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  • Russian APT group actively exploiting Flash, Windows 0-day flaws

    20.04.2015

    APT28, believed to consist of Russian hackers, has been spotted wielding two zero-day exploits in the latest targeted attack aimed at an "international government entity in an industry vertical that aligns with known APT28 targeting." According to FireEye researchers, the group, which seems to be the same one behind the "Pawn Storm" campaigns and which has been recently found targeting NATO members and the White House, has been exploiting the Adobe Flash CVE-2015-3043 vulnerability and a local privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows (CVE-2015-1701 - does not affect Windows 8 and later) since April 13, 2015.

  • Attackers actively downing Microsoft's IIS web servers

    17.04.2015

    Attackers are actively exploiting a DoS vulnerability (CVE-2015-1635) affecting Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) extensible web server, SANS ISC CTO Johannes Ullrich warns, and urges administrators to close the hole as soon as possible.

  • Microsoft releases 11 security bulletins

    15.04.2015

    Administrators and security teams are in for a busy day tackling 11 Microsoft security bulletins, Adobe updates and Oracle has pre-announced that their quarterly update scheduled to be released later today, will contain several critical updates to their portfolio of products; namely Java and databases.

  • 18-year-old bug can be exploited to steal credentials of Windows users

    14.04.2015

    A new technique for exploiting an 18-year-old bug in Windows Server Message Block (SMB), which would allow attackers to intercept user credentials, had been uncovered by Cylance researcher Brian Wallace.

  • LG software disables Windows security feature, developer says

    09.04.2015

    LG Split Screen software that comes with the company's ultra wide monitors stealthily weakens Windows users' defenses by deactivating the OS' User Account Control (UAC) feature, developer Christopher Bachner claims.




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Unpatched, vulnerable PDF readers leave users open to attack

Unpatched, vulnerable PDF readers are a big security issue for private PC users. 14% of PC users in the US have an unpatched operating system, and that Oracle Java yet again tops the list of applications exposing PCs to security risks.


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