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Cyberspace grew both more dangerous and irritating in the first quarter of the year, according to McAfee Labs’ threat report for the period. In a report issued this week, the tech security company sounded a special warning about the Citadel Trojan, which has been updated to extract personal information from victims.
Web application vulnerabilities remained one of enterprises most pressing issues, rising 14% in 2012 over 2011 end of year numbers, according to a recent report. These vulnerabilities were exploited by attackers who, more often then not, injected malicious scripts and executables onto legitimate websites, targeting client side vulnerabilities in the browser core and in plugins such as those in Internet … Read more
Less spam in your inbox: Good news. More spam geared towards targeted attacks: Not so good… In the wake of multiple large-scale botnet take-downs in 2011 and 2012, the over all volume of general spam traffic decreased significantly (53%), but targeted attacks via email are on the uptick according to researchers from German e-mail security provider Eleven. The percentage of … Read more
The discovery of an apparent botnet comprising Android devices opens up yet another chapter in the developing march of mayhem in the smart phone world. More and more, we are seeing cyber criminals taking advantage of profit opportunities on mobile devices.