Storm Worm Botnet Attacks Anti-Spam Firms

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There’s no need to warn the anti-spam researchers at the Spamhaus Project about the Storm worm authors’ ability to launch massive denial-of-service attacks. They’ve been fending them off for several months. And they’ve lived — or at least stayed online — to tell the tale. “It’s been a pretty constant battle to stay online,” Vincent […]

OpenOffice 2 TIFF Parsing Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Description:Some vulnerabilities have been reported in OpenOffice, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. The vulnerabilities are caused due to integer overflows when processing certain tags within TIFF images. This can be exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows by e.g. tricking a user into opening a specially crafted document. […]

German authorities nab Trojan gang

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German authorities arrested 10 people last week for computer intrusion and financial crimes following an 18 month investigation into an international phishing group. The suspects, who varied in age from 20- to 36-years-old, allegedly used a Trojan horse program to infect victims’ machines and log their bank activity, racking up hundred of thousands of Euros […]

Hacker Gained Access To Data On Millions Of TD Ameritrade Customers

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Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. announced today that a hacker broke into one of its databases and stole personally identifying information for some of its 6.3 million customers. An online advisory and letters to account holders disclosed that names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and home addresses were taken in the data breach. Client assets, […]

AVG gains more awards!

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Grisoft’s AVG has recently gained another two awards to add to its ever growing collection. Firstly, AVG Internet Security Home Edition was awarded the ‘Recommended Product’ by the UK review site IT Reviews due to its reliability, regular definitions and the degree of customization available for advanced users aswell as the ease of use for […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin Minor Revisions – September 12, 2007

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Issued: September 12, 2007SummaryThe following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details.  * MS07-054 – Important  * MS07-051 – CriticalBulletin Information:* MS07-054 – Important  – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-054.mspx  – Reason for Revision: Download center links added to Affected    Software table for upgrading to Windows Live Messenger 8.1    – […]

Windows worm targets Skype users

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An instant-messaging worm has started spreading to PCs running Windows by using Skype to chat up potential victims in an attempt to convince them to download and run the malicious software. The worm, described in a blog post written by eBay’s Skype subsidiary, can converse with victims in at least three different languages: Latvian, Russian, […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for September 11, 2007

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September 11, 2007 Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s). September Bulletin Summary Critical MS07-051 –  Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow Remote Code Execution (938827) Important MS07-052 – Vulnerability in Crystal Reports for Visual Studio Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941522) MS07-053 – Vulnerability in Windows Services for UNIX Could Allow Elevation of Privilege […]

Pfizer Breach Exposes Data on 34,000 People

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Pfizer Inc. last week confirmed that the personal data of as many as 34,000 people may have been illegally accessed and downloaded from a company computer system by a former employee. The compromised information includes names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers, and bank and credit card information of employees, former employees and […]

Revised Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for September 2007

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Issued: September 6, 2007Updated: September 7, 2007This is an advance notification of four security bulletins thatMicrosoft is intending to release on September 11, 2007. Critical Security BulletinsMicrosoft Security Bulletin 1  – Affected Software:     – Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4    – Impact: Remote Code Execution    – Version Number: 1.0Important Security BulletinsMicrosoft Security Bulletin 2  […]


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