Monthly Archives: September 2011

SpyEye Hacking Kit Adds Android Infection to Bag of Tricks

The SpyEye hacking toolkit has added an Android component that collects the text messages some banks use as an extra security precaution, a researcher said today. “The standard SpyEye now also entices a user to download an Android app, which … Continue reading

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Security Vendors Push Intrusion-Detection, Professional Services

Established vendors and startups last week announced products and services for network intrusion-detection and outsourced security management. Hewlett-Packard, Axent Technologies and startup Sanctum debuted intrusion-detection software for corporate networks, while Raytheon Company announced BladeRunner, server-based software for monitoring internal corporate … Continue reading

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Apple Strikes Stolen SSL Certificates From OS X

Apple released an update to Mac OS X that blocks Safari users from reaching sites secured with certificates stolen from a Dutch company last summer. The update follows others by Microsoft, Google, Mozilla and Opera Software, which have already blocked … Continue reading

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After Digital Certificate Hack, Mozilla Seeks Reassurances

Following the high-profile hack of DigiNotar, the makers of the Firefox browser are asking issuers of digital certificates to take a hard look at their internal security and to report back in a week. In emails sent out to digital … Continue reading

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Comodo Hacker Takes Credit For Massive DigiNotar Hack

The fallout from the recent breach of certificate authority (CA) DigiNotar continues at a rapid pace as more details about the scope of the attack come to light: More than 500 rogue digital certificates were created for such high-profile domains … Continue reading

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New Free Tools Simplify Analysis of Android Malware

The Honeynet Project has helped create two tools aimed at making Android malware analysis simpler and free and, ultimately, help better secure the wildly popular mobile platform. The new open-source tools were developed under the Google Summer of Code project, … Continue reading

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DHS Warns of Planned Anonymous Attacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today issued a somewhat unusual bulletin warning the security community about the planned activities of hacking collective Anonymous over the next few months. The bulletin, issued by the DHS National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration … Continue reading

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