Posts Tagged ‘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 December 02-09, 2012

The Citadel crimeware kit – under the microscope “Ever since the source code of the Zeus crimeware kit, also known as Zbot, was leaked onto the internet in May 2011, many new variants have appeared. These have typically added new features and improved on the old code. One particularly prevalent example is Citadel.” http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/12/05/the-citadel-crimeware-kit-under-the-microscope/ Japan [...]

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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 Roundup, March 26 – April 1, 2012

Richard Stiennon talks to Martin Roesch about Next-Generation IPS (VIDEO) “Lead analyst at IT Harvest, Richard Stiennon, recently sat down with Sourcefire founder and CTO Martin Roesch to discuss a host of topics and trends germane to the IT Security industry in 2012. The concept of information superiority is an important one, particularly when it [...]

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Infosec Weekly Roundup, March 19 – 25, 2012

For cloud services, security first – growth second, is the winning strategy The first up for this week is by Richard Stiennon, security expert and Chief Research Analyst for IT Harvest, the article covers cloud computing companies and their security issue, how vendors that prioritize security are more successful than those that are focusing on [...]

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Infosec Weekly Roundup , March 12 – 18, 2012

BlackHat Europe Amsterdam This week we have the Blackhat Europe where new tools have been released, some interesting presentations and researches are posted online, for the tools you can find them on Toolswatch website:  http://www.toolswatch.org/ While all slides and presentations can be found on the official website: https://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-eu-12/bh-eu-12-archives.html Microsoft blames security info-sharing program for attack [...]

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Infosec Weekly Roundup , March 5 – 11, 2012

DNS CHANGER: How do I know if my computer is safe? After observing millions of infected computers with DNS changer malware , several awareness action have been launched to help victims clean their computer against this sophisticated malware as it blocks computer from updating security software’s and disable any protection on the machine. Here is [...]

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