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PGP Users Locked Out With Latest OS X Update

For the past day or so I’ve been seeing endless people tweeting about how the latest Mac OS X update b0rks your Mac if you are using PGP full disc encryption. It’s a pretty nasty bug, but thankfully it can be recovered from fairly easily. If you are just looking for a quick solution, you […]

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China Policy Could Shut Out Foreign Security Firms

China catches a lot of flack in the infosec World, mostly for being suspected of cyber-terrorism and for propagating nasty malware. Lately things have been getting more political especially during their tussle with Google over the whole ‘search freedom’ issue and censorship. The latest is that they are starting to check for compliance on a […]

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New Argument Switch Attack Bypasses Windows Security Software

There’s been a lot of highly technical and most theoretical attacks lately, academic season really is in full swing. This is a very neat attack which is being labeled somewhere between catastrophic and mildly annoying depending on who you ask. It effects most of the major Anti-virus vendors, it’s called an argument-switch attack and leverages […]

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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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Facebook Used By Whitewell Trojan To Communicate

Facebook has had it’s fair share of security woes and the latest is the discovery of a new Trojan that uses Facebook to communicate. Interesting that it’s using the Facebook notes feature to communicate depending on title/subject of the note. The actual malware itself is spread through doc/pdf exploits and not through any flaws in […]

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Hacker Group L0pht Making A Comeback

L0pht has been a staple of the hacking scene since the Internet existed, with the ever fabulous L0phtcrack being their best known offering. Of course when that was sold off to Symantec then subsequently discontinued, things changed a lot. Well now the Hacker News Network is back online, one of the side projects of L0pht […]

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Spammers Recover from McColo Shutdown – Spam Back To 91%

You might remember back in November last year Spam ISP McColo was Cut Off From the Internet and there was a fairly drastic drop in spam e-mail traffic. Well it looks like the spammers have got their acts back together as spam levels are back up to 91% of their previous volume. Having McColo shut […]

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Multiple Bugs In Anti-Virus Software Revealed

A spate of bugs have popped up recently in quite a few of the major anti-virus brands, some are old bugs which have just been made public and some are apparently new bugs – just discovered. Nothing too serious it seems (no remote takeover vulnerabilities) mostly just crashes and annoyances. Included are Symantec’s Norton Anti-virus, […]

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Indian Credit Card Fraud Exposed – Linked to Symantec

In a recent undercover sting the BBC has uncovered some unscrupulous Indian chaps selling valid UK credit card details, the kicker to the story is the fraud is linked to Symantec as the people being defrauded had all recently bought Norton subscriptions. I guess it’s hard to control a 3rd party call center though and […]

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New Conficker Variant More Aggressive

Conficker has gotten quite a lot of news recently with it growing so fast and Microsoft offering a bounty for the authors. It seems like the Conficker authors are really serious about retaining control of their botnet and expanding it further without hindrance from the companies trying to stop them. It’s quite likely they are […]

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