Dexter Malware Agent – Targets Credit Card data from point of sale systems

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PC Magazine warns of new malware agent that can intercept POS transactions and obtain credit card data http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/305970-dexter-malware-targeting-point-of-sale-systems QUOTE: A new piece of malware targeting point-of-sale systems and harvesting payment card data would be less successful if more payment data was encrypted in the first place. Cyber-criminals used a customized piece of malware to infect […]

Microsoft – December 2012 Security Updates available

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Several protective updates are available for Windows, IE, Word, Exchange, and other products. Many of these are rated as Critical and users should promptly update their systems. Microsoft – December 2012 Security Update home page http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-dec ISC – EXCELLENT COMPLEMENTARY ANALYSIS https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Microsoft+December+2012+Black+Tuesday+Update+-+Overview/14683

Christmas 2012 – Malicious Word document circulated in targeted email

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Trend Labs warns of a malicious Word document circulating in targeted attacks http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/christmas-themed-malware-starts-to-jingle-all-the-way/ QUOTE: Once again cybercriminals take advantage of the Holidays in what seem like a targeted attack against businesses and government organizations. We spotted samples that bore the filename, PROPOSED CHRISTMAS PARTY 2012.doc. Trend Micro detects this as TROJ_ARTIEF.RTN. When executed, this malware […]

Fake Google Chrome update circulating

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Barracuda Networks warns of exploit kits planted on malicious websites, which are disguised as a Fake Google Chrome browser update. https://www.barracudanetworks.com/blogs/labsblog?bid=3108 QUOTE: Exploit kits are pre-packaged sets of malicious code that scammers install on websites.  The scammers try to steer visitors to the URL of the exploit kit so that their code can attack your […]


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