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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on March 22, 2013

March 21, Softpedia – (International) Experts study malware used in South Korean attacks. Researchers began studying the malware used to attack TV stations and banks in South Korea March 20, and found features including malware designed to disable popular Korean antivirus programs and the ability to target both Windows and Linux systems. Source:

March 21, The H – (International) Weakened password hashing found in Cisco devices. Cicso’s new “Type 4” password algorithm was found to be implemented incorrectly, resulting in weaker passwords than the previous algorithm. Source: 

March 21, Help Net Security – (International) Researcher points out critical Samsung Android phone vulnerabilities. A researcher made public several vulnerabilities that affect Samsung mobile phone software, allowing the installation of unauthorized apps, SMS sending, and other tasks. Source:

March 21, Softpedia – (International) New Yantoo Mac trojan uses browser plugin to inject ads into websites. Malware dubbed Trojan.Yahtoo.1 was found which prompts victims to install a browser plugin which then injects third-party code into Web sites viewed by the victim. Source: 

March 20, Threatpost – (International) Researchers uncover ‘TeamSpy’ attack campaign against government, research targets. Researchers uncovered a long-running cyberespionage campaign by a group dubbed “TeamSpy” for its use of the legitimate TeamViewer application. The group targeted government, heavy industry, intelligence, and activist organizations around the world. Source:

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