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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 8, 2013

March 7, Softpedia – (International) Major browsers, Java hacked on the first day of Pwn2Own 2013. Researchers participating in the first day of Pwn2Own 2013 discovered security vulnerabilities in Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer 10 Web browsers, as well as in Java. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Major-Browsers-Java-Hacked-on-the-First-Day-of-Pwn2Own-2013-335279.shtml

March 7, Softpedia – (International) Flaw in Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 leads to remote freeze. A security researcher released a proof-of-concept highlighting a vulnerability in Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 that could allow the operating system to be frozen remotely. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Flaw-in-Kaspersky-Internet-Security-2013-Leads-to-Remotely-Freeze-335212.shtml

March 7, The Register – (International) Malware-flingers can pwn your mobile with OVER-THE-AIR updates. Researchers found that baseband processors in a variety of mobile devices can be manipulated with over-the-air updates to cause problems and potentially deliver malware. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/07/baseband_processor_mobile_hack_threat/

March 6, Dark Reading – (International) Cybercriminals likely to expand use of browser proxies. A technique used to capture and redirect browser traffic seen in attacks in Brazil is likely to be used more widely, security researchers warned. Source: http://www.darkreading.com/advancedthreats/%20167901091/security/attacks-breaches/240150191/cybercriminals-likely-to-expand-use-of-browser-proxies.html

March 6, Krebs on Security – (International) Mobile malcoders pay to (Google) Play. Users on underground forums have been observed offering to buy verified Google Play developer accounts to spread malware. Source: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/03/mobile-malcoders-pay-to-google-play/

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