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470 million sites exist for 24 hours, 22% are malicious

  • 9th September 2014
Blue Coat researchers analyzed more than 660 million unique hostnames requested by 75 million global users over a 90-day period. They found that 71 percent of the hostnames, or 470 million, were “One Day Wonders,” sites that appeared only for a single day.The largest generators of these sites include organizations that have a ...
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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

  • 9th September 2014
A dodgy Symantec update brought pain for those remaining Windows XP users who rely on Norton to defend their undead operating system free from viruses. In a statement, Symantec admitted the problem but downplayed its significance. This issue has now been resolved. The limited number of customers affected should run a Live Update to mitigate the ...
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Semalt botnet hijacked nearly 300k computers

  • 8th September 2014
The “Semalt" botnet is quickly spreading across the Internet, Incapsula researchers warn.The botnet is named after a Ukrainian startup that poses as a legitimate online SEO service, and it currently numbers around 290,000 malware infected machines that continually spam millions of websites in a large-scale, referrer spam campaign.The goal of ...
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Researchers discover two SQL injection flaws in WordPress security plugin

  • 8th September 2014
Switzerland-based information security company High-Tech Bridge has discovered two SQL injection vulnerabilities in the All In One WordPress Security and Firewall plugin for blogging platform WordPress. The researchers tested on version 3.8.2, but indicated in a Wednesday post that versions prior to 3.8.2 are also likely ...
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