Visitors to the main Yahoo domain have been targeted with malicious ads that redirected them to an exploit kit serving different types of malware, the Dutch security audit firm Fox-IT has revealed on Friday.
Regular software patching is often touted as one of the best things you can do to keep your computer safe against malware infection.
A vulnerability in Nvidia mental ray, an extremely popular 3D-rendering software that is often used on "render farms", could allow attackers to take control of said farms, and use their massive computational power for their own nefarious purposes.
Paunch, the creator of the infamous Blackhole exploit kit, is being prosecuted along with 12 other individuals involved in a Russia-based cybercrime ring, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs has confirmed (via Google Translate).
Users of Silverlight, Microsoft’s answer to Adobe Flash, are in danger of having malware installed on their computers and being none the wiser, as an exploit for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2013-0634) in the app framework has been added to the Angler exploit kit.
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