Blog Posts Tagged with "Flash Attacks"


Adobe Issues Patch for Flash Zero Day Vulnerability

September 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"One of these vulnerabilities is being exploited in the wild in active targeted attacks... This universal cross-site scripting issue could be used to take actions on a user's behalf on any website or webmail provider if the user visits a malicious website..."

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How to Avoid the 9/11 Scams

September 10, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

Osama bin Laden’s death wasn’t a day old before hackers moved in, flooding social network sites with spam—links that promised images of the al-Qaeda leader but that led to corrupted Flash plug-ins. Today's 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be no different...

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Malvertising: The Use of Malicious Ads to Install Malware

June 13, 2011 Added by:Lenny Zeltser

Perhaps the future will bring malvertising campaigns where Flash-based ads usurp the victim's CPU cycles to run computations, such as distributed password cracking. Another potential is to use the browser for Bitcoin mining; such operations are already possible using pure JavaScript...

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McAfee: Mobile Malware Growth at All-Time High

February 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The growing popularity and variety of mobile communications platforms and a lack of consumer awareness about proper security precautions have provided criminals with ample opportunity to exploit devices like smartphones and tablets...

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Nearly Twenty Million New Malware Threats in 2010

January 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Almost twenty million new malware threats were identified in 2010, according to research by IT lab AV-Test. The number is more than fifty percent greater than those identified in 2009, and the trend shows an increase in the prevalence of unique malware samples over the last ten years...

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Flash Attacks: Big Money for Payment Card Scammers

January 15, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The latest ATM scam is so brilliantly simple, it’s hard to believe that it actually works. Apparently, banks’ fraud detection systems are unable to flag nearly simultaneous transactions from the same account. This leaves bank customers vulnerable to what’s been termed a flash attack...

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