Security Vulnerability found in Google Chrome Running on Windows

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 11-05-2011

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The most secure features of Google Chrome, including Sandbox, ASLR and DEP, were simply bypassed by VUPEN security researchers. The vulnerability is for the most latest version of Google Chrome (v11.0.696.65) for Windows.

The vulnerability is found to be impacting all Windows based computers running 32 bit as well as 64 bit OS. The vulnerability was exploited by just making the user visit a… Continue reading

Linux Routers Targeted by Tsunami Malware

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security, Cyber Awareness | Posted on 11-03-2011

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Ever thought Linux is invulnerable and robust against malware attacks? then its time to rethink. Security researchers at TrendMicro found malware that can exploit routers based on Linux and Unix platforms. The malware, though was said to be predominantly found in Latin America, has possibilities of spreading to other regions.

Potential of the threat
As per the source: the malware code, found to be ELF_TSUNAMI.R, has… Continue reading

Nasdaq System Faces Malware Attack

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 08-02-2011

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The company that owns Nasdaq Stock market, recently informed that a malware attack was identified on its servers. The story was first posted on Wall Street Journal. The Nasdaq trading was not affected as the attackers’ target was information from the boards of directors of publicly traded companies.

Going into the details, few suspicious files were found on the U.S servers by the Nasdaq OMX group… Continue reading

Being Secure from Drive-by Malware

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Cyber Awareness | Posted on 12-11-2010

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Despite high levels of investment on security tools like firewall, anti-malware, etc and precaution measures like safe browsing, etc many Internet users still fail to keep their PCs from getting infected. This can be attributed to the lower awareness levels on the increasing types of malware which evolve with new tactics and also negligence in updating the application software of PC regularly. Drive-by malware is one such… Continue reading