Malware News
  • FBI will share its Malware Investigator portal with businesses

    30 September 2014

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that its internal Malware Investigator portal - previously available only to law enforcement and government entities - will soon...

  • Malvertising attack techniques dissected

    26 September 2014

    At Virus Bulletin 2014, Bromium presented a research report that highlights the severe risk of malicious ad networks infecting end users. This research provides a real-world study of...

  • UK employees targeted with fake policy violation emails

    25 September 2014

    A new cyber-crime attack has been tricking SMB employees in the UK into downloading Trojans by accusing them of violating company policy. The spam wave started to accelerate last...

  • compromised to serve malware via drive-by download

    23 September 2014, the official website of the popular cross-platform JavaScript library of the same name, has been compromised and has been redirecting visitors to a website hosting the RIG...

  • Tinba Trojan targets major US banks

    17 September 2014

    Tinba, the tiny (20 KB) banking malware with man-in-the-browser and network traffic sniffing capabilities, is back. After initially being made to target users of a small number of...

  • Macro based malware is on the rise

    17 September 2014

    Malware authors have a rediscovered their love for Visual Basic, as the percentage of macro based malware rose from around 6% of all document malware in June to 28% in July, Sophos researchers...

  • Citadel malware becomes APT tool in newest hacking campaign

    16 September 2014

    APT attackers wielding a newer, more dangerous versions of the Citadel malware have been targeting a number of Middle Eastern petrochemical companies, Trusteer researchers have discovered. The...


Lessons learned developing Lynis, an open source security auditing tool

Posted on 15 October 2014.  |  Lynis unearths vulnerabilities, configuration errors, and provides tips for system hardening. It is written in shell script, installation is not required and can be performed with a privileged or non-privileged account.

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