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Critroni Crypto Ransomware Seen Using Tor for Command and Control

Threatpost for B2B - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:37
There's a new kid on the crypto ransomware block, known as Critroni, that's been sold in underground forums for the last month or so and is now being dropped by the Angler exploit kit. The ransomware includes a number of unusual features and researchers say it's the first crypto ransomware seen using the Tor network for command and control.

Apple Implements Email Encryption in Transit For iCloud

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:26
Apple quietly began encrypting virtually all of the email flowing in and out of its servers for its iCloud.com, mac.com and me.com domains, a move that throws up an important roadblock for attackers and others attempting to snoop on those transmissions.

Chrome for Android Update Fixes Critical URL Spoofing Bug

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:38
The latest update to Chrome on Android fixes two bugs, including a critical flaw in the browser that could have let an attacker trick a user into visiting a malicious site.

Cisco Patches Wireless Residential Gateway Vulnerabilities

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:20
Cisco patched a critical remote code execution bug in its Cisco Wireless Residential Gateway product.

Five Vulnerabilities Fixed in Apache Web Server

Threatpost for B2B - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 09:58
There are five vulnerabilities fixed in the latest release of the Apache Web server, including a buffer overflow and several denial-of-service vulnerabilities. Fixes for these flaws have landed in the developer release of the server, 2.4.10-dev. The buffer overflow vulnerability is rated moderate by the Apache Software Foundation, but it could be used for remote code […]

Content Security Policy Mitigates XSS, Breaks Websites

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:20
An easily available and stout defense against cross-site scripting - content security policy - is sparsely deployed because it is not compatible with most websites.

Researchers Say Password Re-Use Isn’t All Bad

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:40
A paper published by Microsoft and researchers at Carleton University declare password re-use and weak credentials have their place for users managing multiple accounts.

OpenVPN Warns Customers of CSRF Bug in Access Server Desktop Client

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:39
OpenVPN is advising users of its Desktop Client to upgrade as soon as possible to avoid attacks against a CSRF vulnerability that can allow remote code execution. The vulnerability lies in a product that the company no longer supports and considers obsolete. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability if a user running a vulnerable version visits […]

Large-Scale DDoS Attacks Continue to Spike

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:05
Although the average size of a given DDoS attack is going down, the number of attacks at the upper end of the scale is increasing, with researchers at Arbor Networks reporting more than 100 attacks of 100 Gbps in the first half of this year. In order for a DDoS attack to be effective, bad […]

‘Overblown’ LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched

Threatpost for B2B - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:25
The OpenBSD project patched a vulnerability in the LibreSSL random number generator; both sides of the issue concede the test program used to trigger the flaw was either unusual or unrealistic.

Early Review of LibreSSL Finds Problematic PRNG

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 15:48
A critical vulnerability was reported in the random number generator in LibreSSL, a fork of OpenSSL. LibreSSL preview versions were released this weekend.

SSL Black List Aims to Publicize Certificates Associated With Malware

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:25
The new SSL Black List is a public list of certificates associated with a variety of malicious operations, including botnets, malware campaigns and banking Trojans.

Google Set to Change Malware, Phishing Warnings Following Study

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:40
Google will soon change the way it displays malware and phishing warnings in its Chrome browser to give users a better idea of the risk and to help them make a decision.

New Kronos Banking Malware Advertised On Russian Forums

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:30
Researchers have spotted a new banking Trojan advertised for sale on Russian forums. Kronos promises features that help it evade detection and analysis, such as a Ring3 rootkit.

Google Project Zero May Prove a Big Win for Security

Threatpost for B2B - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 10:58
Google is focusing some of the sharpest minds it has on a new security initiative known as Project Zero that will dig into the critical software that the Internet and its users depend upon and find new vulnerabilities.

Five Year Old Phishing Campaign Unveiled

Threatpost for B2B - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:04
Active for about five years, a campaign in which attackers have pilfered victims’ credentials from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Dropbox and Skype, was recently revealed.
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