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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.
 
Large Attacks Hide More Subtle Threats In DDoS Data  20 May 2013 
Source: Dark Reading - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The massive avalanche of data in March that crashed down on Spamhaus, the maintainer of a number of spam blacklists, made headlines as the largest distributed denial-of-service attack witnessed to date.
 
Fake 'honeyword' passwords could be planted to trip up hackers  13 May 2013 
Source: NBC News - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A new security technique thwarts evildoers online not by hiding or encrypting your password, but by giving the hackers in question too many to choose from.
 
New Amazon Blog Tackles Web Services Security Concerns  01 May 2013 
Source: CRN - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) is attempting to help its cloud users boost their security prowess with the launch of a blog focusing on information security best practices.
 
5 hot security defenses that don't deliver  25 April 2013 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
We'd all love to have a magic bullet to stop hackers, but these five defenses won't do the trick, despite what you've been told
 
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