The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the National White Collar Center(NW3C) and FBI, released the 2008 annual report about the Internet crime complaints received. As per the report the Internet Crime jump up to 33 percent. The IC3 said it received 275,000 complaints last year, up from about 207,000 the year before.
April 1 is reportedly D-Day for the latest variant of the global worm, but is the hype living up to reality. Dire predictions for the wave of destruction coming with Conficker.C’s activation may be grossly exaggregated, but that doesn’t mean solution providers shouldn’t help their customers prepare for this and many other security threats.
Two security researchers have discovered a serious XSS weakness affecting the Twitter, a popular micro-blogging platform. The attack, posted by researchers at Secure Science is an innocuous proof of concept that forces users to send out a predetermined twitter message, but it could be repurposed into a very nasty worm, said Lance James, chief scientist with Secure Science.
In Recent, hackersblog has posted the proof that hackers have used the SQL injection technique to gain access to the Telegraph's database.
Security researchers have noticed that the popular social networking site Facebook has been hit by at least three separate security issues in the last week - two phony application and the latest variety of the koobface worm. This is just the latest in a series of concerns surrounding Facebook user's security recently.
Adobe has released the 10.0.22.87 version of its Flash Player application which includes fixes for serious vulnerabilities and is classified as critical. One of the most serious flaws addressed in the new version has been reported by security and vulnerability research company iDefense Labs and allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system under the credentials of the active user.
Various security firms have discovered a new mobile worm that targets the mobile phones with Symbian OS. This new mobile worm features a signed Symbian certificate and propagates by sending malicious links via SMS to all contacts in a phone's memory.
The one of the most popular open source bulletin board, phpBB, has suffered a major security breach that has resulted in the exposure of more than 4 lac e-mail addresses. A hacker has obtained access to both the forum and mailing list databases by exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in the PHPlist newsletter software.
Google's mail service Gmail also affected from Google's malware filter error. Not only Google.com as being malicious on the internet, but Gmail also cataloged valid emails as spam. On the previous saturday, because of an incorrect labeling of the URL of '/' as a value to the file, Google displayed "this site may harm your computer" message with the associated results.
Microsoft went to minimize the annoyance of User Account Control in Windows 7,but some Windows 7 beta testers say they have found a serious vulnerability that could enable miscreants to turn off UAC without any user interaction.