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Ramnit Botnet Shut Down  26 February 2015  Print E-mail
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Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News The Ramnit botnet, a favorite among thieves dabbling in financial fraud for its frequent updates, has been shut down in a joint effort spearheaded by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).
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TurboTax’s Anti-Fraud Efforts Under Scrutiny  24 February 2015  Print E-mail
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Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News Two former security employees at Intuit — the makers of the popular tax preparation software and service TurboTax – allege that the company has made millions of dollars knowingly processing state and federal tax refunds filed by cybercriminals.
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WebRTC killing Tor, VPN, IP Masking, Privacy  22 February 2015  Print E-mail
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Source: Unhappy Ghost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News A recently discovered security flaw explained by TorrentFreak allows remote sites to take advantage of WebRTC (Web Real Time Communication, a feature built in to most browsers) to reveal a user's true IP address, even if they're connected to a VPN. Most sites aren't taking advantage of the flaw yet, but considering services like Hulu, Spotify, Netflix, and others are taking steps to identify and lock out VPN users, it's not a stretch to assume they'll start.
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The Great Bank Heist, or Death by 1,000 Cuts?  17 February 2015  Print E-mail
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Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News I received a number of media requests and emails from readers over the weekend to comment on a front-page New York Times story about an organized gang of cybercriminals pulling off “one of the largest bank heists ever.” Turns out, I reported on this gang’s activities in December 2014, although my story ran minus many of the superlatives in the Times piece.
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Lack of CSPRNG Threatens WordPress Sites  13 February 2015  Print E-mail
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Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Latest News WordPress has become a huge target for attackers and vulnerability researchers, and with good reason. The software runs a large fraction of the sites on the Internet and serious vulnerabilities in the platform have not been hard to come by lately. But there’s now a new bug that’s been disclosed in all versions of WordPress that may allow an attacker to take over vulnerable sites.
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