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Today’s Lesson: End Users in the Education Sector Are Twice as Likely to Visit Malicious Sites

Posted: 07 Jul 2015 10:45 AM | Sindyan Bakkal | no comments


The threat landscape today is both dynamic and diverse. On one end of the spectrum are mass infections and threats that, while not very sophisticated, cast a wide net. On the other hand, we have very advanced targeted threats that are crafted painstakingly with a single target in mind, and executed over...

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Adobe Flash Player 0-day Abused In The Wild (CVE-2015-3113), Our Customers Protected

Posted: 24 Jun 2015 08:20 AM | Carl Leonard | no comments


Websense® Security Labs™ researchers are aware of a vulnerability within Adobe Flash Player, CVE-2015-3113. Exploitation of the vulnerability leads to a buffer overflow which can be abused by a malware author to execute arbitrary code on the compromised machine. Adobe have deemed this vulnerability...

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More SSL Mess - Logjam

Posted: 21 May 2015 03:18 AM | Tamas Rudnai | no comments


More SSL Mess - Logjam

Can we get through a quarter without a major high profile SSL vulnerability? OpenSSL regularly patches high severity issues, however only certain vulnerabilities catch the media’s fancy. Logjam adds to the list of recently discovered high profile SSL vulnerabilities, which include Heartbleed, Poodle and FREAK to name a few. With an estimated 8.4 percent of the Top 1 million domains affected at the time of publication of this blog, this vulnerability poses a significant risk to the internet ecosystem much the same way its predecessors have and still do.

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Turn $1 into $100 right away…..Your personal files are encrypted!

Posted: 29 Apr 2015 03:00 PM | MarkHaffenden | no comments


Those are the five words that no one wants to see pop up on their screen. Websense® Security Labs™ researchers have identified an interesting tactic in the proliferation of Crypto ransomware. One published example exploits the very human vulnerability concerning the fear of receiving a parking...

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Andromeda – An attack kill chain analysis

Posted: 28 Apr 2015 04:00 PM | uwang | no comments


The Andromeda botnet, initially discovered in late 2011, is a highly modular platform for malicious activity. While it consists of key loggers, rootkits, anti-VM, anti-debugging and proxy features, it is mostly used as a method to establish a reliable backdoor to further deliver additional malware. Recently...

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Charting the Unexplored Threat Galaxy

Posted: 27 Apr 2015 10:30 AM | Ran Mosessco | no comments


We live in a world where the cyber threat landscape is very dynamic. Actionable threat intelligence is buried deep within terabytes of seemingly interesting but irrelevant data. Plausible deniability, false positives, lack of traceability and attribution, skillful attackers, adaptation of warfare techniques...

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