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Monthly Archives: October 2010

New Vulnerability in Adobe Flash and Reader

Adobe warns of a new vulnerability in Flash Player and in Reader. The problem is within authplay.dll and the corresponding .lib in the Unix versions. It allows attackers to inject malicious code like Trojans with specially prepared documents or Flash … Continue reading

Firefox Update fixes 0-day Vulnerability

The Mozilla Foundation just released Firefox 3.6.12 – and closed only 1 critical, previously unknown 0-day vulnerability in the web browser which was already actively abused on the Internet. The issue became public just a day ago, the developers had … Continue reading

New Firefox Exploit In-the-Wild

Our Virus Lab discovered an exploit for a newly discovered vulnerability in the Firefox web browser which was actively used on the infected Nobel Prize site earlier this week. The exploit using the vulnerability in Firefox 3.6 installed a Backdoor … Continue reading

Report from Munich AMTSO Meeting

Last week, 21st and 22nd of October another meeting of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) took place in Munich, Germany. Usually three times a year the members of AMTSO are coming together to a meeting, which is hosted by … Continue reading

When technology fails

I love computers and technology in general. Actually, I am an advocate of technology and I try to push high tech solution whenever that makes sense. But, what happens when technology fails? We have seen many movies with various apocalyptical … Continue reading

Spam from the Advocate

Currently cyber criminals try to make fast money by spamming out emails in masses in Germany which allegedly stem from an Advocate specialized in copyright. According to the spam mails, the user was downloading copyrighted material. An IP address is … Continue reading

Time for Browser Updates again

This starts to feel like the updates for web browsers get pushed out on a close-to-weekly basis… but then, better safe than sorry, installing them is really a must! The Mozilla Foundation just released Firefox 3.6.11 which deals with 9 … Continue reading

Spam for Craigslist

Craigslist is a centralized network of online communities, featuring free Online classified advertisements – with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums (source: Wikipedia). I’ve never visited this website before, but today … Continue reading

New Likejacking-Attack on Facebook

Currently a new likejacking-attack is running on facebook. If a user clicks on the link of a friend which is reads “I Will NEVER TEXT Again After Seeing THIS!! on CLICK HERE TO SEE.”, she or he will automatically “like” … Continue reading

Facebook Privacy Issues – again

Media report about a new privacy leak on facebook which has been found just recently. It is possible to find out with which persons someone is in contact with – therefore one just has to create a fake account using … Continue reading