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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on May 15, 2014

May 14, Softpedia – (International) Adobe fixes Flash Player and Reader vulnerabilities reported at Pwn2Own 2014. Adobe released a total of 17 security updates for its Adobe Reader, Acrobat, and Flash Player, including 6 vulnerabilities in Flash deemed critical. Users are advised to update their installations as soon as possible. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Adobe-Fixes-Flash-Player-and-Reader-Vulnerabilities-Reported-at-Pwn2Own-2014-442054.shtml

May 14, The Register – (International) Dogevault praying backups work after confirming attack. Virtual currency wallet service Dogevault reported that it was compromised by attackers May 11 and had the data on its hosted virtual machines destroyed. The service reported that it was attempting to restore its data from an off-site backup. Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/14/dogevault_praying_backups_work_after_confirming_attack/

May 13, Help Net Security – (International) Microsoft releases eight security updates. Microsoft released its monthly Patch Tuesday round of updates, containing eight advisories, two of which were rated as critical. The critical updates close a vulnerability in the Internet Explorer browser and one in SharePoint. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16847

May 12, Help Net Security – (International) Google account passwords stolen in phishing attack. Researchers at Bitdefender identified a new phishing campaign targeting Chrome and Firefox users that attempts to steal users’ Google login credentials. The phishing campaign attempts to use the way Chrome displays data Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) to trick users in to logging into a fake Google login page. Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=16835

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