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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 11, 2013

June 8, Softpedia – (International) After CNN patches vulnerability, diet spammers start abusing Ask.com flaw. Spammers abused an open redirect vulnerability in CNN’s Web site until the news organization closed the vulnerability. However, similar vulnerabilities in Ask.com and Yahoo continued to be used in the spam campaign. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/After-CNN-Patches-Vulnerability-Diet-Spammers-Start-Abusing-Ask-com-Flaw-359540.shtml

June 8, Softpedia – (International) McAfee says it made a mistake, Koobface worm not on the rise. McAfee acknowledged that it made a mistake in reporting that the Koobface worm has been on the rise, when instances of it have in fact decreased. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/McAfee-Says-It-Made-a-Mistake-Koobface-Worm-Not-on-the-Rise-359553.shtml

June 7, Softpedia – (International) New variant of Bicololo malware disguised as legitimate antivirus app. Researchers discovered a new version of the Bicololo malware disguised as VIPRE Antivirus. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Variant-of-Bicololo-Malware-Disguised-as-Legitimate-Antivirus-App-359336.shtml

June 7, IDG News Service – (International) New Android trojan app exploits previously unknown flaws, researchers say. Researchers discovered a sophisticated Android malware dubbed Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a that can be used to execute commands via a remote shell, send SMS messages, steal data, and download additional malicious apps. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/060713-new-android-trojan-app-exploits-270604.html

 

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