In previous diary I talked about startup folders and shell folders registry keys. In this diar …(more)…
from The Hacker News http://thehackernews.com/2014/01/yahoo-ad-network-abused-to-redirect.html
Users clicking on some ads are redirected to sites armed with code that exploits vulnerabilities in Java and installs a variety of different malware.
from CNET News – Security & Privacy http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57616617-83/yahoo-users-exposed-to-malware-attack/?part=rss&tag=feed&subj=News-Security&Privacy
A pair of academic researchers decided to have a look at whether the NSA–and by extension, the American people–is getting anything worthwhile for the untold millions spent on the metadata program.
from Threatpost – English – Global – threatpost.com http://threatpost.com/nsa-metadata-program-likely-not-cost-effective-researchers-say/103422
OpenSSL says hackers took advantage of a weak password used at its hosting provider to gain access to a hypervisor and deface the organization’s website.
from Threatpost – English – Global – threatpost.com http://threatpost.com/openssl-hackers-used-weak-password-at-web-host-to-deface-site/103418
Probes are surging against a port used by a backdoor discovered in Linksys networking gear, according to the SANS Internet Storm Center.
from Threatpost – English – Global – threatpost.com http://threatpost.com/probes-against-linksys-backdoor-port-surging/103410
A group of hundreds of academics from countries around the world have started a petition that demands Western governments, such as those in the United States and UK, stop the mass surveillance programs they have in place and "effectively protect everyone’s fundamental rights and freedoms".
from Threatpost – English – Global – threatpost.com http://threatpost.com/academics-call-for-end-to-mass-surveillance/103411