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Zeus Crimeware Toolkit

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The Zeus botnet has been in the wild since 2007 and it is among the top botnets active today. This bot has an amazing and rarely observed means of stealing personal information--by infecting users' computers and capturing all the information entered on banking sites. Apart from stealing passwords, this bot has variety of methods implemented ...
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Yesterday, McAfee completed the acquisition of privately owned tenCube, the provider of the WaveSecure mobile security service. I’m excited to say that McAfee will now have a single platform, from the consumer to the enterprise, to address the management and security of all devices types, to all markets and with the most robust feature set. ...
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Following on from my post “10 Things You Don’t Want To Know About Bitlocker”, “TPM Undressed” and “Firewire Attacks Revisited” it recently came to my attention that Passware, Inc. A feisty California company has released a version of their forensic software which will decrypt Bitlocker and TrueCrypt protected hard disks via the classic Firewire vulnerabilities. ...
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TPM "Undressed…"

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Recently it was announced with much fanfare that the now-ubiquitous "TPM" chip found in most modern computers had been hacked. This obviously unnerved a lot of people, especially those hanging the safety of their secrets on free solutions like Microsoft Bitlocker which use the TPM to provide convenience to their users. The attack, invented about ...
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Operation Aurora has received a lot of attention over the past couple of days.  To recap, Google, Adobe, and many other companies were attacked with code exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer.  Since the announcement of this vulnerability (CVE-2010-0249), exploit code has been made public and already revised into a more usable form. History ...
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Earlier today, George Kurtz posted an entry, ‘Operation “Aurora” Hit Google, Others’,  on the McAfee’s Security Insight blog  The purpose of this blog is to answer questions about this particular attack; fill in some of the threat flow and McAfee coverage details. How were systems compromised? When a user manually loaded/navigated to a malicious web ...
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Recently a slew of news sites announced a newly discovered vulnerability (care of the German Security firm SySS) on a range of supposedly "secure" consumer USB sticks. With the right tools and know-how, these models from SanDisk, Kingston and Verbatim were apparently easy to defeat and retrieve the data from without knowing the user’s password. ...
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An update to this post was written by Ted Pan:  With Release of Windows 10, Questions About BitLocker Arise Again With the forthcoming release of Windows 7, questions about "Bitlocker" are coming up again. For those of you who were around during the original release of Bitlocker, or as it was known then "Secure Startup," ...
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