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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 27, 2013

June 26, Softpedia – (International) Expert identifies backdoor in HP’s StoreOnce backup system. A researcher identified a backdoor vulnerability in the HP StoreOnce 4210 backup appliance where a hidden administrative account can be easily accessed by an SSH client. The researcher released the SHA1 hash of the administrator account password. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Expert-Identifies-Backdoor-in-HPs-StoreOnce-Backup-System-363472.shtml

June 26, IDG News Service – (International) Suspected China-based hackers ‘Comment Crew’ rises again. Researchers at FireEye reported that the China-based hacking group known as “Comment Crew” has resumed operations using different methods. The group had ceased operations following an extensive report on their activities in February. Source: https://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9240353/Suspected_China_based_hackers_39_Comment_Crew_39_rises_again

June 26, Softpedia – (International) Root exploit on LG Android devices possible due to Sprite backup software flaw. A race condition bug in the Sprite Software backup application on at least 40 types of LG Android devices can allow attackers to write to, change permission, and change ownership of files, according to a researcher. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Root-Exploit-on-LG-Android-Devices-Possible-Due-to-Sprite-Backup-Software-Flaw-363496.shtml

June 26, Help Net Security – (International) Blizzard suspends mobile app access following account hijacks. Blizzard confirmed an increase in unauthorized access to World of Warcraft (WoW) accounts and blocked access to the WoW auction house via its mobile app after users reported account compromises. Source: https://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15143

June 26, Softpedia – (International) Mozilla fixes 14 vulnerabilities in Firefox 22. Mozilla released an update for its Firefox browser, closing 14 vulnerabilities. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Mozilla-Fixes-14-Vulnerabilities-in-Firefox-22-363443.shtml

June 25, McAfee – (International) Mobile malware plays hide and seek. Researchers at McAfee found that the Android/Obad.A malware targeting Android devices has several advanced capabilities, such as hiding itself from the Device Administrator list and the ability to infect devices via Bluetooth. Source: http://blogs.mcafee.com/mobile/mobile-malware-plays-hide-and-seek

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