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By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

March 20, Softpedia – (International) Tor Browser in Apple’s App Store contains adware and spyware. Representatives of the Tor Project stated that a fake Tor Browser app in the Apple App Store contains adware and spyware and that it has been present since December 2013. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Tor-Browser-in-Apple-s-App-Store-Contains-Adware-and-Spyware-433152.shtmlMarch 20, Help Net Security – (International) Over 31,000 IoT devices and computers infected by cryptocoin-mining worm. Symantec... read more.

  • March 21, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

March 11, Softpedia – (International) 162,000 WordPress sites abused to amplify DDoS attack. Researchers at Securi found that attackers used around 162,000 WordPress sites to indirectly launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on a client’s WordPress site by abusing the sites’ XML-RPC feature, which is enabled by default on WordPress sites. Source. March 11, Threatpost – (International) Apple iOS 7.1 fixes more than 20 code-execution flaws. Apple released an update for its iOS mobile operatin... read more.

  • March 12, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

March 8, Softpedia – (International) Statistics company Statista hacked, email addresses and passwords possibly stolen. Statistics and studies company Statista reported that attackers may have compromised its systems and accessed a user database containing email addresses and encrypted passwords. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Statistics-Company-Statista-Hacked-Email-Addresses-and-Passwords-Possibly-Stolen-431173.shtml March 8, Softpedia – (International) BAE Systems publishes white paper on “Sna... read more.

  • March 11, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

March 5, Help Net Security – (International) New Android devices sold with pre-installed malware. The founder of Marble Security reported finding data-stealing malware disguised as Netflix apps pre-installed on several customers’ new Android devices. Several Samsung, Asus, LG, and Motorola phones and tablets were found with the pre-installed malware. Source March 5, The Register – (International) New design flaw found in crypto’s TLS: Pretend to be a victim online. Researchers with the French National In... read more.

  • March 06, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

March 3, Softpedia – (International) Meetup down for days due to DDoS attack allegedly ordered by a competitor. Social networking portal Meetup was hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack beginning February 27 that took the portal's Web site offline for several days. An attacker contacted the company, claimed responsibility, and demanded a payment to end the attack. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Meetup-com-Down-for-Days-Due-to-DDOS-Attack-Allegedly-Ordered-by-a-Competitor-430290.shtml ... read more.

  • March 05, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

February 28, The Register – (International) Apple slams shut TEN code execution holes in QuickTime on Windows. Apple released a patch that fixes 10 serious bugs in the Windows version of its QuickTime media player that allowed malicious video files to execute arbitrary code. Source. February 28, Softpedia – (International) Experts find vulnerabilities in RSA Conference 2014 Android application. Six flaws were discovered in the RSA Conference 2014 app, with the most severe potentially allowing an attacker... read more.

  • March 03, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

February 25, Softpedia – (International) Cybercriminals use Pony botnet to steal 700,000 account credentials, virtual currencies. Experts found that cybercriminals managed to steal more than 700,000 credentials for Web sites, email accounts, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers, Secure Shell (SSH), and Virtual Desktops utilizing the Pony botnet. The botnet was also used to steal $220,000 worth of virtual currencies targeting Bitcoin and other virtual currency wallets. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/... read more.

  • February 26, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

February 24, Help Net Security – (International) Fortinet upgrades and extends its Next-Generation firewall. Fortinet released FortiOS 5, an update to its network security operating system along with new releases for integrated reporting, APT, and strong authentication. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16408 February 24, Help Net Security – (International) Apple fixes critical crypto bug in iOS, OS X fix to be released “soon.” Apple released software updates for its iOS mobile operatin... read more.

  • February 25, 2014

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Uncategorized

February 21, Softpedia – (International) Mistake made by BitCrypt developers allows experts to recover encrypted files. Airbus researchers discovered a new type of ransomware named BitCrypt and found a way to restore infected, encrypted files after discovering the developers made a mistakenly generated a 128-digit number instead of a 128-byte key. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Mistake-Made-by-BitCrypt-Developers-Allows-Experts-to-Recover-Encrypted-Files-428605.shtml February 21, Softpedia – (Int... read more.

  • February 24, 2014

By Chaim Landau, Posted in Uncategorized

A common complaint I’ve heard from customer’s who’ve implemented AppSense Personalization Server has been that their logons seem to be slowing down over time. In almost all the cases, the issue was related to Session Data slowing things down. What is Session Data? Session data is personal data users generate during their session, and is usually generated outside of specific applications; for example, printers, MRU lists, Outlook profiles, drive mappings, icon positions, etc. The problem with session d... read more.

  • February 24, 2014