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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on April 15, 2013

April 12, SC Magazine – (International) Microsoft shelves patch, asks customers to uninstall, after error discovered. Microsoft advised users to uninstall a recent patch and ceased distribution of the update after users reported system errors caused by interaction with certain third-party software. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-shelves-patch-asks-customers-to-uninstall-after-error-discovered/article/288591/

April 11, IDG News Service – (International) Twitter OAuth feature can be abused to hijack accounts, researcher says. A researcher at Swissquote Bank presented a method where Twitter’s application programming interface (API) could potentially be misused to send Twitter access tokens to attackers for use in social engineering attacks. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/041113-twitter-oauth-feature-can-be-268646.html

April 11, The Register – (International) Rotten spam causing more infections than ever – study. A report by AV-Test found that spam emails contain an – 9 – increasing number and variety of malware attachments or links, among other findings. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/11/spam_more_dangerous_than_ever/

April 11, The H – (International) Hole in Apache/NGINX mod_security firewall. The latest version of Apache/NGINX security module mod_security addresses a security vulnerability in the XML parser of past versions. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Hole-in-Apache-NGINX-mod-security-firewall-1840500.html

April 11, Threatpost – (International) Linksys Smart Wi-Fi safe from home routers flaws; Classic configuration vulnerable. Cisco issued a clarification stating that its EA2700 routers are safe from recently discovered vulnerabilities if they are running the Smart Wi-Fi firmware, but that EA2700 running on the classic configuration remain vulnerable. Source: http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/linksys-smart-wi-fi-safe-home-router-flaws-classic-configuration-vulnerable-041113

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