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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on July 12, 2013

July 11, The Register – (International) HP admits to backdoors in storage products. Hewlett-Packard (HP) issued a security advisory after an undocumented administrator account was discovered in its StoreVirtual products. The vulnerability can be remotely exploited to disrupt devices and wipe data. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/11/hp_prepping_fix_for_latest_
storage_vuln/

July 11, Softpedia – (International) Shadowlock ransomware tells victims to complete survey to unlock their PCs. Symantec discovered a piece of ransomware dubbed Trojan.Shadowlock that prompts users to answer survey questions to unlock their computers. The trojan also contains a variety of other functions that are as-yet unused. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Shadowlock-Ransomware-Tells-Victims-to-Complete-Surveys-to-Unlock-Their-PCs-367423.shtml

July 10, Softpedia – (International) 3 Ukrainians believed to be responsible for Styx exploit kit. A security researcher believes he has identified the individuals behind the recent Styx exploit kit as three individuals from Ukraine. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/3-Ukrainians-Believed-to-Be-Responsible-for-Styx-Exploit-Kit-367050.shtml

July 10, The H – (International) Bluebox releases scanner for Android signing hole. Bluebox released an app to scan whether an Android device is vulnerable to a recent Android vulnerability that allows the covert modification of APK files. Source: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Bluebox-releases-scanner-for-Android-signing-hole-1915424.html

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