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Security Fix: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Hackers exploit Adobe Reader flaw via comic strip syndicate

Hackers broke into an online comic strip syndication service Thursday, embedding malicious code that sought to exploit a newly discovered security flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat, Security Fix has learned. On Monday, Adobe Systems Inc. said it was investigating...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 18, 2009; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Twitter.com hijacked by 'Iranian cyber army'

Hackers hijacked the Web site of micro-blogging community Twitter.com early Friday, briefly redirecting users to a Web page for a group calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army." The attackers apparently were able to redirect Twitter users by stealing the credentials...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 18, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Latest Warnings  
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Group IDs hotbeds of Conficker worm outbreaks

Internet service providers in Russia and Ukraine are home to some of the highest concentrations of customers whose machines are infected with the Conficker worm, new data suggests. The report comes from the Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit that tracks global...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 16, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  From the Bunker  | Tags: conficker worm, shadowserver  
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Hackers target unpatched Adobe Reader, Acrobat flaw

Adobe Systems Inc. said Monday it is investigating reports that attackers are exploiting a previously unidentified security hole in its Acrobat and PDF Reader software to break into vulnerable computers. The acknowledgment coincided with an alert published by the Shadowserver...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 15, 2009; 12:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Safety Tips  
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