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Zero-day Flash vulnerability delivered by Angler

Posted by Kevin on January 22, 2015

The Angler exploit kit has, according to Cisco’s latest report, replaced Blackhole as the kit of choice for the bad guys: Cisco Security Research attributes Angler’s popularity to the decision by its author(s) to eliminate the requirement of downloading a Windows executable to deliver malware. Angler’s use of Flash, Java, Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE), and […]

Your free adult toy is the Angler EK

Posted by Kevin on November 6, 2014

Demonstrating the continuous intellectual battle between cyber attackers and security researchers, Malwarebytes has an interesting post on a newly found malvertising sample. The ad, featuring tiny-toyz.com, is placed by the agency AdXpansion — which, judging by the home page (the clue is in the ‘X’) specializes in ads in or for porn sites. But this […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/01/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 1, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, September 1, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Microsoft continues to defy the government On Friday, Judge Preska lifted […]