Posts Tagged ‘Internet News’

Infosec Weekly Round-up December 10-16, 2012

“Dexter” malware steals credit card data from point-of-sale terminals A researcher has uncovered new malware that steals payment card data from point-of-sale terminals used by stores, hotels, and other businesses. Dexter, as the malware is called, has infected hundreds of point-of-sale computers at big-name retailers, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses, according to a report issued [...]

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Infosec Weekly Round-up November 26- December 02, 2012

Samsung printer firmware contains a printer SNMP backdoor Samsung printers contain a hardcoded SNMP community string that could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected device. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/281284 Financial Malware Detects Remote Desktop Environments to Evade Researchers Like any other group of business people, cybercriminals want to protect their investments. In the case [...]

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Infosec Weekly Round-up November 12-18, 2012

Dumping Domain Password Hashes Using Metasploit (ntds_hashextract.rb) “The ntds_hashextract.rb script is a standalone tool that can be used to quickly and efficiently extract Active Directory user account password hashes from the exported datatable of an NTDS.dit database. As it turns out, exporting the datatable can sometimes be tricky so here is a detailed tutorial covering [...]

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Infosec Weekly Round-up October 29- November 04, 2012

Popular websites leaking system status information, private data and even passwords Security researchers have discovered that thousands of popular websites are putting their users’ data at risk by leaking internal status information. Most of the sites are only leaking enough information to give attackers a window into their server’s internals – something that might be [...]

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Infosec Weekly Round-up October 22-28, 2012

Wi-Fi chips in phones, tablets, vulnerable to DoS attack Security researchers at Core Security have identified a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in the firmware for Wi-Fi chips installed in several smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even a car. The vulnerability is present in Broadcom BCM4325 and BCM4329 Wi-Fi chips, and has the potential to stop them from [...]

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Infosec Weekly Round-up October 15-21, 2012

Businesses take 7 months to detect intruders “Corporations are taking an average of seven months to detect system breaches despite most having access to forensic information in their logs, Verizon has warned. According to Bryan Sartin, vice president of Verizon’s Research Investigations Solutions Knowledge (RISK) team, the statistic indicated a need for more security information [...]

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Infosec Weekly Round-up October 08-14, 2012

Skype worm spreads, using LOL trick to infect unwary users Skype users are warned to be on their guard, regarding malicious instant messages that have been sent through the service, designed to infect Windows computers. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/10/08/skype-worm-spreads/ New TDL4 strain very successful in hiding from AV Last month Damballa stirred up the security community with the discovery [...]

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