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Posts for January 7th, 2013

Nations prepare for cyber war

Posted: January 7th, 2013 - Information Security  
By David Goldman Security analysts are predicting that 2013 is when nation-sponsored cyberwarfare goes mainstream -- and some think such attacks will lead to actual deaths. In 2012, large-scale cyberattacks targeted at the Iranian government were uncovered, and in return, Iran is believed to have launched massive attacks aimed at U.S. banks

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Pass on ‘password’ for Internet security, experts say

Posted: January 7th, 2013 - Information Security  
Following a year in which an estimated one billion hacking attempts were made, security experts hopethat people resolve to upgrade their passwords in 2013. Lists posted by hackers show that in 2012, the most commonly used password was “password.” In second place was “123456.” Passwords “ABC123” and “letmein” were also among the

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Zero-Day Fix Broken ‘With Ease’

Posted: January 7th, 2013 - Information Security  
By Tom Brewster Just days after Microsoft issued a workaround solution to stop attackers exploiting a zero-dayvulnerability in Internet Explorer, researchers have shown how easy it is to get around the supposed fix. Microsoft rushed out a Fix It tool this week to prevent hackers from exploiting a previously unknown memory corruption

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Latest IE attacks connected to espionage group

Posted: January 7th, 2013 - Information Security  
By Dan Kaplan Symantec has linked exploits that leverage a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer to thegroup responsible for a spate of recent espionage attacks. Dubbed the "Elderwood Project" bySymantec, the gang's work is responsible for at least four remote code execution vulnerabilities that were discovered in 2012 and used to

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