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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

February 2, Softpedia – (International) Compromised WordPress sites hijacked over and over again to push malware. Security researchers from Sucuri discovered a new campaign that targets WordPress websites after finding that all of the sites’ JavaScript files were infected with malicious codes to load an iframe, show advertisements, and leave an unknown backdoor on each web page with the intention to reinfect websites once the pages were cleaned. 249 more words


The Unbearable Triteness of CVE League Tables

Or, the pointlessness of trying to measure ‘insecurity’ of a platform by the number of vulnerabilities reported to have been found in it.

CVE Details reports in its figures for the  381 more words


An Unprecedented Collaboration

by Emme Troendle

“In the first few decades of national cattle evaluation, universities performed evaluations for the beef industry. The universities largely underwrote the research and development, establishing the software and the methodology to advance genetic evaluation for the beef breeds,” said Wade Shafer, CEO of ASA, when asked about the origins of International Genetics Solutions (IGS). 256 more words


Tech Support Scams and the FTC

Commentary from me for the AVIEN blog, and added to the tech support scam resource page there, regarding an interesting article from The Register –  166 more words

Support Scams

OS X Malware: an Attack of Nostalgia

Once upon a time (back when I wrote an FAQ document on ‘Viruses and the Macintosh’ (which is still around in cobwebby bits of the internet, but hopelessly outdated), it was actually feasible to list all the Macintosh malware known at that time. 299 more words

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Sweeping out the App Store

While I’m not always Apple’s biggest fan, a story by Nick Farrell for TechEye – Apple finds more malware in its App store – strikes me as a little overstated: apps installing root certificates can clearly cause privacy problems, but writing off whatever apps are being looked at as malware by definition is a bit over the top, however irritating you may find Apple’s ‘more secure than thou’ mindset. 53 more words

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