Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Print or edit dialogue boxes may not appear in IE

October 25th 2013

Fix: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/329134  

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PHP.NET compromised

October 25th 2013

Details:http://www.csoonline.com/article/742051/php.net-confirms-server-breach-after-google-flags-them-for-malware And here:http://php.net/archive/2013.php#id2013-10-24-2 This is interesting: “It turned out that by combing through the access logs for static.php.net it was periodically serving up userprefs.js with the wrong content length and then reverting back to the right size after a few minutes. This is due to an rsync cron job. So the file was being modified […]

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A very brief hijacking of google.rw

October 25th 2013

Details here – a very interesting read http://labs.umbrella.com/2013/10/25/google-rw-hijack-nobody-else-noticed/

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Did you know Google has an MVP type programme? I didn’t.

October 10th 2013

http://www.google.com/get/topcontributor/  

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AOL email settlement–finally

October 8th 2013

Cite: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/210775/aol-email-settlement-moves-forward.html “A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal calling for AOL to donate around $100,000 to five organizations, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, in order to settle class-action litigation about ads in emails. If approved, the deal will resolve two class-action lawsuits by AOL members […]

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Are you an Adobe customer? Do you use GMAIL? Please read Graham’s article

October 6th 2013

  Here: http://grahamcluley.com/2013/10/gmail-adobe-password-reset-spam/

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More info about the Adobe hack

October 3rd 2013

Far more detail here: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/adobe-to-announce-source-code-customer-data-breach/

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ALERT: Adobe hacked

October 3rd 2013

Customer Security Announcement here: http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/10/important-customer-security-announcement.html “Our investigation currently indicates that the attackers accessed Adobe customer IDs and encrypted passwords on our systems. We also believe the attackers removed from our systems certain information relating to 2.9 million Adobe customers, including customer names, encrypted credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates, and other information relating to […]

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Worrying statistics

October 3rd 2013

“A recent survey of Australian small business owners found that almost half have experienced a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, with a third copping a ransomware attack by internet pirates.” Cite: http://au.smallbusiness.yahoo.com/technology/a/-/19233222/protecting-your-business-from-cyber-criminals/

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Webinar: detecting and blocking bad actors (purveyors of malvertizing and spam)

October 2nd 2013

Avoiding the bad guys pushing malvertizing and spam is a regular theme on this blog. The Online Trust Alliance is holding a webinar about that very topic on October 3 at 09:00PST which should be well worth attending (registration required). Details here: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=qg2gdfyhikcy

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