Sep 17

Results of a study of the world of information security market

Gartner published a study of the global security market

Last year, the information security market grew by 7.9%.

Research agency Gartner published a study on the global market for information security in 2012. According to a study last year, the IS market grew by 7.9% – to $ 19.135 billion compared with 2011.

The market leader is still the company Symantec, which owns a stake in the market
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Sep 14

Insider threats are more difficult to detect/prevent than they were in 2011

According to new research from the company Vormetric, approximately 54% IT-administrators believe that now more and more difficult to identify and prevent insider attacks, compared with 2011. 46% of respondents admitted that they suffer from similar threats. The reason for careful attention to insider activity was the scandal of Edward Snowden.

The main problem for 63% of the respondents was
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Sep 13

Blizzard Members faced a new phishing attack

In the Internet unfolded a new phishing attack aimed directly at fans of multiplayer role-playing games.

Users find in their mailboxes letter with the heading «Blizzard Entertainment IP Restrictions», which informs recipients that their accounts have been compromised. Potential victims advised to confirm the legitimacy of the accounts from the following link.

The letter came illiterate and
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Sep 10

Trojan that captures SMS, making two-factor authentication dangerous

New Trojan for Android mobile operating system does two-factor authentication is practically useless and even dangerous.

The main feature of the malware identified Dr. Web as Android.Pincer.2.origin, is that it intercepts all SMS-message arriving on the infected device and sends them to the attacker.

The specialists of Dr. Web found the Trojans, note that he is disguised as a security
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Sep 02

Google: Disclosure timeline for zero-day vulnerabilities

Google has identified a firm deadline for disclosing zero-day vulnerabilities

Google has introduced rules for the disclosure of information about new vulnerabilities, analyzed by security Google.

 To correct actively exploited “zero-day” vulnerabilities manufacturers now has 7 days, after which all of the available information will be published in the public domain. The changes apply only to
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Aug 31

Adobe critical vulnerability: System compromise in Flash Player

Yesterday, a new update has been pushed out to deal with two critical flaws: CVE-2015-0311 and CVE-2015-0312.

Danger: High
The presence of fixes: Yes
The number of vulnerabilities: 1

CVSSv2 rating: (AV: N / AC: L / Au: N / C: C / I: C / A: C / E: U / RL: O / RC: C) = Base: 10 / Temporal: 7.4
CVE ID: CVE-2015-0312
Vector exploitation: Remote
Impact: Compromise system

Affected Products:

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Aug 26

Club Nintendo Japan has been hacked

Japanese Nintendo announced today that its main fan site was attacked by hackers who have gained access to data about approximately 24,000 users.

In the hands of criminals were the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email data users. Project Club Nintendo has been attacked by powerful solutions for over passwords and logins. It is known that all hackers a few days spent 15.5 million
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Aug 21

Free anti-virus package ClamAV 0.98 has been released

Free antivirus package ClamAV 0.98 has been presented. At the moment, the size of ClamAV virus database is approximately 2.8 million virus signatures – is three times more than was delivered in the 0.97.0 release. Base malware signature web- pages comprises almost 1.6 million entries, which is 4.5 times higher than in ClamAV 0.97.0.

ClamAV 0.97 Key improvements:

- Added new signatures for
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Aug 17

In August, Symantec discovered 213 new variants of malicious programs for mobile devices

In addition, experts have found 469 new vulnerabilities, which is 13% higher than in August 2012.

Symantec has introduced a virus activity report for August 2013. Experts analyzed the level of spam, the most common scams on social networks, the number of malicious programs for mobile devices, and phishing attacks.

The authors of the study say that the most popular form of fraud in social
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Aug 16

Critical vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer

A critical vulnerability found in all supported versions of web browser Internet Explorer, including IE6, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10 and IE11, – said company Microsoft on portal TechNet.

The vulnerability affects all versions of Windows, from Windows XP, and ending with Windows 8.1, which is scheduled to release only in October.

The vulnerability allows an attacker to remotely execute arbitrary code
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