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March 2010

Paypal phishing attack

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I came across multiple emails in my inbox which were talking about my Paypal account being blocked. The mails had a subject line as “Your Papal account is suspended”. I immediately sensed it as phishing email. As earlier I had received emails indicating about payments that I made using Paypal...

Internet Explorer .HLP vulnerability on Windows XP

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Microsoft’s security team is investigating a security vulnerability reported at http://isec.pl/ by Maurycy Prodeus. The vulnerability is observed on operating system older than Windows Vista (i.e. Windows XP). In this, the attacker hosting a malicious website can remotely run arbitrary code by convincing the user to press the computer’s F1...

Spanish police arrested 3 hackers as suspected masterminds of Mariposa botnet.

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Mariposa botnet which has grown much stronger over last six months was posing a big challenge for security software developers. The botnet which was first observed in April-May 2009 has shown significant traffic growth over last six months indicating substantial number of compromised computers. The botnet was quite actively managed...