Android – New DroidDreamLight variant improves attack capabilities

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Trend Security warns of major improvements found in this new variant in this comprehensive review: Massive Code Change for New DroidDreamLight Variant http://blog.trendmicro.com/massive-code-change-for-new-droiddreamlight-variant/ QUOTE: We saw several key developments in the new variant of DroidDreamLight, which we were able to analyze earlier this month. This new variant, found in a China-based 3rd party application store, […]

Windows 8 – PC Magazine review of Developer Preview

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I’m anxious to test this new operating system in the future.  PC Magazine highlights the new Metro User Interface and other changes found in Windows 8 Windows 8 – PC Magazine review of Developer Preview http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392886,00.asp QUOTE: Windows 8 is a coin with two very different sides: On one side is a tablet operating system, […]

Oracle out-of-band patch release to prevent Apache DoS exploits

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The Internet Storm Center shares an important emergency release that corporations should apply expediently: Oracle Emergency Patch for CVE-2011-3192 has been released! http://isc.sans.org/diary/Oracle+Emergency+Patch+for+CVE-2011-3192+has+been+released+/11602 QUOTE: This security alert addresses the security issue CVE-2011-3192, a denial of service vulnerability in Apache HTTPD, which is applicable to Oracle HTTP Server products based on Apache 2.0 or 2.2. This […]

Legislation proposed to increase penalties for hacking attacks

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http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/internet-crime/287474-government-wants-to-stiffen-penalties-for-hacking QUOTE: The Obama administration argued to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday for legislation that would impose minimum sentences for anyone convicted of attacks or attempted attacks on critical infrastructure. The administration’s proposed updates the Cyber Fraud and Abuse Act would also make it clear that RICO, the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, a […]

Banking Trojan Attacks continue to target large companies

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Trend Micro provides an update related to bank related malware and fraud attacks: Banking Trojan Attacks continue to target large companies http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/google/287772-banking-trojan-gang-hits-big-us-companies http://blog.trendmicro.com/soldier-spyeyes-a-jackpot/ QUOTE: Trend Micro has uncovered a significant international banking malware gang. Unusually for such gangs, a wide variety of large organizations and US multi-nationals in a variety of sectors were victimized. The […]


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