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(October 2011) Posts

Typosquatting

Posted: 24 Oct 2011 08:42 PM | Anonymous | no comments


Do you often make mistakes when typing? Is the Backspace key your friend? Well, you are not alone! Most of us make typing errors once in a while, but what if those errors could cause data leakage? Typosquatting exploits common typing errors made when entering a Web address in a browser--typing “a”...

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Gaddafi Death Rumours Sure to Spark Spam

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 02:07 PM | Anonymous | no comments


Websense ThreatSeeker® Network has been tracking an ongoing spam campaign relating to reports of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's death. We have been monitoring related spam campaigns about Gaddafi for a while now, and the recent rumours of his death as stated here on Reuters seem to have raised...

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Duqu - Stuxnet 2.0

Posted: 19 Oct 2011 06:10 PM | Patrik Runald | no comments


The security industry is buzzing today after Symantec released a whitepaper on a threat known as Duqu . What's interesting about Duqu is that it's heavily based on the Stuxnet source code, a worm that targets industrial control systems (ICS). The Stuxnet source code has never been made available...

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Turkish government Web sites compromised by an attack from Margent

Posted: 09 Oct 2011 04:01 AM | Hermes Li | no comments


A Margent attack is a popular mode of inbreak where even an ordinary hacker can take advantage of it to attack Web sites. This week, Websense Security Labs discovered that several Turkish government Web sites were compromised by this kind of attack. In a Margent attack, the attacker gets control permission...

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First Wave of Halloween Scares

Posted: 05 Oct 2011 04:00 PM | Anonymous | no comments


Halloween is just around the corner, and, as expected, malware authors have already concocted a brew of early scares: blackhat SEO, fake Adobe Flash notification, and a malicious file download.

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Facebook and Websense Partner to Protect Users from Malicious Links

Posted: 03 Oct 2011 02:30 PM | Carl Leonard | 2 comment(s)


Today, we have some exciting news. Some of you may have already heard about it, because it is big! Starting today, we have implemented a partnership with Facebook, arguably the largest, most important platform on the globe, to better protect users against malicious links leading to malware-embedded websites...

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