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    Archive for the ‘Bad Sites’ Category

    Recently we've discussed how Control Panel (CPL) malware has been spreading in Latin America. In the past, we've analyzed in some detail how CPL malware works as well as the overall picture of how this threat spreads. In this post, we shall examine in detail how they spread, and how they relate with other malicious sites and components. Recently, while I was checking my spam mailbox, I found one of these messages there. Specifically, I found this email sample: Figure 1. Spam message This ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |

    The availability of affordable mobile Internet access has changed the computing landscape everywhere. More and more people are using mobile devices both for work and for entertainment. China is no exception. According to a report published by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), 81% of Chinese Internet users went online using their mobile phone in 2013. The CNNIC also reported that China ended 2013 with 618 million Internet users and 500 million mobile Internet users. This change in user behavior ...

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    Attackers continuously leverage vulnerabilities in popular software like Microsoft Windows and Adobe products.  Just recently, Adobe released an out-of-band update addressing three critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player. The said update APSB14-07 resolves the following issues in Flash Player: Stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2014-0498) allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors. Out-of-bound read vulnerability (CVE-2014-0499) does not prevent access to address information, which in turn makes it easier for attackers to evade existing mitigation technology like Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR). Successful ...

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    Breaches, breaches everywhere. There has to be a reason for it - criminals aren't just following a trend like a spring shopper buying the latest styles of shoes. If you put yourself in the shoes of a cybercriminal (not the spring shopper's), you'll be able to appreciate how breach data equates money in a number of ways. If a hacker manages to steal a long list of a few thousand names with their respective social security numbers, they can get pretty ...

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    2013 was another year marked by many changes - for good and bad - in the threat landscape. Some threats waned, others grew significantly, while completely new threats emerged and made life difficult for users. What remained constant, however, were the threats against the safety of digital information. In this entry, we present some of these threats that were seen last year. These are described in more detail in our roundup titled Cashing In On Digital Information Cybercrime: Banking Malware, CryptoLocker Grow; ...

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