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How to Hack web browsers with BeEF

How to Hack web browsers with BeEF | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
This video tutorial talks about browser exploitation. Particularly, it talks about tools, like BeEF, that can be used to hack known vulnerabilities within browsers and some cool frameworks that you can use to check the security of your own browser.
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The malicious plug-in: A charger that can hack any Apple iOS device

The malicious plug-in: A charger that can hack any Apple iOS device | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a “malicious charger” able to hack any iOS device simply by plugging it in.
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Researchers uncovered new malware used by Chinese cyber criminals

Researchers uncovered new malware used by Chinese cyber criminals | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Trend Micro researchers uncovered new Winnti family malware used by cyber criminals.
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Infosecurity webinar - Bring Your Own Device - Without Losing Your Data

Mobile is one of the hottest topics for information security officers.

Executives and employees are demanding access to business content on their smart phones and tablets, and the race to deliver can expose organisations to serious risks.
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New fake-RCMP computer scam fools Canadians

New fake-RCMP computer scam fools Canadians | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
When Pasqualino De Sanctis got a pop-up on his computer from the RCMP asking him to pay a $100 fine, he figured it was a legitimate request.
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Dutch police ask for powers to plant malware, hack DDoS servers

Dutch police ask for powers to plant malware, hack DDoS servers | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
"There will be guilty citizens and innocent citizens, and they will both be wanting to keep malware away from their computers."
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Malware phishing with fake Facebook security check page detected

Malware phishing with fake Facebook security check page detected | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Trend Micro has spotted a malware sample, TSPY_MINOCDO.A, which targets Facebook users.
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When a defense contractor gets hacked repeatedly, you know cybersecurity is a problem

When a defense contractor gets hacked repeatedly, you know cybersecurity is a problem | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
A defense contractor faced repeated hacks from Chinese spies who gained access to terabytes of confidential data, Bloomberg reports. More security tools could help, and the government could do more to protect itself.
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Google Play apps used to hide 'BadNews' mobile botnet, security firm discovers

Google Play apps used to hide 'BadNews' mobile botnet, security firm discovers | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Google’s Play store security has once again been embarrassed by the discovery of an ambitious botnet that sneaked past its app vetting systems to infect possibly huge numbers of Android users.

 

 

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How To Stop A Botnet From Brute-Forcing Your WordPress Password

How To Stop A Botnet From Brute-Forcing Your WordPress Password | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

A large botnet is being used to brute-force passwords for a significant number of WordPress blogs. The botnet is estimated at using some 90,000 computers and tens of thousands of unique IP addresses in its increasing.

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Botnet growth fuels "remarkable" Q1 2013 surge in DDos attacks

Botnet growth fuels "remarkable" Q1 2013 surge in DDos attacks | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise and becoming more sophisticated, according to new data from security firm Prolexic.
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Beware of fake SourceForge site offering malicious downloads

Beware of fake SourceForge site offering malicious downloads | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Cyber crooks have been misusing the reputation of the popular online source code repository SourceForge (sourceforge.net) and have been pushing out malware from the sourceforgechile.net domain registered in the US earlier this month.

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The Divide platform enables BYOD mobility

The Divide platform enables BYOD mobility | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
The Divide™ platform by Enterproid enables and accelerates BYOD mobility by providing a dual-persona device experience that is secured and cloud-managed by IT
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Why 'one false click' lets hackers in

Why 'one false click' lets hackers in | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Speaking to a professional penetration tester, BBC News looks at the methods hackers can use to target personal computers through internet browsers.
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Android Devices Now Better Protected from Malware and Spam

Android is the world's most popular smartphone operating system (OS), and according to comScore, it claims more than 50 percent of the market. With that kind of user base, it's no wonder that Android is an increasingly popular target for malware and SMiShing (SMS phishing).
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Trojan horse apps found disguised as legit Google Play Store apps

Trojan horse apps found disguised as legit Google Play Store apps | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Webroot, a security company well-known for its mobile and business protection solutions, has discovered a rather new kind of Android malware hidden in plain-sight.
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MALWARE ALERT- Fake Facebook Security Page stealing Credit Card Information

MALWARE ALERT- Fake Facebook Security Page  stealing Credit Card Information | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Fake Facebook Security Page stealing Credit Card Information.
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Malware now spreads mostly through tainted websites

Malware now spreads mostly through tainted websites | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Palo Alto's research dovetails with findings by security firms ESET and Sucuri, disclosing details of a nasty bit of malware dubbed, Linux/Cdorked.A.
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What’s a known source of malware doing in an iOS app?

What’s a known source of malware doing in an iOS app? | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
Trojans, false positives, and the case of accidental cross contamination.
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iOS app flagged for malware, and why you shouldn't worry

iOS app flagged for malware, and why you shouldn't worry | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
An iOS game called Simply Find It, when run through BitDefender’s virus scanner, reportedly returns a positive result for Trojan.JS.iframe.BKD. This has drawn into question the effectiveness of Apple’s App Store approval process.
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AP Twitter hack prompts fresh look at cybersecurity needs

AP Twitter hack prompts fresh look at cybersecurity needs | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

"Twitter needs to move faster in stepping up its cybersecurity efforts," EdgeWave's Brunetto said.

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Data security firm warns of malware exploiting Boston bombings

Data security firm warns of malware exploiting Boston bombings | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

In a blog post from its SpiderLabs advanced security team, Trustwave said the malware is spread through emails bearing subject lines such as "Video of Explosion at the Boston Marathon 2013" and "Boston Explosion Caught on Video." The messages contain a simple-looking link that leads to different landing pages "ostensibly hosting videos of the bombings," Trustwave said.

 

 

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Using Nessus to Discover Malware and Botnet Hosts

Using Nessus to Discover Malware and Botnet Hosts | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it
When performing a vulnerability scan (or even a penetration test), you must be able to spot a host that is already compromised, contains malware, or is part of a botnet.
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Wordpress users advised to change passwords following hack

Wordpress users advised to change passwords following hack | IT Security Unplugged | Scoop.it

Wordpress users are being advised by its founder, Matt Mullenweg, to update their security settings following sustained botnet attack involving ‘tens of thousands’ of computers.

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