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(July 2011) Posts

Websense Researchers at Black Hat USA 2011

Posted: 29 Jul 2011 09:36 AM | Anonymous | no comments


This week, some of the members of the Websense Security Labs™ will be attending Black Hat USA 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blackhat is arguably the largest and most important Internet security conference in the world. Armin Beuscher and I (Stephan Chenette) will be in the Black Hat Arsenal demo area...

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Hands-on Training with the Security Labs

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 08:00 AM | Anonymous | no comments


Websense Security Labs™ just completed a two-day training event with some of our TRITON™ advisory board customers. We showed attendees some of the internal and external tools we use to analyze various Web threats, including PDF, JAR, and SWF exploits. We also showed attendees how to deobfuscate...

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Has my credit card really been blocked?

Posted: 28 Jul 2011 02:18 PM | Anonymous | no comments


Websense ThreatSeeker® Network has been monitoring and tracking a recent wave of email attacks being spread and aimed at credit card users and holders. The attack comes in the form of a short email with fairly detailed text alerting the recipient that their credit card has been blocked, and that...

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Sophisticated injection abuses the Twitter trend service

Posted: 27 Jul 2011 08:41 AM | uwang | no comments


About three years ago code injection was very simple, where most of them were just an iFrame tag. Hackers then started to insert a piece of script code to obfuscate the malicious code, yet the goal still remains the same – to insert an iFrame tag or script tag to redirect vistors to another site...

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Facebook scams aiming to profit from recent tragedies in Norway and Amy Winehouse's death

Posted: 25 Jul 2011 10:36 AM | Elad Sharf | no comments


The tragic events that occurred at the end of last week with the Norway attacks and the sudden death of British singer Amy Winehouse resulted in some unwanted scam activities in cyberspace. Websense Security Labs ™ and the Websense ThreatSeeker ® Network have detected that scams pretending...

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David Beckham's Web site hacked

Posted: 11 Jul 2011 05:50 AM | Artem Gololobov | no comments


David Beckham's family had a baby girl this weekend, the fourth child in their family. CONGRATULATIONS! Being a very famous football player, Beckham's Web site has been visited by lots of fans and has a relatively high Alexa rank, especially after this weekend: There are bad fans as well: as...

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Does Mac OS X Need Protection?

Posted: 07 Jul 2011 03:00 PM | Anonymous | 3 comment(s)


Over the last couple of months, the concern of whether Mac OS X has become a greater target for attackers has grown, and rightfully so. The Mac OS X market share has steadily increased, and is currently well above 10 percent . From the attackers standpoint, what it always comes down to is dollars. At...

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Jailbreakme.com 3 and security implications

Posted: 07 Jul 2011 10:29 AM | Patrik Runald | no comments


Jailbreakme.com version 3 went public yesterday and offers, again, a simple way to jailbreak an iOS device. And it's very, very simple. In fact, in our testing the jailbreak doesn't take more than 20 seconds from start to finish and works flawlessly. It doesn't crash your browser, and it...

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