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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on August 14, 2014

August 12, Softpedia – (International) Millions of computers have backdoor enabled by default. Researchers from Kaspersky and Cubica Labs presenting at the Black Hat conference demonstrated how the legitimate Computrace anti-theft solution can be used by attackers performing a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack to remotely execute arbitrary code on the target device due to the lack of encryption in Computrace traffic. Most computers come with Computrace already present, leaving millions of devices vulnerable to malicious use of the solution. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Millions-of-Computers-Have-Backdoor-Enabled-by-Default-454666.shtml

August 12, Threatpost – (International) Authentication bypass bug fixed in BlackBerry Z10. Modzero researchers identified and reported two methods for remotely exploiting an authentication bypass vulnerability in BlackBerry Z10 phones that could allow attackers to install malware or steal personal data. BlackBerry released an update that closes the vulnerability and pushed it out to phone carriers. Source: http://threatpost.com/authentication-bypass-bug-fixed-in-blackberry-z10/107715

August 11, Softpedia – (International) Yahoo ad network used to spread CryptoWall ransomware. A researcher at Blue Coat Systems identified a malicious advertising campaign that uses the Yahoo advertisement network to distribute malicious ads that direct users to malicious pages that attempt to serve a variant of the Cryptowall ransomware. The researcher also reported that the adsmail.us service was also used in the campaign. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Yahoo-Ad-Network-Used-to-Spread-CryptoWall-Ransomware-454520.shtml

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