Security

Spammers threaten to sue for sending spam

Experts at Websense discovered a spam campaign, during which users received e-mails that look as if they were sent from reputable companies and they stated that the user will be sued, because of spam. These letters were accompanied by fake notices attached ZIP-file with a copy of the document that supposedly proves that spam is sent.(…)

Adobe has released an emergency patch for a critical bug in Flash

The company Adobe Systems has released an emergency update to its Flash Player. It eliminates a critical vulnerability that attackers are actively exploiting to break into computers of end users. XSS, or cross-site scripting, “operated in practice in active targeted attacks designed to trick users into clicking on malicious link in the email message”, said on(…)

Password habits of Australians are poor

“After 20 years we have taught everyone to use passwords that are hard to remember the human brain, but it’s easy to guess the computer” – says the site xkcd . Perhaps that’s why people do not change their passwords until one does not force them to do so.That’s no wonder these results were obtained as a(…)

Google Chrome prepared for BEAST attack

Google has prepared an update to a browser Chrome, which protects users against attacks, decoding the data transmitted between the browser and Web sites protected by SSL-protocol. Update, which is already part of the latest version of Chrome, was designed to prevent BEAST attacks, performed by the pilot code, which, according to its creators, exploits the high(…)

Why hackers do not need to be smart

Cyber ??criminals use the same technology and tactics for years, but companies are still not able to defend against them. Online, in print, on TV and radio, reporting for the report tells us that this new malicious attack was “yet more sophisticated than anything we’ve seen before.” Media seems to want the world to believe in(…)

Vulnerability in Android allow attackers to install malicious software

It has been over a month since then, the researchers reported two serious vulnerabilities in the security system Android, but until there are no data, when they will be corrected in the operating system created by Google, which is the world’s most popular platform for smartphones. The first vulnerability allows applications to install without your(…)

Cross-site scripting in Skype for iPhone

A bug in the latest version of Skype for iPhone and iPod touch makes it vulnerable to the address book of users that can be stolen simply by viewing a specially harvested messages, says a security researcher AppSec Consulting Pyurvians Phil. “Skype uses the locally saved HTML-file to display messages from other users Skype, but(…)

FOX Sports hacked by Shad0w

One of the largest websites in the world, FOX Sports, Room 678 in the world rankings with millions of attendance has been compromised. A hacker named “Shad0w” SQL-injection found on one of the domains Fox Sports and has access to the database. Stolen data to a hacker has published pastebin .Vulnerable link listed there. The hacker also posted an administrator(…)

McAfee strengthens mobile security

John Desher, senior director of McAfee’s mobile security, said the company wants to develop a new “multilateral” approach, which will add services to block malicious activity and control over third-party applications to the currently existing management tools for mobile devices. Desher explained that the company believes that its available now in the presence of mobile(…)

Con artists promote fake antivirus software through calls to Skype

Distributors of fake antivirus programs turned to Skype, and use automated messages to force users to buy useless software for  “security.” Fraud occurs through calls to Skype, in which an automated message warns potential victims that their computer security “obsolete.” Victims are invited to visit a website that sells fake anti-virus software for $ 19.95. One(…)