eCommerce Security – 2013 Holiday Season is peak time of year for crime

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Trend Labs share an informative article that this holiday season is most dangerous times of year, due to heavy e-commerce and gift giving.  Cybercriminals see as “prime opportunity to steal“ http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/the-season-for-danger-holiday-season-spam-and-phishing/ http://about-threats.trendmicro.com/us/webattack/74/Beware+of+HolidayThemed+Multicomponent+Online+Threats QUOTE:  For many, the holiday season is a season for shopping and spending. But cybercriminals see it in a different light—they see it as […]

Malware – SOGOMOT and MIRYAGO use encrypted JPEG files in targeted attacks

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Trend shares awareness of new targeted attacks circulating in Asia-Pacific region http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/jpeg-files-used-for-targeted-attack-malware/ QUOTE: We recently came across some malware of the SOGOMOT and MIRYAGO families that update themselves in an unusual way: they download JPEG files that contain encrypted configuration files/binaries. Not only that, we believe that this activity has been ongoing since at least […]

Microsoft Security Advisory 2914486 – Details of Windows XP 0 day exploit in wild

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More details on Windows XP zero day exploit circulating … Ensuring Adobe Acrobat reader is patched will help mitigate dangers and all users have until April 2014 to move to later versions of Windows. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2914486 https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Security+Advisory+2914486+Vulnerability+in+Microsoft+Windows+Kernel+0+day+exploit+in+wild/17117 http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/exploit-targeting-windows-zero-day-vulnerability-spotted/ http://www.fireeye.com/blog/technical/cyber-exploits/2013/11/ms-windows-local-privilege-escalation-zero-day-in-the-wild.html QUOTE (Trend Labs): We acquired this sample from a targeted attack. In this incident, a malicious PDF […]

Windows XP exploit – works in concert with Adobe Reader vulnerability

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Home and corporate users will benefit greatly in phasing out Windows XP, for the more secure kernel and browser architectures offered by Windows 7 and 8.1 … PC Magazine shares awareness of new vulnerability affecting older Windows XP version only. http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/vulnerabilities/318465-latest-microsoft-zero-day-targets-xp-unpatched-adobe-reader http://www.fireeye.com/blog/technical/cyber-exploits/2013/11/ms-windows-local-privilege-escalation-zero-day-in-the-wild.html QUOTE: Microsoft confirmed a zero-day vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 […]

Social Networking Security – 85 percent of consumers use Public WiFi

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PC Magazine shares awareness of extensive connectivity to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social networks. Users need to think ahead of security risk especially with large # of malicious applications in circulation http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/85-Consumers-Use-Social-Media-Networks-While-Connected-Public-WiFi.html/ QUOTE:  They’re so popular, those ubiquitous mobile devices. For better or worse, we’ve evolved into a society that is a texting, Facebooking, […]


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