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Bit9 and Our Customers’ Security

Bit9 and Our Customers’ Security | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
Earlier today we informed our customers about a potential security concern. Out of respect for our customers, we chose to contact them first before making a statement in public.
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Bit9 disclosed Friday that hackers had stolen digital code-signing certificates from its network and dropped malware in the systems of three customers, demonstrating how the weakest link in a security chain can sometime be the security vendor.

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ATO: Tax Agents affected by online fraud

The personal identity of a small number of tax agents has been stolen to create unauthorised AUSkeys.

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WhiteHat Security gets $31 million funding

Feb 5 (Reuters) - WhiteHat Security has secured $31 millionin a round of funding that will allow it to expandinternationally and help it win more small and medium sizedbusinesses as customers, the company (WhiteHat Security gets $31 million funding...
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Filthy! old! blog! bug! blamed! for! Yahoo! webmail! hijacks! • The Register

Filthy! old! blog! bug! blamed! for! Yahoo! webmail! hijacks! • The Register | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
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Android malware emerges on Google Play which installs a trojan on your PC ... - The Next Web

Android malware emerges on Google Play which installs a trojan on your PC ... - The Next Web | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
The Next Web
Android malware emerges on Google Play which installs a trojan on your PC ...
The Next Web
We've seen malware for PCs that infects mobile devices, but it turns out there's also malware for mobile devices designed to infect PCs.
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Cisco Annual Security Report: Threats Step Out of the Shadows - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

Cisco Annual Security Report: Threats Step Out of the Shadows - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
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internet users are 182 times more likely to get malware from clicking on online ads than visiting a porn site.

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College Student Expelled After Bringing Web Vulnerability to School's Attention | threatpost

College Student Expelled After Bringing Web Vulnerability to School's Attention | threatpost | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
A Dawson College student is expelled after alerting his school to a major Web site vulnerability that could have left 250,000 students and alumni exposed to cyber attacks.
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Corporate identity theft: a new realm in risk management

Corporate identity theft: a new realm in risk management | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
Corporations can be susceptible to ID theft via corporate web domains. There are various ways to learn how to hack into systems, how to hire a hacker or even programs that people can buy over the internet to enable people to hack into data centres.
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Online Banking Attacks Were Work of Iran, U.S. Officials Say

Online Banking Attacks Were Work of Iran, U.S. Officials Say | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
The skill required to execute the attacks convinced American officials that Iran was behind them, likely in retaliation for economic sanctions and online attacks by the United States.
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Shodan Search Engine Project Enumerates Internet-Facing Critical Infrastructure Devices | threatpost

Shodan Search Engine Project Enumerates Internet-Facing Critical Infrastructure Devices | threatpost | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
Two CIP researchers used the Shodan search engine to enumerate the number of Internet-facing SCADA, ICS and other critical infrastructure devices.
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Bypassing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 0day “Fix It” Patch for CVE-2012-4792

Bypassing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 0day “Fix It” Patch for CVE-2012-4792 | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
After posting our analysis of the current 0day in Internet Explorer which was used in a “watering hole” style attack hosted on the Council for Foreign Relations website, we decided to t...
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Malware SNEAK dons cunning disguise, opens creaky back door to servers • The Register

Malware SNEAK dons cunning disguise, opens creaky back door to servers • The Register | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
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Cloud security to be most disruptive technology of 2013

Cloud security to be most disruptive technology of 2013 | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
Business council including Coca-Cola, eBay, FedEx, EMC, Fidelity Investments, Intel, Johnson & Johnson and Walmart sees
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Back to Basics: Malware Authors Downgrade their Tactics to Stay Under the Radar

Back to Basics: Malware Authors Downgrade their Tactics to Stay Under the Radar | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it

Financial malware authors are trying to evade new online banking security systems by returning to more traditional phishing-like credential stealing techniques, according to researchers from security firm Trusteer.

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PwnedList

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PwnedList is a tool that allows an average person to check if their accounts have been compromised. Have your accounts been compromised? Find out.

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Unlucky for you: UK crypto-duo 'crack' HTTPS in Lucky 13 attack • The Register

Unlucky for you: UK crypto-duo 'crack' HTTPS in Lucky 13 attack • The Register | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
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Fantastic another man-in-the-middle attack geared towards HTTPS websites (online shopping, banking and privacy - log-ins, secure forms, etc).

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Carberp Banking Trojan Goes Commercial; Adds Bootkit and $40K Price Tag | threatpost

Carberp Banking Trojan Goes Commercial; Adds Bootkit and $40K Price Tag | threatpost | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
The Carberp banking Trojan, generally sold in private underground forums, has gone commercial. Carberp has been updated with the Rovnix bootkit and a malware builder kit sold for $40,000, or as a fraud service.
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Twitter account hack affects 250,000

Twitter account hack affects 250,000 | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
A quarter of a million Twitter users have had their accounts hacked in the latest of a string of high-profile internet security breaches.
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Google boss labels China 'IT menace'

Google boss labels China 'IT menace' | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a new book to call China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain, reports say.
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Organised crime gets smart with technology

Organised crime gets smart with technology | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
NSW's top crime-fighting agency has admitted it is being outsmarted by criminals who use BlackBerry phones and online telephone services such as Skype to prevent their illicit conversations being taped by police.
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How Iranian Hackers Used The Cloud To Attack Major Banks And Why It Matters

How Iranian Hackers Used The Cloud To Attack Major Banks And Why It Matters | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
U.S. officials believe a series of cyberattacks striking major banks including Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, U.S.
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China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink

China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
During his civil lawsuit against the
People’s Republic of China, Brian Milburn says he never once saw
one of the country’s lawyers. He read no court documents from
China’s attorneys because they filed none.
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Mapping malware's genome to fight future attacks - tech - 04 January 2013 - New Scientist

Mapping malware's genome to fight future attacks - tech - 04 January 2013 - New Scientist | Secure{IT} | Scoop.it
Uncovering the family resemblances between nasty computer bugs could help stop them in their tracks
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