Monthly Archives: April 2012

15-year-old arrested for hacking 259 companies

Austrian police have arrested a 15-year-old student suspected of hacking into 259 companies across the span of three months. Authorities allege the suspect scanned the Internet for vulnerabilities and bugs in websites and databases that he could then exploit. As … Continue reading

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Kaspersky: Mac market share means more malware

The Flashback Trojan that infected over 600,000 Apple Macs was quickly followed by the discovery of two other Mac-specific Trojans: one that also exploited Java and another that exploited Microsoft Word. The resulting hubbub was deafening. Everyone with a Mac … Continue reading

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Compliance isn’t security, but companies still pretend it is, according to survey

It has become a cliche in information security: Compliance is not security. But there is still an unsettling amount of denial out there, based on a recent study from HIMSS Analytics and Kroll Advisory   Solutions. According to the 2012 “HIMSS … Continue reading

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Android malware writers exploit Instagram craze to distribute SMS Trojan horse

In an attempt to take advantage of the popularity of free photo-sharing app Instagram among smartphone users, malware writers   have created fake Instagram websites to distribute Android Trojan horses, according to security researchers from antivirus   firms Sophos and Trend Micro. … Continue reading

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HP: Fewer but More Dangerous Software Security Vulnerabilities

Hewlett-Packard officials are saying that the number of vulnerabilities in commercial applications is continuing to fall, dropping almost 20 percent between 2010 and 2011. However, while the downward trend in vulnerabilities is good news, the risks involved in those vulnerabilities … Continue reading

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