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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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Instant Exploits?

Posted: 14 Jun 2011 08:02 PM | Anonymous | no comments


Earlier today, Google announced a number of new technologies as part of their Google Inside Search Launch ( http://www.google.com/insidesearch/ ). One of the more interesting is their idea to speed up the W eb with something called "Instant Pages." The basic idea is that they are taking their...

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Green Energy Black Hat SEO

Posted: 27 May 2011 10:00 AM | Anonymous | no comments


Websense Security Labs Threatseeker network has detected the Black Hat SEO attack on a domain that belongs to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The domain appears to be compromised by a number of medical spam-related URLs, most of which are compromised sites themselves. As you can see...

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Instant Previews: A Pawn for Malicious Intent

Posted: 17 Nov 2010 06:08 PM | Anonymous | no comments


Ever noticed a magnifying glass next to your Google search results lately? It is actually a new service that Google launched last week called Instant Previews . This service allows users to see what a page looks like before going to it by hovering or clicking the magnifying glass next to the Google search...

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Attackers using Prince William engagement for attacks

Posted: 16 Nov 2010 11:19 PM | Patrik Runald | no comments


It didn't take long for attackers to take advantage of the big news that Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married . As we have explained before, attackers have the process down to a science. They monitor breaking news, trending topics, and buzz words, then automatically manipulate search...

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