This excellent article reminds us that, although Internet privacy seems to be getting all the attention and headlines these days, we shouldn’t become complacent about cyber-crime, an industry now worth more than $12.5 billion.
Dont Forget The Cyber Criminals (via Forbes).
Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans ‘silent’ updates (via BBC News).
The main story is about Microsoft phasing out old versions (like IE6) and introducing automatic updates for its Internet Explorer web browser, but it is interesting WHY they are doing so. Old web browsers are often targeted by hackers and susceptible to malware attacks.
Facebook worm poses as two blonde women | Naked Security
If you’re a Facebook user be on your guard against the latest worm reportedly spreading on the system. … And here’s the Register’s take on it: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/29/facebook_worm_spreads/
Danger worm hijacks Facebook accounts to inject banking Trojan • The Register
A dangerous worm [...]
Malware for profit.Crooks make it rain by seeding cloud with zombies • The Registerwww.theregister.co.ukMalware operators are once again trying to generate profits from the cloud, this time by stealing the resources of infected computers and selling them to a new distributed-computing network, researchers from Kaspersky said.
Hackers have used a nasty rootkit / Trojan combination to already snag 4 million computers.World's stealthiest rootkit pushes DNS hijacking trojan • The Registerwww.theregister.co.ukOne of the world's most advanced pieces of malware is being used to spread DNS Changer, a trojan at the heart of a massive click fraud scheme that has already hijacked 4 [...]
Haven't seen sandboxing get this much attention in the mainstream IT press before. A good piece.Think sandboxing will stop malware? Here's why you're wrong, Applewww.guardian.co.ukMatthew Baxter-Reynolds: The announcement that Apple will introduce 'sandboxing' for code on Macs, and that Microsoft has similar plans for some Windows 8 apps, doesn't mean the malware problem is going [...]