Zack Whittaker

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Jennifer Leggio has been in the security industry for 17 years as a marketer, advisor, and writer. Her focus is on security culture, including disclosure, community issues, equality in security, disruptive trends, and even marketing best practices. PGP Key: 3A708289 | She prefers other contact on Twitter via @mediaphyter.

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RSA finds new malware enhanced phishing technique

RSA finds new malware enhanced phishing technique

RSA said Monday that it discovered a new phishing technique that uses elements of a malware attack to swipe personal information.The discovery illustrates a series of attacks from the Rock Phish group, which is a gang reportedly based in Russia that has been targeting financial institutions since 2004.

April 21, 2008 by in Security

Targeted spear phishing attacks

Targeted spear phishing attacks

A colleague of mine, Dave Wong, from Ernst & Young's Advanced Security Center in New York, pointed me to a really interesting article on targeted spear phishing attacks by John Markoff of the New York Times.  Phishing has been really interesting to me lately, as I've seen a wave of discussions, black hat presentations, and technologies abound that deal with phishing and identity theft.

April 16, 2008 by in Collaboration

Mark Dowd's null pointer dereference exploit and advanced Flash ActionScript techiques proove definitively: Aliens Do Exist!

Mark Dowd's null pointer dereference exploit and advanced Flash ActionScript techiques proove definitively: Aliens Do Exist!

Alright, I'm just going to start out with a little background before I start, this particular research was so cool that I've been talking about it all day.  Reading this whitepaper, written by Mark Dowd, was as exciting to me as watching highlights of Michael Jordan sinking that winning shot, which when you look at the replay looks like he's jump kicking Craig Ehlo right in his face.

April 16, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Oracle patches DB, apps

Oracle patches DB, apps

Oracle on Tuesday delivered 41 patches--including two that are rated the highest risk--for a wide range of products.According to the Oracle security team blog:This Critical Patch Update (CPU) addresses a total of 41 vulnerabilities affecting Oracle Database Server, Oracle Application Express, Oracle Application Server, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise, and Oracle Siebel CRM Applications.

April 15, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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