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  • Record prizes for Pwn2Own and Pwnium contestants

    13.03.2014

    The results of the first day of the traditional Pwn2Own hacking contest at the CanSecWest Conference currently taking place in Vancouver are in, and the losers are Adobe, Microsoft and Mozilla.

  • Criminals rush to exploit IE 0-day before the announced fix

    11.03.2014

    Last week Microsoft has announced that today's Patch Tuesday will include a fix for the critical IE zero-day vulnerability that was found exploited in watering hole attacks earlier this year - and none too soon, as a number of bad actors have been using the same exploit code in other similar attack since then.

  • Upcoming Patch Tuesday looks small once again

    07.03.2014

    Microsoft’s March Patch Tuesday is again shaping up to be on the lighter side of some months, continuing the 2014 trend of smaller Patch Tuesdays.

  • Microsoft's quest to make users drop Windows XP continues

    05.03.2014

    As the date of the scheduled retirement of Windows XP - arguably one of Microsoft's most popular products ever - draws near, the company continues its quest to make as many users as possible migrate to a newer version of the OS, preferably to Windows 8.1.

  • Microsoft testing EMET's new protection mechanisms

    25.02.2014

    Just as researchers made public their successful attempt of creating attack code for bypassing the protections of the latest version of Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (v4.1), the Redmond giant has announced the preview release of EMET 5.0.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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