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1. Can Your Web Hosting Account Be Used To Attack The White House?
April 30, 2015

The White House in the US has been under constant threat of physical and cyber adversaries. Although stringent security measures are followed and everything that goes in or out is under surveillance, there can always be exceptions and mistakes, which may be disastrous. We already know of various email scams of hackers impersonating White House officials and stealing personal sensitive information and data from unsuspecting email users. However, your own web hosting account, if left unsecured can become a tool in the hands of various anti-social elements, to create havoc. This article tries to ... (read more)

Author: Alex D

2. Questionable loyalties the cybersecurity implications of buying system software from foreign compan
August 21, 2014

At the very same time we are concerned about cyber-attacks, phishing attacks, botnet invasions, and other penetrations of our personal, industrial, and national defense systems and networks, we’re turning over the protection of those systems to foreign companies with possibly questionable loyalties. This is becoming a national security issue. We may need to establish defensive strategies that include blocking (or at least shining a light on) security products we rely on, produced by foreign agents or agencies. See also: North Korea ships malware-infected games to South Korean users, uses them ... (read more)

Author: guo ping

3. Save Your Business with Proper DDoS Protection
August 28, 2013

DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service is a huge attack on a server or a network of machines. This attack originated in the early 90s, when the severity was low. In the late 90’s or 2000’s the first real distributed DoS attack happened. During those days, Trinoo was the popular tool to execute such an attack. In the initial days of DDoS attacks, a series of computers were infected. These infected computers received commands from a central location which was also known as botnet C&C (Command and Control). But this system was easily traceable and the attacks could be prevented on time. So, the at... (read more)

Author: Ding Nicolas

4. Maybe not a high level business that has been affected
August 09, 2013

No weapons were used absolutely no doorways pressured open up with no face masks or hide were used, but as much as $500Million continues to be stolen through businesses and individuals around the world. Reuters reported last week that one from the mobile phone industry's greatest ever cybercrime rings just been shut down. The actual Citadel botnet procedure, very first uncovered in August last year, implies that anybody who really wants to think big with regards to cybercrime can make truckloads of cash without staying away.It's a acquainted tale of basic identity theft - PC's used to entry on... (read more)

Author: Raleigh Robeson

5. Are Macs Really More Secure Than PCs?
July 26, 2013

For years, Apple has claimed that Macs are unassailable to attack, while rebuking Windows as being filled with security holes. Now not only has a Trojan been able to infect Macs and create a botnet, but many famous researchers caution that the Mac's Operating System is more vulnerable than both Windows or Linux. There has been a lot of media hype recently about the detection of the world's first Mac botnet. On downloading a pirated copy of iLife, Mac users found that their machines were corrupted by a Trojan which opens a port on the local connection hosts by acting as a back door. W... (read more)

Author: Anas Khan

6. Spammers tune their game to stay ahead of filters and lawenforcement - RF Wireless Tablet Manufactu
July 24, 2013

When Microsoft slayed the notorious botnet Rustock, which had beensending as much as 40 percent of all spam worldwide, in March 2011,it forced the volume of spam into a decline from which it has neverfully recovered. But while spammers lost a major weapon in their arsenal with theRustock seizure, they have proven adept at changing their tactics.In the last few years, security experts say, spammers have embracedmore sophisticated means of tricking users into following links.They have also followed users from email onto social networks. At its peak in late 2008, spam accounted for more t... (read more)

Author: he ni

7. Answers To Your Wordpress Security Questions in the Wake of the Current Brute Force Attacks.
July 05, 2013

Hey there my name is Graham, I'm a Bailbond agent and a Real Estate Professional in Central California, so I have several sites dedicated to my businesses that I count on and manage my self. I want to talk a little about Wordpress security. Last week I went to log in to one of my wordpress sites and this is the popup message I got. "Due to botnet brute force login attack, temporarily use the following credentials to access wordpress". I didn't know how that got there and my first thought was my site had been hacked, so I checked with my hosting provider and sure enough they had put i... (read more)

Author: Mindy Woolstenhulme

8. Botnets - Is Your Computer A Slave?
April 27, 2013

Whenever we think about online criminals and cybercrime lots of people still just imagine a gang of bored kids sitting around in their parent’s homes, writing some nasty programs and stealing some cash, but actually it’s nothing like that. The reality is that cybercrime is controlled by highly advanced, well-organized and extremely creative organizations that execute quite complex hierarchical projects in an effort to generate a significant profit from a range of activities . These crime syndicates are turning cybercrime into a increasingly more developed market on a yearly basis. The botnet i... (read more)

Author: Franklin Forest

9. Get IT Support Quick Smart For Your WordPress Website
April 19, 2013

If you haven’t heard about the latest security warning issued by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg, and your business site is run from a WordPress CMS, then you could be in trouble. It’s time to stop sleeping under a rock I’m afraid as some very well organised hackers may have reminded you that the web is still a dangerous platform to interact with. “Attention WordPress users: If you have a WordPress username set to ‘admin,’ change it immediately.” Those Darn Botnet’s Are Trouble The security issue that was announced by Mullenweg on Friday 12th April 2013, is that there are tens of t... (read more)

Author: Jeff Nevil

10. Major Large-Scale Brute Force Attack Against WordPress Sites Underway
April 18, 2013

A large-scale brute force attack against WordPress sites is occurring. The distributed attack comes from a large botnet with more than 90,000 servers. The bots are attempting to log in as admin by cycling through common usernames and passwords, using the so-called dictionary attack principle. After studying the various attack patterns, security software firm Sucuri has concluded that the number of hack attempts of WordPress Sites has trippled in recent months. It further concluded that the reports of large-scale attacks are accurate. Some hosting providers already emailed their clien... (read more)

Author: Alan Wake

11. CyberCrime - How it works
April 04, 2013

With the exponential increase in the number of people, young and old, using the web, it's become increasingly lucrative to be a cybercriminal. Billions of money is moved online amongst individuals and amongst firms everyday, its a massive market place and the stage appeared to be set for the larger players to come and play - The organized crime. No longer is the single wicked computer programmer the primary threat out there. The big crime bosses fairly quickly recognized the economic opportunity that’s in front of them and so they seized it. Today organized crime is far more sophisticated than... (read more)

Author: Franklin Forest

12. Hacking Used to Create Detailed Map of the Internet
March 23, 2013

An anonymous researcher has used illegal hacking techniques to create what some are calling the most accurate map yet of the internet and internet activity. The researcher built a botnet, a loose network of computers that can be harnessed to perform specific tasks, comprised of some 420,000 unprotected computers and other connected devices around the world. The researcher then uploaded a small program onto the devices, which monitored their activity. The result was what the researcher called  “the largest and most comprehensive IPv4 census ever.”  The animated ma... (read more)

13. How To Stop DDoS Attacks
February 25, 2013

Before attempting to stop any impending DDOS attacks, it is beneficial to try and understand how the DDOS traffic is created in the first place. In practice, the large traffic that constitutes a DDOS attack does not usually come from one source. The main way such traffic is generated is using a botnet. A botnet is described as a collection of PCs that have been infected with a virus that allows the writer of that virus to control them in what is known as a botnet herd. Botnets still thrive today because viruses use the vulnerabilities in Windows OS based computers to infect these com... (read more)

Author: Casey Miller

14. How to Stop a DDoS Attack
February 25, 2013

Before attempting to stop any impending DDOS attacks, it is beneficial to try and understand how the DDOS traffic is created in the first place. In practice, the large traffic that constitutes a DDOS attack does not usually come from one source. The main way such traffic is generated is using a botnet. A botnet is described as a collection of PCs that have been infected with a virus that allows the writer of that virus to control them in what is known as a botnet herd. Botnets still thrive today because viruses use the vulnerabilities in Windows OS based computers to infect these com... (read more)

Author: Casey Miller

15. Science Tecnistions demonstrations text-sourced cell phone botnet
April 10, 2012

A burglar specialist comes armed with displayed a free Android Mobile Phone created, Sms-influenced cell phone botnet. Released at the year’s ShmooCon achieving, some sort of substantiation-to-suggestion confirms several smartphones recognizing requires ones convenient location, for information about the main orders ui. “A Single botnet determine case may be readily available where pda robots are given instruction manual over sms that are ready because of a proxy within the GSM computer and also also the registration coating, crafting the particular botnet mail messages translucent with regard... (read more)

Author: ayay wang

16. The kneber botnet - HDMI Output DVD Player - DVB-T Terrestrial Receiver Manufacturer
April 05, 2012

That A fresh exposed circle as to sacrificed offers dubbed, some “Kneber botnet“, was able to expertly taint 75,000 offers from more 2,500 links internationally, which includes Wad Of Cash 500 insurers not to mention Local, Status as Oughout.S Administration corporations. Why completed your current botnet managed to remain for a moment beneath the radar? Who Also’s in the dust keep in mind this? Could beneficial remote subterranean plan, or perhaps even a a section of the malicious demo tape regarding cybercrime lending broker diversifying on a perhaps many fronts inside the subway economy? Gl... (read more)

Author: fhmfg sdvs

17. Profitability of spam finally measured - Bio Energy Water Filter - Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve
April 02, 2012

Professionals near UCSD take inspired the entire return just for fake led to simply because Weather Event botnet. The particular for each and every-sales message response minute rates are astonishingly below average, truly good enough any spammer to produce a profit. Only at that year’s ACM Getting Together With referring to Software as well as the Verbal Exchanges Equity, Stefan Savage, Vern Paxson and therefore team listed a standard paper why standards one particular transformation cash rate, actually charge from which a marketing idea leads to an item sale made, to make spam site. The c's ... (read more)

Author: Christine Christy

18. From gimmiv to conficker the lucrative ms08-067 flaw - China Eas Label - China Eas Security Tag
April 02, 2012

GENEVA — All Of The imperative MS08-067 being exposed spent on the Conficker earthworms to an effective botnet endures as a excellent safety measures abyss on cyber hackers. Within a appearance your Hsv Bulletin 2009 national gathering the following, the best trio from 'Microsoft' individuals dissected your current adware and catches in order to MS08-067 and found associated with unlawful gangs remain applying a new flaw inside garden personal data-robbery Trojans along inclined Windows poppers. [ See: Eyeballing Conficker due to total eye-graphs or maps ] Even before the look off Conficker at... (read more)

Author: Chris Christina

19. The malware endangered your android tablet
March 09, 2012

A piece of Google Android tablet spyware has been discovered that bargains capital by means of itself root admittance then attaching to a botnet to generate high grade rate texting and message or calls. The malware has been referred to as RootSmart by the investigation crew guided by Xuxian Jiang, admin professor of NC State University's office of computer science. Covering up in a Google android application named Google android smart, which employs the particular default process configuration settings icon, it stays for specific functions just like an outward bound contact ahead of arranging ... (read more)

Author: dino direct

20. New Waledac Variant Goes Rogue
February 28, 2012

Disabled spamming botnet creates new variant that steals user credentials. Remember the infamous Storm spamming botnet that later re-emerged as Waledac and was later silenced in a high-profile takedown led by Microsoft? It's baaaack -- and this time it's performing more malicious activity than sending annoying spam messages. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks say earlier this month they discovered a new, more nasty variant of the Waledac malware that not only sends spam, but also steals passwords and other credentials: It can sniff for FTP, POP3, and SMTP user credentials, as well as ... (read more)

Author: Donald Carroll

21. Incoming Waves of Small Botnets
December 06, 2011

Large botnets nowadays are in the hot seat due to the fact that law enforcement as well as security agencies are tracking and eliminating them one by one. In fact some of the major botnet operations have been ended and their operators are now behind bars. Because of the increase of crackdowns against them, some vile minds are directing their skills to different avenues. These avenues are multiplying in an alarming rate even with the increase of crackdowns against them and the reason is simple – because they are smaller and much harder to trace botnets. These kinds of botnets ar... (read more)

Author: eccuni -

22. Can Macs "Catch" Viruses?
November 28, 2011

Did you know the more popular Macs become, the more susceptible they become to viruses? True, Macs are currently far less susceptible than PCs, however, that doesn’t mean they’re completely safe. In the last few years, Mac viruses have become more common. When less than 3% of the population used Macs, there was no point in making malicious software for the Mac operating system. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t done. Mac viruses have been coded and transferred on floppy discs in the past. Today it’s much easier to transmit or pick up computer viruses. Be aware that any computer connected to the i... (read more)

Author: Wave Front Computers

23. How to detect Storm Botnet Virus?
November 25, 2011

Storm botnet virus was first detected in January 2007. The reason why it is called so is because of the storm-related subject lines that are associated with it for spreading infection through e-mail. This can be as catchy as '230 dead as storm batters Europe'. Also exciting topics of human interest are included as subject line of e-mail this can range from news worthy topics to political news. This is done so to attract the readers attention and provoke to open the e-mail. By a mere click upon the link will cause the system to be infected by Storm virus. This will then add malicious tex... (read more)

Author: Brandon Smith

24. Spam study - 25 out of every 10 000 spam mails lead to sales
November 04, 2011

Are you one of the 25 in every 10 000 who actually fall for one of the vast range of offers sent out in the form of spam every day? Hopefully not. But unfortunately, there are still enough people who do so to allow this situation to continue. In 2011, there are signs that the global spam volume may be about to stabilise. A number of botnets, as they're known, have been shut down, and this is because of better filters, mainly from the major ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Our own knowledge of what we should delete and what we should keep is also improving, making life harder for profes... (read more)

Author: Per Strand

25. Botnet outbreak six safety sword to lose possib safe practices situations
September 25, 2011

Refers to the variety of disease when malicious area code and even regulation schooling coupled to the Online World. Botnet is growing tremendously experienced possibility, sadly for as long as involving us remove of which with a six swords, botnets this would definately be hard to rationale costly pitfalls.First Blade: The filtering planWorld Wide Web Blocking center has always been zombie networking systems from the biggest weaponry. These services check out Websites from this out of place action, quite possibly capture connected diagnosed harmful activity combined with corner usage of these... (read more)

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