The malware has been hitting the news lately by stealing 2 Million Accounts passwords from Facebook, Twitter, Google, ADP. “The Pony malware is used to steal information: stolen credentials for websites, email accounts, FTP accounts, [and] anything it can get its hands on. In this case, attackers planted the malware on users’ machines around the world and were able to steal credentials for websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and even the payroll provider ADP,” says John Miller, security research manager at Trustwave. (trustwave.com, 2013).The malware has been around since beginning of this year – Jan 2013 (laboratoriomalware.blogspot.com, 2013).
PONY operates rates as a botnet controller. A Bot-net is a collection of interconnected computers (zombies) communicating with other infected computers in order to perform malicious attacks and controlled remotely. Continue reading Uncovering ‘PONY malware’
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore impact of ICT, in Education, Entertainment, Development, Governance/politics, and Industry
Design/methodology/approach – This is a term paper for ICT Impact on Society (MDC 6402).The methodology used is literature review from scientific research papers.
Findings – ICT has impacted every sector either positive or negatively but positive impact supersedes negative impacts.
Paper type – Research paper
Keywords— Education, Entertainment, Development, Governance/politics and, Industry
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n January 2012, Microsoft confirmedto PC manufacturers that they must enable Secure Boot by default on PCs to be “Certified for Windows 8”.
The purpose of Secure Boot is to put an end to computer viruses that sneak between the hardware and the operating system. These viruses, also known as bootkits, work by getting themselves loaded before the operating system, then they make changes to the operating system while it lies defenseless on disk, and then they load the now defenseless operating system and have their way with it. Continue reading NO BOOT FOR YOU ! With Windows 8
Computerworld – Yahoo today confirmed that 450,000 unencrypted usernames and passwords were stolen Wednesday from one of its services, although it downplayed the threat.
“We confirm that an older file from Yahoo! Contributor Network, previously Associated Content, containing approximately 450,000 Yahoo! and other company usernames and passwords was compromised yesterday, July 11,” Yahoo said in a statement forwarded by a company spokeswoman Thursday. Continue reading Hackers publish over 450,000 emails and passwords allegedly stolen from Yahoo
IDG News Service – Oracle is planning to ship 14 patches related to Java SE on Tuesday, including a number with the highest level of severity under the CVSS (common vulnerability scoring system) framework, according to a pre-release announcement on the company’s website.
“Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply Critical Patch Update fixes as soon as possible,” Oracle said. Continue reading Oracle to issue 14 patches for Java SE