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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on October 6, 2014

October 3, Softpedia – (International) CryptoWall 2.0 available in the wild, has new obfuscator. A 2.0 version of the CryptoWall ransomware has been spotted in the wild by researchers and includes the use of the Tor network for communicating with command and control servers and a new obfuscator to prevent analysis and debugging. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/CryptoWall-2-0-Available-In-the-Wild-Has-New-Obfuscator-460927.shtml

October 3, Help Net Security – (International) Destructive Android trojan poses as newest Angry Birds game. Researchers with Doctor Web identified a piece of destructive Android malware detected as Android.Elite.1.origin that poses as an unreleased Angry Birds game app and once installed deletes a device’s data, blocks communications programs, and sends out a high volume of messages to all contacts on the device. Source: http://www.net-security.org/malware_news.php?id=2877

October 2, Securityweek – (International) “BadUSB” code published. Two researchers presenting at the Derbycon 4.0 conference reverse-engineered USB firmware to launch various attacks and posted the attack code online. The flaw in USB firmware that enables the attack was first revealed at the Black Hat conference but the attack code was not released at that time. Source: http://www.securityweek.com/badusb-code-published

October 2, Threatpost – (International) Second same-origin policy bypass flaw haunts Android browser. A researcher identified and reported a same-origin policy bypass vulnerability in the Android browser in versions prior to 4.4 that could allow an attacker to steal data from a user’s browser. Google issued a patch for the vulnerability for users of Android 4.1-4.3 in late September. Source: http://threatpost.com/second-same-origin-policy-bypass-flaw-haunts-android-browser

 

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