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Fake emails from debt collecting agency used to spread malware

We wrote more than two month ago about fake emails in German pretending to come from various known online shops that contain attached archives with malware. The email pretended that the attached files were invoices that the receiver of the email … Continue reading

Patches for Microsoft and Adobe address several security vulnerabilities

Microsoft and Adobe released this week plenty of patches for their software. Microsoft released as planned the MS13-052 to 058 bulletins which resolve six critical  vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. The most severe vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views … Continue reading

Ubisoft breached, users asked to reset passwords

If you’re a Ubisoft customer, you probably wondered why you are  being asked to reset your password. Ubisoft is now part of the “big family” of prominent websites that got hacked and lost customer data: LinkedIn, eHarmony, LastFM and others. … Continue reading

Opera.com hacked, distributed malware signed with their certificate to probably thousand of users (Update)

According to a post on the Opera Security Blog, the company suffered on June 19th “a targeted attack on  internal network infrastructure”. The attackers were able to obtain at least one old and expired Opera code signing certificate, which they have … Continue reading

OWASP Top 10 Project 2013 published

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is an open community dedicated to enabling organizations to develop, purchase, and maintain applications that can be trusted. The goal of the Top 10 project is to raise awareness about application security by identifying … Continue reading

How to combat the brute force attacks on WordPress blogs

We wrote 1.5 months ago in the article Botnet attack on WordPress about the ongoing distributed attack on the WordPress platform. WordPress has a default administrator called “admin” which can be changed to any user upon installation. According to various sources, the … Continue reading

How to enable two-factor authentication for Twitter

Not a week passes without seeing in the press that some Twitter account have been hacked (as in used without authorization). Twitter tried to create more awareness about creating secure passwords and educating the users to not fall for the … Continue reading

How to protect your social media account

You’ve heard in the press that many celebrities and companies got their social media accounts hacked. Twitter even issued an official warning to all press agencies to protect their accounts better. Here are useful tips how to easily protect your … Continue reading

Planned cyberattack attack against the USA infrastructure (Updated)

After the #OpIsrael against Israel cyberspace, anonymous hackers called themselves “N4m3le55 Cr3w” announced that they have scheduled another cyber attack on USA based websites and servers on 07/05/2013. In the above mentioned text it is also explain what the reason for the attack is: “war crimes … Continue reading