Posts under ‘Information Security’

IBM in Discussions with Sun for Possible Buyout

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is reported to be in negotiations for a possible $6.5 billion sale to IBM, a deal that would shake up the global tech industry and spell the end of an esteemed but now-struggling Silicon Valley pioneer.
The talks were reported this morning by the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the [...]

New Study: Antivirus Software Misses 15% of Malware

Security company Damballa reported that about 3 to 5 percent of all systems in an enterprise network are infected with bot-related malware — even within organizations running up-to-date anti-malware tools.
Damballa protects businesses from targeted attacks used for organized, online crime. Their global approach rapidly isolates the command-and-control needed to launch multi-network attacks.
Antivirus software discovered only [...]

Online Gamers Remain Top Malware Target

The Internet has always had its share of malware, spyware, viruses and many other malicious tools created by the many darksiders that roam the free-Web. What’s the most common type of malware on the Internet you ask? Well, it’s not Viruses or even Botnet code. Maybe password-stealing worms designed to victimize online gamers?
Microsoft said Thursday it [...]

Zero-day Attack Found In Adobe Acrobat

Critical Level Zero-day Attack Found, Affects All Versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader

Adobe and others have warned against a critical-level security flaw affecting all recent versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader for all platforms including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
The attack is known as a zero-day attack because it takes advantage of [...]

Apple Releases Major Security Update for OS X

Safari bug finally patched as Apple issues large security update for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Server. Java and other critical components updated as well.

The biggest security update released by Apple in nearly a year was released today for Mac OS X and certain Java [...]

Scammers Create Fake Parking Tickets Containing Illicit Trojan

Fake Parking Violations Contain Link to Download Illicit Trojan Malware in the ever-increasing world of scams and scammers.

What will they think of next? In the latest creative offering from the world of malware, spyware and viruses we have fake parking tickets that contain malicious URL’s leading to trojan horses and all sorts of malware.
Certain folks [...]

Porn Sites battle with New Forms DDoS Attacks

Porn Sites use malicious Denial of Service attacks to try and shut one another down

One well known streaming pornography site maliciously took the other down today by sending a new form of a Distributed Distributed Denial of Service attack its way. The relatively new variant of DDoS took the site and ISP down for hours.
This [...]