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Digging Into the Sandbox-Escape Technique of the Recent PDF Exploit

As promised in our previous blog entry for the recent Adobe Reader PDF zero-day attack, we now offer more technical details on this Reader “sandbox-escape” plan. In order to help readers understand what’s going on there, we first need to provide some background. Adobe Reader’s Sandbox Architecture The Adobe Reader ...

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Tool Talk: Cracking the Code on XtremeRAT

Late last week, reports began to surface that the Israeli police (along with other regional law enforcement) were targeted by a malware attack.  The entry vector was described as a phishing campaign sent from Benny Gantz (head of the Israeli Defense Forces).  Initially, details and indicators around the malware were beyond sparse. ...

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RDP+RCE=Bad News (MS12-020)

See March 15 and 16 updates at the end of this blog. —————————————————-   The March Security Bulletin release from Microsoft was relatively light in volume. Out of the six bulletins released, only one was rated as Critical. And for good reason. MS12-020 includes CVE-2012-0002. This flaw is specific to the Remote ...

Enterprise Security Operations

An Update on DNSChanger and Rogue DNS Servers

In late 2011, the FBI released documents and data focusing on “Operation Ghost Click.” This malicious operation, leveraging a variety of DNSChanger-type malware, was defined by the FBI as an “international cyber ring that infected millions of computers.” Associated malware samples and events can be traced back several years, and multiple platforms were targeted. ...

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Guide To Online Banking Safety for Carefree, Confident, and Conservative Consumers

A recent poll revealed that 54% of U.S. consumers said the theft of their personal or financial information worried them more than losing their job or not having healthcare for their family members.[1] Their worry is not unfounded. As President Obama recently acknowledged, while the Internet has transformed how we ...

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LizaMoon the Latest SQL-Injection Attack

Working in the security industry brings about a myriad of challenges. This is especially true for vendors. We must do our best to educate and inform. At the same time, we want to avoid laying on the FUD–or scaring customers into making poorly educated security decisions. Which brings us to ...

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Remote Jackpot: Hacking ATMs

Isn’t it just everybody’s dream: to walk up to an ATM, swipe your card, get a flashy screen reading “We Have A Winner,” and watch the machine spew out all its money? That dream just became reality. At least in a great presentation from Barnaby Jack at the Black Hat ...

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