As predicted, the death of such a well-known and controversial politician as the Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been exploited by cyber criminals to lead users to malware.
Day two of the Pwn2Own competition at CanSecWest was again successful for French Vupen security, as they succeeded in exploiting Adobe Flash on Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7 by chaining together three zero-days (an overflow, a ASLR bypass technique and a IE9 sandbox memory corruption) and earning themselves another $70,000.
The Pwn2Own competition is underway at the CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, and during the first day of competition Java, IE 10, Firefox and Chrome were successfully "pwned" by various competitors, bringing them tens of thousands of dollars in prizes.
This week revealed not one, but two security vulnerabilities that allow anyone to bypass the lock screen on a variety of Samsung Android smatphones.
Webroot's Dancho Danchev is known for combing through the wilds of the Internet for places where cyber criminals congregate and reporting back with interesting news about tools and services offered for sale.
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