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Archive for July, 2014

Interesting Read: Redefining “advanced persistent” adversaries?

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 29, 2014

As I browse the internet, I find security news that I find interesting. Here is one such article:

Redefining “advanced persistent” adversaries?

Since the beginning of 2013, the popular press has documented many major information security intrusions and attacks. These stories have included veiled hints that the amount of sophistication suggests the intrusions are perpetrated by “advanced persistent” adversaries who must be sponsored by nation-states. Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit™ (CTU) researchers have drawn a different conclusion based on evidence left behind from recent persistent intrusions in well-secured organizations.

Original article from Research Blog | Dell SecureWorks http://ift.tt/1tY5jxA
Original article posted on July 29, 2014 at 12:03PM

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Interesting Read: Attackers Exploiting Flaws in Elasticsearch to Use Amazon’s Cloud Service for DDoS Attacks (July 28, 2014)

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 29, 2014

As I browse the internet, I find security news that I find interesting. Here is one such article:

Attackers Exploiting Flaws in Elasticsearch to Use Amazon’s Cloud Service for DDoS Attacks (July 28, 2014)

Attackers have discovered a way to use Amazon cloud services to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on other websites by exploiting flaws in Elasticsearch, an open-source analytics application…….

Original article from SANS NewsBites http://ift.tt/1lSC6Pp
Original article posted on July 29, 2014 at 02:36PM

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Interesting Read: Android busted for carrying Fake ID: OS doesn’t check who really made that ‘Adobe’ plugin

Posted by Xavier Ashe on July 29, 2014

As I browse the internet, I find security news that I find interesting. Here is one such article:

Android busted for carrying Fake ID: OS doesn’t check who really made that ‘Adobe’ plugin

Versions 2.1 to 4.4 affected – is your gadget patched?

Google Android allows malware to masquerade as legit, trusted apps thanks to weaknesses in the way the operating system checks digital certificates of authenticity.…

from The Register – Security http://ift.tt/1rZEgmc
posted on July 29, 2014 at 05:43PM via IFTTT

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