Monster warns victims, pledges better defense

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Monster Worldwide, the owner of employment search site Monster.com, began notifying this week the estimated 1.3 million users affected by a breach that leaked résumé information and pledged to beef up network monitoring and defenses to prevent such a leak from happening again. As reported by SecurityFocus, a malicious Trojan-horse program dubbed Infostealer.Monstres accessed résumé […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions – August 29, 2007

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Issued: August 29, 2007SummaryThe following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.  * MS07-047 – Important  * MS07-046 – Critical  * MS07-045 – Critical  * MS07-044 – CriticalBulletin Information:* MS07-047 – Important  – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-047.mspx  – Reason for Revision: V1.1 (August 29, 2007): Bulletin revised to    correct Registry […]

Better Business Bureau Scam Updated

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Websense® Security Labs(TM) has received reports of a new variant of an email attack that was originally launched early this year. The spoofed email purports to be from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The message claims that a complaint has been filed against the recipient’s company.Previously, the email attack contained an attachment that the victim […]

Symantec unveils 2008 consumer security software

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Symantec Corp. launched new editions of its consumer Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security (NIS) software today, adding new browser defenses for some users in both packages and wrapping features from its new identity initiative into the suite. The 2008 versions boast several new features and enhancements, including something that Symantec is calling Browser Defender, […]

More browser bugs, but less risk?

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Software with fewer bugs is not necessarily less risky to use, according to a recent study conducted by the Honeynet Project. The study analyzed client-side attacks in the wild using a large list of 300,000 URLs gathered during two weeks in May 2007 by automated virtual machines. Older versions of the three major browsers for […]

Storm adds YouTube lures

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The Storm Trojan / Bot continues to spread and is now using a YouTube video to lure users. The latest version has a variety of subjects and email bodies but now uses the filename video.exe. Email subject example: Sheesh man what are you thinkin. Upon connecting to the URL, which is referenced as a YouTube […]

Firefox ad-blocker extension causes kerfuffle

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A Web site owner has blocked Firefox users from accessing his site in protest of a popular Firefox browser extension that blocks text and display ads. Firefox users who go to http://jacklewis.net/weblog/ are redirected to Why Firefox is Blocked, which says the Adblock Plus extension undercuts Web sites dependent on advertising revenue. “Accessing the content […]

Attackers probing for vulnerable Windows servers

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Attackers are probing for Windows servers running Trend Micro Inc.‘s ServerProtect antivirus software, researchers warned. Early today, Symantec Corp.‘s DeepSight threat network monitored a major spike in traffic over TCP port 5168, which is related to the remote procedure call service in ServerProtect. “This may indicate an ongoing mass-scanning and exploitation attempt trying to exploit […]

Monster.com shuts down data cache

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Monster Worldwide, the owner of employment search site Monster.com, warned job seekers late Wednesday that the company had discovered and shut down a rogue database that contained personal information culled from résumés posted on the site. As reported by SecurityFocus, online fraudsters have used the database to craft personalized e-mails that purport to be a […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions – August 22, 2007

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Issued: August 22, 2007SummaryThe following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.  * MS07-045 – Critical  * MS07-050 – CriticalBulletin Information:* MS07-045 – Critical  – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-045.mspx  – Reason for Revision: Revised to correct Registry Key Verification    for Internet Explorer 7 for all supported 32-bit editions,     64-bit […]


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