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Security NewsHot Cyber Security Weekly News

Dear readers, today we offer you a selection of the five  hot news in the field of Cyber Security over the past week:

  • Slider Revolution Plugin Critical Vulnerability Being Exploited;
  • Microsoft, eBay apps open to man-in-the-middle MITM attacks;
  • A previously unknown variant of the APT backdoor XSLCmd – OSX.XSLCmd;
  • Hackers break into server for Obamacare website;
  • Facebook will teach users to protect private data. (more…)

Amanda Rieth

Above is an old photo of the 7 year old daughter of Amanda Rieth who at the time was battling Stage IV neuroblastoma, this beautiful little girl is now 13 and has shown no signs of the cancer since 2007.

But this photo is still circulating around social networks without the Rieth family’s consent and being used by scammers to tug on your heartstrings. And it works. Requests to like and share this photo and to pray for this little girl are met with a strong response from good-hearted people.

This isn’t the only scam campaign designed to harvest Facebook likes and shares. (more…)

Internet PrivacyThe internet is a great place to share your thoughts or photos of special events and celebrations. Many of us regularly upload personal details and images that we are willing to share with our friends using various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

The level of personal data and information that we provide through the internet is used in a variety of ways, some of which we are comfortable with such as providing personal details for account verification or setting up an online account, but there are also legitimate concerns that some of this data is collected and used against our wishes, and this is beginning to make a growing number of us feel more than a little uncomfortable.

Personal financial information should still quite rightly remain off-limits but the details held about you on sites like Facebook are marketing gold, allowing companies who gain access to this data to target people with adverts and offers that match your personal likes and interests. (more…)

Doctor WebThe company “Dr Web” found a previously unknown functionality in the new malicious program for Facebook.

Trojan.Facebook.311 can not only publish the name of the new user’s status, join groups, post comments, but spamming social networks Twitter and Google Plus.

Trojan Trojan.Facebook.311 is written in JavaScript language for popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Attackers are spreading Trojan using social engineering techniques – unwanted programs to access the system using a special application installer that masquerades as a “security update for watching videos.” It is noteworthy that the installer is digitally signed by the company Updates LTD, owned by Comodo. Add-ins are called Chrome Service Pack and Mozilla Service Pack respectively. In order to spread malicious Trojan created a special page on the Portuguese language, focused, most likely, on the Brazilian users of Facebook. (more…)

FacebookAccording to the administration of Facebook, the social network has undergone a “complex” attack by unknown hackers.

At the same time, according to a company blog that the incident was identified in January of this year. Any sensitive data of users, according to Facebook, were not compromised.

Social networking experts also noted that the risk of compromising a server error after a number of employees have a link to a malicious resource and infect their computers with virus software.

At present septic systems are clean, and the incident notified the police. Currently, police are investigating the incident. (more…)

FacebookThe flaw allows attackers to intercept user credentials Facebook.

Facebook has released a new version of the Camera application for iOS to fix a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to break into user accounts, social networking, running-man attack in the middle.

Egyptian IT-specialist and CEO of Attack-Secure Mohamed Ramadan found the vulnerability and reported her to the administration of Facebook. According to the Ramadan, if the attacker was connected to the internet via the same wireless network as the victim, he could gain access to the transmitted traffic and intercept user credentials.

“The problem was that the application accepts SSL-certificates from any source, even from malware, and it allows an attacker to attack the man-on-the-middle for those users who use the app Camera for iPhone”, – explained Ramadan.

For vulnerability detection to the expert paid $3 thousand.

All users of the application for Facebook – Camera – need to upgrade to the latest version in order to protect themselves from identity theft.

Microsoft Security EssentialsAdditional protection is designed to prevent conduct phishing attacks against users of the service.

According to the developers of Microsoft, the next time was in supports standard DMARC (domain-based message authentication, reporting & conformance), is a technology improve security authentication protocols in the email.

Support is currently DMARC implemented in such popular resources as Facebook, Paypal and LinkedIn. In this case, in order to implement this standard on these services is to improve the protection of users from phishing and spam.

“Our implementation DMARC help protect you, visually highlighting messages from legitimate sources – the experts explain. – If the sender supports DMARC, we will place the radio button next to the message that indicates the security letters. ” (more…)

Sophos antivirus

Facebook fake messages

In Sophos noted that fraudulent scheme allows to steal personal data.

Sophos warns of new fraudulent scheme in which attackers use fake a proposal for iPad Mini for free. Become victims of false alerts users of social network Facebook.

The message that users receive, states: “You are a fan of Apple? Now operates a proposal for a iPad Mini. Click on the following link to get a free iPad Mini. “

Link redirects the user to a fake page of the application Facebook, which automatically puts a false notice of free iPad Mini in the profile of the victim in the social network. Thus scammers try to get into the scheme even more users.

Experts say that this fraudulent scheme allows attackers to steal users’ personal information and to spread spam messages to Facebook. (more…)

FacebookFacebook is adding eight companies to the five it already has on board to provide users with anti-virus protection.

The largest social network Facebook expands section AV Marketplace, where users are offered to download anti-virus software, by adding seven more products development companies. In addition, users have the ability to download from the site of the social network anti-virus software for tablet computers and smartphones. This was reported in a dedicated information security blog Facebook.

Recall that there is a section AV Marketplace on Facebook in April 2012. Through this section, users can download the full version of the popular antivirus programs for free, but only for a limited period, after which he issued a paid subscription.

Currently AV Marketplace contains about 20 anti-virus programs for personal computers, Mac computers and mobile devices. In the mobile section until there are only two software solutions – McAfee Mobile Security and Norton Mobile Security Lite, designed for smartphones and tablets based on Android. (more…)

Twitter spamMessage contains a link to a fake life, the transition to which the victim’s computer becomes a participant in a botnet.

Tags: Twitter, spam, Facebook

As the expert of GFI Labs Chris Boyd, in Twitter discovered a new spam campaign, distributing links to malicious resources under the guise of placing notices in the social network Facebook video file, which allegedly depicted the user to be notified. (more…)