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In Other News | Posted 28 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Anonymous Hits Stratfor Website | 1,955 views
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Anonymous has claimed an attack on the Stratfor Global Intelligence website. As of this time, the website is currently undergoing maintenance. Identity Finder released an analysis of the information posted online by Anonymous. The analysis reveals that Anonymous was able …

In Other News | Posted 14 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Feds Looking into CarrierIQ | 1,557 views
Carrier IQ Video from Trevor Eckart

The Washington Post is reporting that executives from CarrierIQ are meeting with the Federal Trade Commission. Although the FBI has refused to disclose how they use CarrierIQ data, the company has claimed that it has never provided any data to …

In Other News | Posted 6 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Adobe Exploit in the Wild | 3,827 views
Adobe Filler Panel

Adobe has released a security advisory for Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. The zero day vulnerability, which is being actively exploited, allows an attacker to take control of a vulnerable computer. Adobe states in a blog post that they have …

In Other News | Posted 4 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Carrier IQ Excitement | 2,009 views
Carrier IQ Video from Trevor Eckart

Working with his own HTC Evo phone, Trevor Eckart discovered the Carrier IQ activities. Carrier IQ responded with a cease and desist letter, which was answered with the help of the EFF. Carrier IQ withdrew the cease and …

In Other News | Posted 17 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on ISC Releases BIND 9 Patch | 2,135 views
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ISC has released a patch for BIND 9 to protect against a recently disclosed vulnerability. The vulnerability affects all currently supported versions of BIND. No workarounds are available, and ISC is recommending that BIND installations be upgraded to the patched …

In Other News | Posted 20 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Gadafhi Images Used To Spread Malware | 1,617 views
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As news about Moammar Gadafhi’s last moments and the circumstances of his death, attackers are taking advantage of the situation. Attackers are sending emails to capitalize on people’s curiosity. We’ve already received one email using pictures of Gadafhi’s death as …

In Other News | Posted 19 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on The precursor to the next Stuxnet | 2,373 views
Virus Warning

Symantec claims to have found what they are calling the precursor to the next Stuxnet worm. The new trojan has been identified as W32.Duqu because of the DQ file name prefix. According to Symantec’s analysis Duqu is not designed to …

In Other News | Posted 30 Sep 2011 | Comments Off on MSE tags Chrome as malware | 1,724 views
Microsoft Security Essentials

According to the Chrome blog, Microsoft Security Essentials has mistakenly identified Google Chrome as malware. Google’s browser is identified as Zbot. Microsoft has since released a signature update for MSE. Chrome must be uninstalled from the desktop and re-installed to …