Home    News Archive    Translate Traducen
News August 2008
31 August 2008

Guides, Papers, etc
www.viruslist.com
Rootkit evolution. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
Anatomy of a malware scam. Read more

blogs.zdnet.com
Inside India’s CAPTCHA solving economy. Read more

blog.wired.com
Help Crack the Russian Hacker Mystery. Read more

voices.washingtonpost.com
Report Slams U.S. Host as Major Source of Badware. Read more

www.knujon.com
Atrivo Cybercrime Report and their connection to the Directi Group. Read more

www.securityfocus.com
"One-Character Patch" for DNS? Not so fast. Read more

www.eweek.com
Why Can't Google Stop Malware Ads on Adwords? Read more

www.eweek.com
Private Browsing and the Enterprise. Read more

voices.washingtonpost.com
Report Slams U.S. Host as Major Source of Badware. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
Cross-site hacks and the art of self defence. Read more

www.itworld.com
Survey: IT staff would steal secrets if laid off. Read more

www.smh.com.au
Hack in the box. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Exposing India’s CAPTCHA Solving Economy. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Fake Security Software Domains Serving Exploits. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Facebook Malware Campaigns Rotating Tactics. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Fake Porn Sites Serving Malware - Part Three. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Automatic Email Harvesting 2.0. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
A Diverse Portfolio of Fake Security Software - Part Four. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Web Based Botnet Command and Control Kit 2.0. Read more

isc.sans.org
Scammers may use recorded snippets during voice phishing. Read more

isc.sans.org
VMware releases updates - don't forget to patch. Read more

isc.sans.org
Scams from today's mailbag. Read more

isc.sans.org
When using fear to sell security can backfire. Read more

www.f-secure.com
Western Union MTCN #2989115571. Read more

www.f-secure.com
Space Based Malware. Read more

www.f-secure.com
Somebody Doesn't Like Us in Denmark. Read more

www.avertlabs.com
Virtual worlds, real attacks. Read more

www.avertlabs.com
Localized 0-day Once Again: Exploit-TaroDrop.e. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
Calumet Township Trustee's Office redirects to malware. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
A lot of swf files... Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
New rogue security product: Total Secure 2009. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
Folks, this is the new wave: SWF file redirects continue. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
419 scams now through Plaxo. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
XP Antivirus 2008 now with sploits, Google Adwords affected. Read more

msmvps.com
ALERT: Please treat content from adservdb.com with extreme caution. Read more

msmvps.com
ALERT: please treat all content from admarketcenter.com with extreme caution. Read more

msmvps.com
mediamate malvertizements - several samples. Read more

blog.trendmicro.com
‘Treasury Optimizer’ Updates Systems With Malware. Read more

blog.trendmicro.com
Invoice Spam Shifts to Western Union. Read more

blog.trendmicro.com
Out-Of-This-World Malware. Read more

blog.trendmicro.com
Paris Hilton Hits the Rogue AV Scene. Read more

anti-virus-rants.blogspot.com
can facebook sanitize application content? Read more

dvlabs.tippingpoint.com
ThreatLinQ: A tale of two attackers. Read more

dvlabs.tippingpoint.com
Three Letter Acronyms and the Imminent Death of the Net. Read more

dvlabs.tippingpoint.com
ThreatLinQ: A Brave New World: Legitimate Script Obfuscation. Read more

blog.spywareguide.com
Don't Panic. Read more

blog.spywareguide.com
A final reply to spammers. Read more

blog.spywareguide.com
Holy Media Codecs, Batman! Read more

blog.spywareguide.com
The Stigma Enigma, Revisited. Read more

www.darkreading.com
Report: Popular Web Attacks Go Stealth. Read more

www.darkreading.com
The Seven Deadliest Social Networking Hacks. Read more

www.darkreading.com
Spam Recon. Read more

www.podtrac.com
Audio. Security Now 159: Is Vista Safe? Listen

 

Tools:
msmvps.com
IE8 Beta 2 has been released... Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
Using Microsoft's Log Parser. Read more

www.securiteam.com
BSQL Hacker - Advanced SQL Injection Framework / Tool. Read more

 

News
www.theregister.co.uk
McKinnon loses extradition fight. Read more

www.domain-b.com
Computer virus Gammima hitches a ride to outer space. Read more

blog.wired.com
Hans Reiser Sentenced to 15-to-Life. Read more

www.usatoday.com
Hackers attack Iraq's vulnerable computers. Read more

www.nytimes.com
Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S. Read more

www.smh.com.au
'Greatest cyber-heist in world history'. Read more

www.itpro.co.uk
Staggering amounts of malware detected and blocked, mainly due to compromised websites and SQL injection attacks. Read more

www.securityfocus.com
Search hacker exposes Olympic age scandal. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
McAfee SiteAdvisor sued over 'spyware' tag. Read more

timesofindia.indiatimes.com
City turning a hackers' den. Read more

www.vnunet.com
MIT develops network analysis tool. Read more

www.vnunet.com
Microsoft introduces black screens for pirates. Read more

www.computeractive.co.uk
Virtual worlds becoming money laundries. Read more

www.vnunet.com
FBI warns of hit man scam. Read more

www.knujon.com
Phantom Registrars, Fake Pharmacies, and the Secret Infrastructure. Read more

news.bbc.co.uk
Man's 'pants' password is changed. Read more

22 August 2008

Guides, Papers, etc
www.f-secure.com
Drops, Dumps, CVVS, WMZ, WU, et cetera...Read more

isc.sans.org
MS08-051 V2.0 Patch issued August 20, 2008. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
Continuing creativity in trojan distribution. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
Lobbyist for the adware business. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
Ransoming software vendors. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Fake Celebrity Video Sites Serving Malware - Part Two. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
A Diverse Portfolio of Fake Security Software - Part Three. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
DIY Botnet Kit Promising Eternal Updates. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
A Diverse Portfolio of Fake Security Software - Part Two. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Compromised Cpanel Accounts For Sale. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Banker Malware Targeting Brazilian Banks in the Wild. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Guerilla Marketing for a Conspiracy Site. Read more

www.avertlabs.com
More Than a Toolbar. Read more

www.darkreading.com
DefCon: Not Just for Hackers. Read more

bharath-m-narayan.blogspot.com
MS Antivirus. Read more

bharath-m-narayan.blogspot.com
XP-Guard. Read more

securitylabs.websense.com
Malicious Flash redirectors. Read more

securitylabs.websense.com
Spam and Malware Ecosystem Targeting Brazilian Users with YouTube and Adobe Flash Themes. Read more

evilcodecave.wordpress.com
Another MSN Privacy / Spam Threat awesomezz.com. Read more

garwarner.blogspot.com
Shadow Botnet case may yield spammer Leni Neto. Read more

www.sciam.com
Internet Eavesdropping: A Brave New World of Wiretapping. Read more

www.eweek.com
The Untrustworthiness of Self-Signed Certificates. Read more

www.podtrac.com
Audio. Security Now 158: Listener Feedback 48. Listen

 

Vulnerabilities & Exploits
www.securityfocus.com
Opera update nixes critical flaws. Read more

 

News
blogs.zdnet.com
Websense reports China Netcom DNS cache poisoning. Read more

www.securityfocus.com
P2P investigation leads to child-porn busts. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
Hacker unearths young Chinese gymnast scam. Read more

blog.wired.com
French Reporters at Black Hat Booted from Conference for Hacking Fellow Reporters. Read more

www.usdoj.gov
Brazilian Man Charged in Conspiracy to Infect More Than 100,000 Computers Worldwide with Malicious Software. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
Nokia admits major Series 40 security problems. Read more

news.bbc.co.uk
Aabid Khan and his global jihad. Read more

ap.google.com
FEMA phones hacked; calls made to Mideast, Asia. Read more

www.dailymail.co.uk
Scientists design shield to prevent deadly pacemaker hijack. Read more

www.smh.com.au
Jail the 'greedy' scam victims, says Nigerian diplomat. Read more

www.vnunet.com
Gagging order lifted on subway hackers. Read more

14 August 2008

Guides, Papers, etc
blogs.zdnet.com
Coordinated Russia vs Georgia cyber attack in progress. Read more

www.ciaonet.org
Battling Botnets and Online Mobs. (pdf) Read more

www.blackhat.com
Malware Cinema: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Packets. (pdf) Read more

www.newsweek.com
This Bug Man Is a Pest. Read more

redtape.msnbc.com
IS YOUR COMPUTER A CRIMINAL? PART 1. Read more

redtape.msnbc.com
VIRUS GANG WARFARE SPILLS ONTO THE NET. PART 2. Read more

redtape.msnbc.com
WHO'S BEHIND CRIMINAL BOT NETWORKS? PART 3. Read more

www.eecs.umich.edu
CloudAV: N-Version Antivirus in the Network Cloud. (pdf) Read more

www.eecs.umich.edu
Rethinking Antivirus: Executable Analysis in the Network Cloud. (pdf) Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Who's Behind the Georgia Cyber Attacks? Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
76Service - Cybercrime as a Service Going Mainstream. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
The Russia vs Georgia Cyber Attack. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Summarizing Zero Day's Posts for July. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Email Hacking Going Commercial - Part Two. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Phishers Backdooring Phishing Pages to Scam One Another. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Pinch Vulnerable to Remotely Exploitable Flaw. Read more

www.darkreading.com
Researchers: There's Gold in Them Thar Hacks. Read more

www.darkreading.com
At Countrywide, One Overlooked PC Led to Loss of 2M Records. Read more

www.darkreading.com
MIT Presentation on Subway Hack Leaks Out. Read more

www.darkreading.com
10M Zombies Distribute Spam, Malware Every Day. Read more

www.f-secure.com
MSNBC / CNN malware run. Read more

www.avertlabs.com
Most Overhyped Bug? Read more

www.schneier.com
Data Mining to Detect Pump-and-Dump Scams. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
The TRUSTe/iGive saga. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
New rogue security product: Internet-antivirus. Read more

www.eweek.com
Is There Also A Russian Cyber War Against Georgia. Read more

www.gnucitizen.org
Targeted. Read more

www.eweek.com
How eWEEK Got Hacked at Black Hat. Read more

www.eweek.com
Spam King in Murder-Suicide. Read more

enablesecurity.com
Surf Jack - HTTPS will not save you. Read more

resources.enablesecurity.com
Surf Jacking. “HTTPS will not save you” (pdf). Read more

redtape.msnbc.com/
DID PIN THIEVES GRAB HACKING'S HOLY GRAIL? Read more

gizmodo.com
Blue Screen of Death Strikes Bird's Nest During Opening Ceremonies Torch Lighting. Read more

www.boingboing.net
Hacker and writer Joshua Klein's vending machine for crows. Read more

 

Tools:
www.securityfocus.com
Browser toolbar to check site security. Read more

code.google.com
SurfJack - Hijack HTTP Connections to Steal Cookies. Read more

 

News
www.securityfocus.com
Microsoft patches holes in Office, browser. Read more

www.computeractive.co.uk
UK government plans to log every call, text and email. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
AOL phisher jailed for 7 years. Read more

www.circleid.com
Updates on the Georgian Cyber Attacks. Read more

blog.wired.com
Experts Accuse Bush Administration of Foot-Dragging on DNS Security Hole. Read more

news.netcraft.com
Hacker Redirects Barack Obama's site to hillaryclinton.com. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
Security researchers' accounts ransacked in embarrasing hacklash. Read more

www.boston.com
11 charged in connection with credit card fraud. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
Feds accuse bank insider of massive data heist. Read more

blogs.zdnet.com
Indictments Are Nice, More Arrests Much Nicer. Read more

www.geek.com
Student caught hacking webcams while fixing laptops to spy on women. Read more

blog.wired.com
Experts Accuse Bush Administration of Foot-Dragging on DNS Security Hole. Read more

www.securityfocus.com
Mandiant researchers win Race to Zero. Read more

05 August 2008

Guides, Papers, etc
www.usatoday.com
Meet A-Z: The computer hacker behind a cybercrime wave. Read more

download.bitdefender.com
E-Threats Landscape Report (pdf). Read more

www.usenix.org
There is No Free Phish: An Analysis of “Free” and Live Phishing Kits (pdf). Read more

www.cio.in
Disclosure: All or Nothing. Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
McAfee's Site Advisor Blocking n.runs AG - "for starters". Read more

ddanchev.blogspot.com
Summarizing July's Threatscape. Read more

isc.sans.org
Watching those DNS logs. Read more

isc.sans.org
Securing A Network - Lessons Learned. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
New rogue: Power Antivirus 2009, uses Thawte cert. Read more

sunbeltblog.blogspot.com
Sunbelt's Chandra Prakash to speak at AVAR. Read more

blog.trendmicro.com
Got Skype Fraud. Read more

blog.trendmicro.com
Phishers Play the Olympics. Read more

www.viruslist.com
Social engineering on Twitter. Read more

www.wayneporter.com
Spyware Games. Read more

bharath-m-narayan.blogspot.com
More Rogue Security applications. Read more

Behind Enemy Lines by Rafael Dominguez Vega (pdf).
This white paper discusses the use of alternative protocols, such as DHCP and 802.11, to perform web based attacks Read more

www.networktimes.co.za
Best practices for controlling Skype. Read more

www.darkreading.com
Three New Security Startups Launch Today. Read more

www.darkreading.com
Freezing the Cold-Boot Attack. Read more

www.darkreading.com
EULA-gy for a Phishing Victim. Read more

snarkfood.com
Breaking: Interview W/ Miley Cyrus’ Hacker & He’s Got MORE! Read more

www.thedarkvisitor.com
Chinese hacker dancing and defacing = pure awesome! Read more

seattlepi.nwsource.com
'Spam King' once felt 'invincible'. Read more

www.podtrac.com
Audio. Security Now 155: How DNS Works. Listen

www.thedarkvisitor.com
Audio. Dark Visitor Podcast: Real "Truth About Chinese Hackers" . Listen

blog.wired.com
Tutorial: Turn Your iPhone Into a Wireless Modem. Read more

 

Tools:
www.internetfreedom.org
GIFC Anti-Censorship Tools Bundle. Read more

nmap.org
Nmap 4.68 release. Read more

www.scanit.net
ProcL - Detect Hidden Processes. Read more

www.eff.org
Switzerland Network Testing Tool. Read more

 

News
www.securityfocus.com
Worm builds botnets with MySpace, Facebook. Read more

www.vnunet.com
Chinese offered tools to crack the Great Firewall. Read more

blogs.zdnet.com
The Neosploit cybercrime group abandons its web malware exploitation kit. Read more

www.guardian.co.uk
America's cracked code. Read more

www.theregister.co.uk
Dutch botnet herders arrested. Read more

www.darkreading.com
Beijing Braces for Olympic Cyber-War. Read more

today.reuters.co.uk
Beijing Games hit by Internet ticket scam. Read more

news.cnet.com
Black Hat 2008 promises to be big. Read more

www.pcpro.co.uk
Microsoft working on "post-Windows" OS. Read more


Copyright© MegaSecurity.org