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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 7, 2013

March 6, IDG News Service – (International) Asprox botnet proves to be a resilient foe. The Asprox botnet has been upgraded and continues to be involved in new spam and fake anti-virus campaigns, according to a paper by Trend Micro. Source:

March 6, – (International) Raspberry Pi hit by DDoS attack. The Raspberry Pi Foundation was the target of an advanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that may have been powered by a botnet with around 1 million nodes. Source:

March 6, Softpedia – (International) Java exploit signed with digital certificate stolen from Texas-based firm. A security researcher found an exploit kit infecting a German university’s Web site that utilizes a stolen legitimate digital certificate, allowing it to bypass Oracle’s JAR signing and verification ‘jarsigner’ tool. Source:

March 6, – (International) Security cameras continue to pose snooping risk. A researcher recently found hundreds of publicly-accessible security cameras with a Google search, allowing the cameras to be viewed and in some cases controlled remotely. Source:

March 6, The H – (International) D-Link fixes router vulnerabilities very quietly. D-Link created a firmware update to patch critical vulnerabilities in its DIR-645 routers in November 2012, but did not publicize the new release. Source:

March 6, Softpedia – (International) Samsung Galaxy S III vulnerable to full lock screen bypass. A researcher discovered a way to bypass the lock function of the Samsung Galaxy S III, enabling full access. Source:

March 5, Help Net Security – (International) Older MiniDuke strain found, raises questions about its origins. Researchers discovered an older version of the MiniDuke espionage malware, dating back to 2011. Source:

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