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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 18, 2014

June 17, Softpedia – (International) Evernote’s forum server has been hacked. Evernote advised certain users to change their passwords for the company’s forum after attackers were able to access the forum server, potentially exposing hashed passwords as well as email addresses and birthdays if users provided them. Those affected are users with forum accounts created in 2011 or earlier. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Evernote-s-Forum-Server-Has-Been-Hacked-447035.shtml

June 16, SC Magazine – (International) Technology sites “riskier” than illegal sites in 2013, according to Symantec data. Symantec researchers released a post based on Norton Web Safe user data that found that technology Web sites were the riskiest category of site to visit in 2013 based on the amount of malware and fake antivirus attempts utilizing that category of sites to attempt to infect users. Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/technology-sites-riskier-than-illegal-sites-in-2013-according-to-symantec-data/article/355982/

June 16, Softpedia – (International) Internet Explorer script engine susceptible to attacks. A researcher with Fortinet reported that the script engine in Microsoft Internet Explorer is potentially vulnerable to attacks via changing a security flag in Jscript or VBScript. Such attacks would require a target machine with escalated privileges. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Internet-Explorer-Script-Engine-Susceptible-to-Attacks-447003.shtml

 

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