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Hackers Exploit Unpatched Firefox 0day Using Nobel Peace Prize Website

It’s been a while since Firefox has been in the news, but this is a fairly high profile case involving the Nobel Peace Prize website. It seems there is a race condition vulnerability in the latest versions of Firefox (including 3.6.11) that allows remote exploitation. In this case it was used via an iFrame on […]

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Malware Pushers Abuse Firefox Warning Page

This is a pretty neat attack from the malware pushes leveraging on the ignorance of the average user – which in all honestly is a safe bet most of the time! You could consider it a Social Engineering attack as it’s taking something that’s familiar and changing it to deliver malware. I’m sure all the […]

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NSDECODER – Automated Website Malware Detection Tool

NSDECODER is a automated website malware detection tool. It can be used to decode and analyze an URL to see if it host to malware. Also, NSDECODER will analyze which vulnerability has been exploited and the original source address of malware. Functions Automated analysis and detection of website malware. Detection for plenty of vulnerabilities. Log […]

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Police In UK & US Charge & Arrest Multiple People Over Zeus Trojan E-banking Fraud

Zeus has been around for quite some time, we reported it about it initially back in 2009 when it was noted Zeus could evade anti-virus software. In more recent months it was noted that Zeus has become more focused and variations of Zeus were found to be targeting banks and financial organisations in specific geographic […]

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Email Worm Spreading Like Wildfire – W32.Imsolk/VBMania Variant

Oh this is a throw back to the 90s, a self-replicating e-mail worm based around a malicious screensaver (.scr) that sends itself to everyone in your address book. It seems this one is spreading fast though with hundreds of thousands of infections. Reminds of the heydays of ILOVEYOU and Anna Kournikova. A fast-moving email worm […]

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Malware Hash Checking Tool – Online & Offline Support

This program intends to detect a malicious file in two ways; online and offline. It calculates the md5 hash of a specified file and searches it in its current hash set (offline) or on VirusTotal site (online) and shows the result. It has http proxy support and update (for hash set) feature. It’s a simple […]

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Regional Trojan Threat Targeting Online Banks

Well it was inevitable really, I’ve noticed in the last couple of years Phishing e-mails have started to use targeted lists especially for banking sites and the next up of course is trojans developed for specific regions. A security company Trusteer (who makes Rapport) has done some research on this matter which has pin-pointed certain […]

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Scotland Yard Arrests Teenages For Involvement In Largest English Language Cybercrime Forum

It seems both the US and UK governments have been cracking down pretty harshly on cybercrime operations over the past two years. A number of ‘underground’ forums and cybercrime operations have been shut down including those involving botnets, carding and phishing. One of the big stories earlier this year was the Former DarkMarket Admin Facing […]

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Australians Propose ‘No Anti-virus – No Internet Connection’ Policy

So after a year of research and debate, what did the Aussies come up with? A policy to disconnect people from the Internet if they get infected by a virus.. Rather naive isn’t it? Plus if your ISP cuts you off, how exactly are you supposed to resolve the problem without a connection to do […]

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New Malware Variants More Malicious Than ILOVEYOU Bug

So no big surprise here, malware is getting more malicious! It’s good to know though and it’s good that companies out there like Messagelabs, under the watchful eye of Symantec, are trying to measure what is going on in malware land. The malware/worm landscape has always been a fast moving one and my guess is […]

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