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  • 0-day Microsoft Word flaw exploited in targeted attacks

    24.03.2014

    Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning of a remote code execution vulnerability that is being exploited in "limited, targeted attacks directed at Microsoft Word 2010." The vulnerability affects all supported version of Word.

  • Gang wielding ColdFusion exploits expands botnet of hacked e-commerce sites

    18.03.2014

    A German website of French automaker CitroŽn is the latest of the wide array of higher-profile webshop sites that have been compromised by a hacker gang leveraging Adobe ColdFusion vulnerabilities.

  • Over 162,000 WordPress sites exploited in DDoS attack

    11.03.2014

    DNS and NTP servers are not the only publicly accessible resources that can be misused to amplify DDoS attacks.

  • Malware peddlers are trying out different exploit kits

    10.03.2014

    Websense researchers have been following several recent email spam campaigns targeting users of popular services such as Skype and Evernote, and believe them to be initiated by the infamous ru:8080 gang, which a history of similar spam runs impersonating legitimate Internet services such as Pinterest, Dropbox, etc.

  • Microsoft EMET's protections can be bypassed, researchers show

    25.02.2014

    Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a good piece of software and helpful for protecting non-kernel Microsoft applications and third-party software, but the protection it offers can also be bypassed completely if the attackers know what they are doing, claim researchers from security firm Bromium.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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