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Windows Vulnerability Exploited In Alleged Russian Cyber-Espionage Attacks

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Russian hackers have been exploiting a previously undetected flaw in the Microsoft Windows operating system to launch ‘zero-day’ attacks on NATO, the Ukrainian government, the European...

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shellshocked
2014-10-07 11:05:42

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Update: October 7, 2014 (11:05 a.m.) Jonathan Hall has announced that WinZip responded to him confirming the breach, while Lycos denied that it had occurred. He is also in dispute with Yahoo over the nature of the breach in their systems. The Perfect News Update site explains that Hall’s claims were refuted by Yahoo CISO Alex Stamos in a post to Hacker News. Stamos said that after “investigating the situation fully, it turns out...

bash shellshocked
2014-09-26 04:44:51

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Computer security experts are warning of a vulnerability that could be even more serious than “Heartbleed,” the havoc-wreaking bug that emerged in April 2014. It concerns Unix and Linux devices, as well as hardware running Max OS X. According to Ars Technica, the Bash, or “Shellshock,” bug is caused by a security vulnerability in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) - the command-line shell used in many Linux and Unix operating...

2014-08-08 23:03:46

Trammell Ventures, a business incubator and think tank specializing in information security, announced today the launch of an ExploitHub auxiliary module for the Metasploit Framework designed by security services provider Rift Recon. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Developed in conjunction with Rift Recon, the ExploitHub module gives Metasploit users a way to search the ExploitHub marketplace for exploits that are either user-driven searches, or match vulnerabilities found in a scan....

FireEye Discovers Widespread Zero-Day Exploit In Internet Explorer
2014-04-28 07:03:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a web security firm identified and revealed a zero-day exploit in Internet Explorer over the weekend, Microsoft announced that it is actively investigating the vulnerability and will take “appropriate action” once it completes that investigation. FireEye Research Labs on Saturday identified a zero-day exploit that affects IE6 through IE11 – the attack, however, only targeted IE9 through IE11. “Microsoft has assigned...

Heartbleed Will Likely Not Go Away Soon
2014-04-14 11:40:18

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sixteen years ago it was almost impossible to escape Celine Dion's catchy – but to many annoying – song “My Heart Will Go On” – and today it is the Heartbleed that will likely go on. It has the potential to be not only annoying, but extremely dangerous. Reports late last week and over the weekend also suggest that the National Security Agency not only knew about Heartbleed, a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL...

Pwn2Own competition results
2014-03-15 06:19:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online All four of the major Internet browsers were among the programs that fell victim to zero-day exploits during the HP-sponsored Pwn2Own hacking competition, various media outlets reported earlier this week. According to CNET’s Seth Rosenblatt, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Adobe’s Flash and Reader browser plug-ins were programs cracked by eight research teams participating in the...

Attack On US Veterans Website May Have Targeted Military Personnel
2014-02-14 10:34:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday security researchers identified a zero-day exploit (CVE-2014-0322) that had been served up from the US Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) website. This attack reportedly targeted American military personnel during this week’s paralyzing snowstorm at the United States Capitol. Researchers at FireEye believe that those behind this attack, which may have also been coordinated to take place in advance of the Presidents' Day...

Internet Explorer Vulnerability May Lead To Attacks
2013-10-02 09:20:24

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A vulnerability found in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could lead to widespread attacks against PCs running the browser. The exploit was first discovered in August and has since been acknowledged by Microsoft and included in a vulnerability testing tool, the latter of which has made it widely available to both security experts and attackers. Microsoft delivered a “Fix It” tool to protect users from this vulnerability last...

US Nuclear Researchers Targeted Via Zero-Day Flaw In Internet Explorer 8
2013-05-06 11:32:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A zero-day flaw has been found in Microsoft´s Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), a four year old version of their popular web browser. Security experts and Microsoft alike have pointed out this flaw which has been found to be used by Chinese hackers to target US nuclear researchers in watering-hole attacks. According to security experts at Invincea, the Department of Labor (DoL) was compromised on May 1 to redirect visitors to a...


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