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What is a secure OS?

An operating system can be compared to a shield. All additional built-in security capabilities are rivets on the shield. What is more important is the architecture, the principles underlying the OS. This determines whether the shield will be made of paper, plywood or steel.

Spam and phishing in Q2 2015

In Q2 2015, the percentage of spam in email traffic accounted for 53.4%. The USA (14.6%) and Russia (7.8%) remained the biggest sources of spam. China came third with 7.1%. The Anti-Phishing system was triggered 30,807,071 times on computers of Kaspersky Lab users.

Microsoft Security Updates August 2015

Microsoft releases a new batch of fourteen security updates patching over fifty vulnerabilities today, with one of them known to be abused in targeted attacks. A large number of the vulnerabilities were reported by researchers from Google and their Project Zero,… Read Full Article

Adobe, MS Push Patches, Oracle Drops Drama

Adobe today pushed another update to seal nearly three dozen security holes in its Flash Player software. Microsoft also released 14 patch bundles, including a large number of fixes for computers running its new Windows 10 operating system. Not to be left out of Patch Tuesday, Oracle’s chief security officer lobbed something of a conversational hand grenade into the security research community, which responded in kind and prompted Oracle to back down.

Chip Card ATM ‘Shimmer’ Found in Mexico

Fraud experts in Mexico have discovered an unusual ATM skimming device that can be inserted into the mouth of the cash machine’s card acceptance slot and used to read data directly off of chip-enabled credit or debit cards.

Darkhotel’s attacks in 2015

In 2015, many of Darkhotel’s techniques and activities remain in use. However, in addition to new variants of malicious .hta, we find new victims, .rar attachments with RTLO spearphishing, and the deployment of a 0day from Hacking Team.

Wave of VBE files leading to financial fraud

Old tricks never die, and bad guys know that. We recently saw a big wave of malicious VBE files targeting Brazilian users, distributed via email messages.

Wave of VBE files leading to financial fraud

Old tricks never die, and bad guys know that. We recently saw a big wave of malicious VBE files targeting Brazilian users, distributed via email messages.

Blackhat USA and Defcon 2015

Blackhat and Defcon 2015 are being held in Las Vegas this year in the Mandalay Bay and Paris hotels, with 9,000 people in Blackhat attendance and more at Defcon. While attending Blackhat is far more expensive, you are almost assured… Read Full Article

Tech Firm Ubiquiti Suffers $46M Cyberheist

Networking firm Ubiquiti Networks Inc. disclosed this week that cyber thieves recently stole $46.7 million using an increasingly common scam in which crooks spoof communications from executives at the victim firm in a bid to initiate unauthorized international wire transfers.

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