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Hackers take full advantage of social media sharing: security experts  31 July 2013 
Source: Raw Story - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Sharing on social media helps hackers sharpen “spear phishing” attacks they use to trick their way into computers, security experts said Monday.
 
Smooth-Sec – IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention System) In A Box  29 July 2013 
Source: Darknet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
For those who are not familiar, Smooth-Sec is a fully-ready IDS & IPS (Intrusion Detection & Prevention System) Linux distribution based on Debian 7 (wheezy), available for 32 and 64 bit architecture. The distribution includes the latest version of Snorby, Snort, Suricata, PulledPork and Pigsty.
 
Homeland Security urged ISPs to block IP addresses  15 July 2013 
Source: The Verge - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI provided a list of IP addresses used by alleged Chinese military hackers to American internet service providers (ISPs) earlier in February, and not-so-subtly encouraged the ISPs to block them, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
 
Exclusive: SNOWDEN and ME. TRUE MOSCOW story of OPEN DATA HERO  28 June 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
“Not piroshki again”, sighed Ed, picking wearily at the polystyrene tray. The greasy snack glistened under the harsh lights of the Sheremetyevo International Airport Transit Zone.
 
Source code for Carberp financial malware gets leaked online  26 June 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The source code for the Carberp financial malware has been leaked online, increasing the risk that other cybercriminals will create their own variants based on it, according to researchers from Russian cybercrime investigations firm Group-IB.
 
Too many CSOs ignore the reality of today's threats  24 June 2013 
Source: CSO - Posted by Dave Wreski   
George Viegas argues that recent research, like Mandiant's APT1 report, finds too many security managers suffer from "ain't gonna happen to me" syndrome and fail to protect their business because of it. Do you have it?
 
7 essentials for defending against DDoS attacks  18 June 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Alex   
Go ahead and ask CSOs from the nation's largest banks about the myriad distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks they've experienced in recent months. They're not going to tell you anything.
 
Log file vulnerability in Apache server  30 May 2013 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A security hole that allows attackers to take control of the server has been found in Apache. The vulnerability is contained in the do_rewritelog() log function of mod_rewrite. This function insufficiently filters the data that is written to the log file.
 
Making Money from Hacking 'Easier Than Brushing Your Teeth'  28 May 2013 
Source: International Business Times - Posted by Anthony Pell   
While an attack of this size has so far been a one-off there are hundreds if not thousands of people around the globe who are making millions of pounds every year by hiring out the networks of zombie computers known as botnets which carry out these attacks.
 
Critical Linux vulnerability imperils users, even after “silent” fix  22 May 2013 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Anthony Pell   
For more than two years, the Linux operating system has contained a high-severity vulnerability that gives untrusted users with restricted accounts nearly unfettered "root" access over machines, including servers running in shared Web hosting facilities and other sensitive environments.
 
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