Information Security in Today's Digital Culture
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Over the past month, TRUE NSM analysts have observed a significant increase in the number of corporate web users being attacked by the Blackhole Exploit Kit.  The rate of incidents reported involving this malware is now close to two per day.  The Blackhole exploit kit targets vulnerabilities in out-of-date Java and Adobe Reader software.  A …
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It looks like the main anti-malware vendors are choosing sides and going head-to-head on the relationship between Duqu and Stuxnet.  So far, the fight is Symantec and Kaspersky, who say Duqu is related to Stuxnet, vs. SecureWorks and Bitdefender, who say they are not related at all. Brett EdgarBrett is a Founder and the former …
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The latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (Volume 11) has been released and contains some interesting information that Microsoft has collected from the execution of its Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) and Internet Explorer SmartScreen® data.  Several of the results confirm what those of us in the network security monitoring community already know: Java is the …
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Apparently, a U.S. military installation where pilots command the U.S. military’s UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), Creech AFB in Nevada, has been infected by a virus. The virus is apparently logging keystrokes but is not interfering with the pilots’ ability to continue performing the UAV missions. That’s the good news. The bad news is the base …
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Just about everyone with an Internet connection has heard the term “malware.”  Even most home users (my dear old dad included) have heard the term “spyware,” even if they aren’t sure what it means. But have you heard of “ransomware”? Get ready, I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be the “next big (bad) thing” …
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