Originally spreading since July, the Koobface worm remains active according to a recent security alert issued by Websense :"The email reveals that infected user accounts are being used to post messages to Facebook friends lists. The content was an enticing message with a link that used a Facebook open redirector.
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Just three days after Adobe shipped a patch with fixes for a critical Adobe Reader vulnerability, hackers are using booby-trapped PDF files to fire exploits against Windows users.[ SEE: Heads up: Patch your Adobe Reader now ]The in-the-wild attacks, first spotted by the SANS Internet Storm Center, follows the public release of proof-of-concept exploits at Milw0rm.
A pair of "highly critical" vulnerabilities in the cross-platform VLC Media Player could put millions of users at risk of remote code execution attacks, according to a warning from security researchers.The issues, reported in versions 0.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's Obama-related spam campaign comes the discovery that attackers are redirecting people from an official Barack Obama website to malware when they search for anti-virus to address the threat.
Microsoft is planning a small Patch Tuesday this month -- just two bulletins affecting Windows and Office users.According to the company's advance notice mechanism, one of the two bulletins will be rated "critical" and will address flaws that could lead to remote code execution attacks.
Rob McMillan at IDG has the scoop on new research that shows it's possible to partially crack the WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) encryption standard.Full details of the theoretical attack is not yet known but McMillan reports that two security researchers -- Erik Tews and Martin Beck -- plan to discuss the issue at next week's PacSec conference in Japan.
Adobe has slapped another band-aid on its ever-present Flash Player to cover at least six documented security vulnerabilities that could expose users to a wide range of hacker attacks.The patch, rated "critical" by Adobe, affects Flash Player 9.
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Several security companies including F-Secure, Sunbelt, and my employer Cloudmark (disclosure) are reporting a large volume of Obama-related spam that links to malware. This is just the latest twist on the long-running theme of social engineering end users into installing web-based malware.
Newsweek is reporting that the computer systems of the campaigns of both Barack Obama and John McCain were compromised in a "sophisticated cyberattack" by an unknown "foreign entity."At Obama headquarters, what was originally believed to be a virus planted in a phishing attack turned out to something more ominous.