft originally had a patch for the BEAST vulnerability, but for some reason they have withdrawn it for the December Patch Tuesday. It’s a pretty bumper crop of patches though with 13 bulletins and 19 vulnerabilities fixed, the highest profile one being a patch for the zero-day vulnerability exploited by Duqu. The […]

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Private Signed Certificate From Malaysian Government Used To Spread Malware

It wasn’t too long ago (about 6 months) when we reported about Malaysia Government Sites Under Attack From Anonymous – which was somewhat suspicious. And well that’s about the only story we’ve had about Malaysia really. Perhaps that incident and spate of attacks and intrusions had something to do with this most recent story, the […]

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Facebook Attachment Uploader Owned By A Space

Oh look – another vulnerability in Facebook! It wasn’t long ago we reported New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking. Well this time the private messaging function has been compromised, you can attach an executable and send it to anyone as long as you put a space after the filename. It’s not […]

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German Federal Trojan (0zapftis/Bundestrojaner) Eavesdrops On Skype, IE, Firefox, MSN Messenger & More

It’s always good to have some news about government conspiracy theories, or in this case government propagated malware. The last case I remember reporting on was – Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture. Now whilst we wouldn’t quite expect that kind of oppressive behaviour from a country like Germany, they do […]

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New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking

Oh look, Facebook security (or insecurity) is in the news again – not that this technique is anything revolutionary or ground-breaking. It’s basically a HTTP referer detection system for the Facebook URL scanner (the thing that generates the preview/thumbnail etc for links posted to Facebook). By detecting it, you can feed it something benign – […]

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French Company Intego Release First iPhone Malware Scanner

This is quite an interesting story as it’s very closely related to the story we published earlier this week – Malicious PDF Files To Exploit iPhone & iPad Zero Day In The Wild. Hot on the tail of that news is the first-ever malware scanning app for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad etc) from a French security […]

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Security Researchers Discover 4 Million Strong ‘Indestructible’ Botnet – TDSS/TDL

It’s been recently uncovered that there’s a HUGE botnet, which is extremely advanced and constantly evolving a variant of the ever popular (and usually quite advanced) TDL strain. We did write about a TDL variant earlier in 2010 – TDL AKA Alureon Rootkit Now Infecting 64-Bit Windows 7 Platform. TDL itself has been around several […]

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