Android Security – New Master Key vulnerability

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This new vulnerability was responsibly disclosed to Google and demonstrated as proof-of-concept at recent Black Hat conference … If this materialized into an exploit, it could impact many folks as infected application code could be inserted when attempting to work with trusted signed applications … http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/trend-micro-solution-for-vulnerability-affecting-nearly-all-android-devices/ http://bluebox.com/corporate-blog/bluebox-uncovers-android-master-key/ http://www.blackhat.com/us-13/briefings.html#Forristal QUOTE: Last week, security researchers announced a […]

Malware – EXPIRO File Infector discloses FTP credentials

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Trend Labs highlights the EXPIRO file infector attacks that¬†uses advanced routines to steal FTP credentials and other sensitive information: http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/file-infector-expiro-hits-us-steals-ftp-credentials/ QUOTE: An unusual attack has been spotted in the wild, using an unexpected combination of threats. This attack used exploit kits (in particular Java and PDF exploits) to deliver file infectors onto vulnerable systems. Interestingly, […]

Facebook – Fake Adobe Flash clickjack scam during July 2013

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Facecrooks Security notes a highly realistic and rapidly spreading version of a fake Adobe flash player update that can compromise Facebook security controls: http://www.crn.com/news/security/240157745/twitter-facebook-scam-tricks-users-with-phony-adobe-flash-player.htm http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Beware-Clickjacking-Scams-Posing-as-Adobe-Flash-Player.html QUOTE: Security researchers at Avast, an antivirus company, have found a link that has been spreading rapidly on Facebook and Twitter that prompts users to download malware that looks like […]

Microsoft Technet – Windows 8.1 New Features

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An updated summary of new features for Windows 8.1 can be found in the link below: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dn140266 QUOTE: We built Windows 8 to bring a modern computing experience to businesses and to help professionals stay connected to their colleagues and clients from anywhere, anytime. Windows 8.1 advances this vision and introduces new manageability, mobility, security, […]

Microsoft Security Updates – July 2013

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MS13-053 is rated as “PATCH NOW” by the Internet Storm Center.¬† All home and corporate users should apply these protective updates promptly https://isc.sans.edu/diary/Microsoft+July+2013+Black+Tuesday+Overview/16126 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-jul QUOTE: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2013 * MS13-052 Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework and Silverlight Could Allow Remote Code Execution – Critical * MS13-053 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could […]


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