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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 20, 2013

March 18, CNET News – (International) What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security. A researcher using simple techniques to take over unsecured devices left exposed to the Internet, created a benign botnet to demonstrate how many personal and industrial computer systems are easily exploitable. Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57574919-83/what-420000-insecure-devices-reveal-about-web-security/

March 18, IDG News Service – (International) Internal-use SSL certificates pose security risk for upcoming domain extensions. An advisory by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN) stated that issuing secure socket layer (SSL) certificates for internal domain names could lead to privacy and integrity concerns for HTTPS communications and new generic top-level domains (gTLD). Source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9237678/Internal_use_SSL_certificates_pose_security_risk_for_upcoming_domain_extensions

March 18, Computerworld – (International) Google Drive suffers outage Monday morning. Users experienced problems accessing files stored on Google Drive for several hours March 18. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/031813-google-drive-suffers-outage-monday-267812.html

March 18, Threatpost – (International) Flaw leaves EA Origin platform users open to attack. Researchers discovered a vulnerability in Electronic Arts’s (EA) Origin gaming platform that could allow attackers to run malicious code on users’ computers. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/flaw-leaves-ea-origin-platform-users-open-attack-031813

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