Security Bytes

October 2007

Emerging cyberattacks and threats

  • FTC: Beware of phishing attempts

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 30 Oct 2007
  • Phishers are sending out fake messages from the Federal Trade Commission that drop malware onto the machines of users who click the malicious attachment. In response, the FTC has issued a public ...

  • Spammers exploiting SoCal fires

    Marcia Savage - Editor 24 Oct 2007
  • It's inevitable: Whenever there's a disaster, online scammers try to exploit the situation. Randy Abrams, director of technical education at security software vendor Eset, said he received an email ...

  • Beware of malicious pdf files

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 24 Oct 2007
  • Yesterday we reported that Adobe patched a critical flaw in its Adobe Reader and Acrobat programs. Now comes word that the bad guys are sending out malicious .pdf files that exploit the ...

  • Google fixes Gmail zero-day

    Leigha Cardwell - TechTarget 02 Oct 2007
  • Google has fixed that serious Gmail zero-day flaw my colleague Dennis Fisher wrote about last week. The problem is a cross-site scripting flaw attackers could exploit to silently forward emails and ...