The recently spotted watering hole attacks aimed at the visitors of the official website of the US Veterans of Foreign Wars and of a bogus website mimicking that of the French aerospace association GIFAS might not be, after all, the work of the same threat actors.
Avecto analyzed data from security bulletins issued by Microsoft throughout 2013 and concluded that 92% of all vulnerabilities reported by Microsoft with a critical severity rating can be mitigated by removing admin rights.
An Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2014-0322) is actively exploited in the wild in a watering-hole attack targeting visitors to the official website of the U.S.
At first take, it looked like Microsoft would continue the 2014 trend of keeping patch Tuesday relatively light.
The website of popular Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet has been compromised to redirect visitors to a website sporting bogus infection warnings in order to trick them into buying a fake AV solution.