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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on July 16, 2013

July 15, Softpedia – (International) Janicab Mac malware uses RLO to hide file extension. Researchers at F-Secure discovered a piece of malware for Macs dubbed Backdoor:Python/Janicab.A that uses the right-to-left override (RLO) character to mask file extensions. The malware aims to take screenshots and record audio and gets its command server’s address via YouTube videos and other Web sites. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Janicab-Mac-Malware-Uses-RLO-to-Hide-File-Extension-368292.shtml

July 15, Softpedia – (International) Expert finds way to hijack Facebook accounts by exploiting email claim flaw. A security researcher found and reported a vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to hijack Facebook accounts by adding an email address of another user. Facebook addressed the vulnerability after being notified. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Expert-Finds-Way-to-Hijack-Facebook-Accounts-by-Exploiting-Email-Claim-Flaw-Video-368273.shtml

July 15, The Register – (International) Botch Tuesday: Redmond frags video codec. Users reported issues with video playback and some computer games due to a video codec update issued as part of Microsoft’s July 9 Patch Tuesday updates. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/15/botch_tuesday_redmond_frags_video_
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