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Blog: Cybercriminals targeting obsolete Japanese blogging tool

Malware Alerts - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 06:00
Cybercriminals are very actively targeting web sites which are not well-managed, so as to abuse them for their malicious activities. Damage to web sites in Japan has increased since last year, which is alarming to Japanese Internet users. Kaspersky Labs Japan has observed more than 2,800 compromised web sites between January and March 2014. WordPress is a popular blogging tool worldwide, but it is often plagued by vulnerabilities which can result in compromised web sites . A similar Japanese-made tool, “Web Diary Professional” (WDP), also experiences such problems. WDP is widely used in Japan, with its Japanese user interface and tutorials.However, it is no longer supported. A new tool has already been introduced as its successor, and the developers have recommended that people migrate. However, a significant number of web site administrators are still using the obsolete WDP, exposing themselves to the threats of cybercriminals.

Analysis: Social network frauds

Malware Alerts - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00
In 2013 phishing sites imitating social network websites were to blame for more than 35% of cases when the Anti-phishing heuristic component was triggered.

Blog: Microsoft Updates June 2014 - Almost 60 IE and GDI+/TrueType RCE

Malware Alerts - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 13:34

Microsoft fixes a much smaller set of software product code this month for "Critical" vulnerabilities, and a handful for "Important" fixes. But whoa, almost 60 remote code execution flaws exist in the six versions of Internet Explorer and the Microsoft components that render fonts on your system! Not only is that a very long list of memory corruption issues, but one of the IE bugs reports, credited to Peter Van Eeckhoutte, is over 180 days old. The fix and testing effort must have been a large one over the past few months.

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SANS Tip-of-the-Day - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 00:31

Blog: Area41, formerly known as ...

Malware Alerts - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:11

Gruezi from Zurich, Switzerland, where the Area41 conference is currently being held. Area41 doesn't ring a bell? Well, this event went under a renaming process and was formerly known as Hashdays, that took place in Lucerne. However, the steering team behind it still is the DEFCON Switzland group. And they have found a fantastic venue! The Komplex457 building oozes that indie type of atmosphere, that makes you feel right at home.

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