Zack Whittaker

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Source code for Skype eavesdropping trojan in the wild

Source code for Skype eavesdropping trojan in the wild

Earlier this week, Swiss programmer Ruben Unteregger who has been reportedly working for a Swiss company ERA IT Solutions responsible for coding government sponsored spyware, has released the source code of a trojan horse that injects code into the Skype process in order to convert the incoming and outgoing voice data into an encrypted MP3 available at the disposal of the attacker.Here's how the trojan, currently detected as Trojan.

August 27, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

The most dangerous celebrities to search for in 2009

The most dangerous celebrities to search for in 2009

Searching for which celebrity has the highest probability of tricking you into visiting a malware-friendly web site?Last year it was Brad Pitt, but according to this year's McAfee report "Riskiest Celebrities to Search on the Web", it's Jessica Biel related searches that have "one in five chance of landing at a Web site that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware".

August 27, 2009 by in Security

Radisson Hotels report significant data breach

Radisson Hotels report significant data breach

Add the Radisson Hotels & Resorts chain to the growing list of businesses reporting significant data breaches that exposed sensitive customer data.In an open letter to guests, Radisson chief operating officer Fredrik Korallus said the hotel chain's computer system was hacked between November 2008 and May 2009 and customer data, including credit and debit card numbers, was stolen.

August 19, 2009 by in Banking

Microsoft WINS vulnerability under attack

Microsoft WINS vulnerability under attack

Just one week after Microsoft issued a fix for a worm hole in the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS), malicious hackers have started launching attacks against unpatched systems.The attacks, first spotted by the SANS Internet Storm Center, are hitting Microsoft Windows users who have not yet applied the MS09-039 update.

August 19, 2009 by in Security

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