Computerworld Security: August 04, 2015
Remember Conficker? It's still around
The Conficker Working Group was tasked with stopping the botnet and finding its
creators. It's still at work -- and so is Conficker.
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IN THIS ISSUE
1. DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill
2. Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting
3. Yahoo tackles big 'malvertising' campaign in its ad network
4. Newest RIG exploit kit driven by malicious ads
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Attackers can launch unlimited intrusion attempts, consequence-free, until they
find a successful technique to circumvent a target company's prevention systems.
This paper shows how to flip the odds on attackers and stop them after they have
managed to access your network.
DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill
The bill under consideration of the Senate has been criticized by privacy
Macs can be remotely infected with firmware malware that remains after reformatting
Researchers created Thunderstrike 2 firmware malware that could remotely infect
Apple computers and remain even if a user were to wipe the hard drive and
reinstall the OS. At Black Hat and Def Con, they will demo their firmware
malware that is so tough to detect and to get rid of that they suggested it
presents a toss your Mac in the trash situation.
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Yahoo tackles big 'malvertising' campaign in its ad network
Yahoo said Monday it had removed malware from its advertising network, after
malicious code there had gone undetected for at least six days.
Newest RIG exploit kit driven by malicious ads
Earlier this year, a disgruntled reseller leaked the source code for version 2.0
of the RIG exploit kit. Since then, the RIG's author has released a new version,
which was recently discovered by researchers from Trustwave. The latest version
uses malvertising in order to deliver a majority of its traffic, infecting some
1.25 million systems to date.
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