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Threatpost News Wrap, March 13, 2015

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:20
Dennis Fisher and Mike Mimoso discuss the new patch for the fiver-year-old LNK vulnerability used by Stuxnet, the new iOS patches and the other news of the week.

Mozilla Releases Open Source Masche Forensics Tool

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:11
Mozilla has released an open source memory forensics tool that some college students designed and built during the company’s recent Winter of Security event. The new tool, known as Masche, is designed specifically for investigating server memory and has the advantage of being able to scan running processes without causing any problems with the machine. […]

Google Apps ‘Defect’ Leaks Private WHOIS Data Of 280,000

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 09:54
A Google Apps bug leaked hidden WHOIS registrant information in the clear, putting close to 300,000 domain owners at risk for identity theft, phishing scams and more.

Adobe Patches 11 Critical Vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 19:45
Adobe released an updated Flash Player with patches for 11 critical vulnerabilities, most of which lead to remote code execution.

After Delays, Samsung Patches Social Media Vulnerability in Millions of Devices

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:21
Samsung patched a vulnerability last month in SNS Provider that if exploited could have given attackers the ability to access to any personal information users stored on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

CryptoLocker Variant Coming After Gamers

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 15:57
A variant of CryptoLocker ransomware is targeting gamers, encrypting files associated with more than 20 popular titles in exchange for a Bitcoin payment.

BlackBerry Warns Many Products Vulnerable to FREAK Attack

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 14:28
BlackBerry is warning customers that a large portion of the company’s product portfolio is vulnerable to the FREAK SSL attack. Many versions of the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry Enterprise Server are vulnerable to FREAK, as are a number of versions of BlackBerry Messenger. The advisory from BlackBerry says that there are no workarounds for the […]

SQL Injection Bug Fixed in Popular WordPress SEO Plug-In

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 13:28
Popular search engine optimization plugin, SEO by Yoast fixed a blind SQL injection vulnerability yesterday that could be exploited to take control of affected sites.

Obama Administration Seeks More Legal Power to Disrupt Botnets

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:31
The federal government is seeking more legal power to step in and shut down botnets through an amendment to the existing criminal law, which would allow the Department of Justice to obtain injunctions to disrupt these malicious networks. The Obama administration has proposed an amendment to existing United Stated federal law that would give it […]

Microsoft SHA-2 Advisory Causing ‘Infinite Loop’ Issues

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:16
Windows users are having issues with a security update issued this week meant to add SHA-2 code-signing and verification support to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines.
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