Month: August 2011

New worm targeting weak passwords on Remote Desktop connections (port 3389)

Microsoft Malware Protection Center: We’ve had reports of a new worm in the wild and that generates increased RDP traffic for our users on port 3389. Although the overall numbers of computers reporting detections are low in comparison to more established malware families, the traffic it generates is noticeable. The worm is detected as Worm:Win32/Morto.A …

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Strings of my mind

I posted this without spell-check or grammar check, without review etc, just think and write and post: I think its not just me that sometimes get confused in his life, Don’t know what to do and what should not do, It happen for everyone and that’s life, now its like that for me. It’s about 5-6 years …

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Start of Avira 12 Betatest!

Start of AV 12 Betatest!It starts from today and ends on 29th of September 2011. Finally after a long time Avira started Betatest of Avira AntiVir 12. If you would like to test this build and feature beta releases, you can register in Avira BetaCenter: http://betacenter.avira.com More Info: http://techblog.avira.com/2011/09/08/avira-products-version-2012-for-windows-now-available-for-beta-testing/en/

Facebook Makes a Move Toward Security

Sunbelt: Facebook recently published a guide for it’s users on how to secure their online accounts from anything that threatens one’s Facebook security. Among those covered are Wall, Chat, and Comment spams, weak passwords, fake applications, and account hacking. Personally, I’m quite happy that Facebook is actually doing something that concerns user security, despite it …

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phpMyAdmin updates close XSS hole

H-Online: The phpMyAdmin developers have announced the release of versions 3.4.4 and 3.3.10.4 of their open source database administration tool. According to the security advisory, these maintenance and security updates close a hole (CVE-2011-3181) in the Tracking feature that leads to multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. The exploit was discovered by Norman Hippert and is caused …

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Java 6 Update 27 released

Java SE 6 Update 27The full internal version number for this update release is 1.6.0_27-b07 (where “b” means “build”). The external version number is 6u27. HighlightsThis update release contains important enhancements for Java applications: Improved performance and stability Certification for Firefox 5 Update release notes: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u27-relnotes-444147.html Complete bug fix list: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/2col/6u27bugfixes-444150.html

Microsoft To Improve File Management Processes In Windows 8

Windows 8 News Blog: The recently created Building Windows 8 blog seems to be up in full swing, with new articles about the upcoming operating system being released regularly. Steven Sinofsky revealed in “Improving our file management basics: copy, move, rename, and delete” that Microsoft intents to improve file management processes under Windows 8. According …

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Restricting access to net resources for “good reasons”

This article is originally posted at Norman Security Blog, Credit to my friend ‘Pondus’ for sharing. Introduction During recent months, we have seen several examples of attempts and suggestions to restrict access to different types of net resources, and in some cases the Internet itself. Is this a method that accomplishes its end, or is …

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German Federal Office for Information Security warns of hacked online shops

H-Online: The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is warning  of online shops which infect users with malicious software by exploiting security vulnerabilities in the user’s browser, operating system or applications. The affected shops have themselves been hacked by attackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in outdated versions of open source online shop software osCommerce. As reported …

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