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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on September 26, 2013

September 24, IDG News Service: (International) Twitter fixes Tweet button issue that downloaded a torrent file. An issue that caused the share content to Twitter buttons on some Web sites September 23 to instead download an unknown torrent file was fixed by Twitter September 24. Twitter stated that the file was not found to be malicious. Source: http://bit.ly/16wkd0e

September 23, Softpedia:  (International) BLYPT backdoor malware targets U.S. users via Java exploit. Trend Micro researchers identified a new family of backdoor malware dubbed BLYPT targeting regular Internet users in the U.S. via drive-by downloads and hijacked Web sites. The malware utilizes a Java vulnerability that was patched in March. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/BLYPT-Backdoor-Malware-Targets-US-Users-via-Java-Exploit-385378.shtml

September 23, IDG News Service: (International) Apache Struts security update disables vulnerable feature. The Apache Software Foundation released a new version of the Apache Struts development framework September 20 that addresses two security vulnerabilities. Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2049242/apache-struts-security-update-disables-vulnerable-feature.html

September 23, IDG News Service: (International) Gmail hit by message delivery delays, close to 50 percent of users affected. An undisclosed issue caused some users of Google’s Gmail service to experience email delivery delays for up to almost 9 hours September 23. The disruption also affected Google Docs and Presentation applications for a shorter amount of time. Source: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/092313-gmail-hit-by-message-delivery-274100.html

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