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Who is more dangerous? 1&1 or Vietnam?

Over the last couple of days there have been reports that "Vietnam is a haven of malware" with "more than half of [the .vn domains] hosting malware" and that the ISP "1&1" accounts for one in 10 botnet Command & Control (C&C) hosts.

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Who is more secure - Facebook or the botnets?

The recent release of the firesheep plugin, which makes it trivially easy for anyone running it to "sidejack" anyone else on the same unsecured public wifi network, highlights how insecure many popular websites (including social media sites such as Facebook) are. Even if the actual login is encrypted, typically subsequent data is sent unencrypted and that includes the key login session cookie. Firesheep allows its users to capture those cookies and use them themselves.

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The Mutation of ZeuS

Researchers at TrendMicro - and elsewhere - have identified changes to the infamous ZeuS trojan and how it is propagated. The new method involves another piece of malware named Licat, which uses techiques pioneered by the "conficker" worm to try and contact its Command and Control hosts. When Licat successfully finds a C&C host it downloads a new variant of ZeuS from them.

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Really Bad IP Addresses

As we add more and more feeds and get more and more subscribers we gather ever mode confirmation that some IP addresses (and for that matter some entire subnets) are the online equivalent of the habitual repeat offender.

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The SCADA Threat

Sometimes they let me out in public to talk to people and last night was one of those occasions. Last night I attended an INSA event where various security related issues were discussed. The main speaker was Admiral Mike McConnell, the former head of the NSA and former DNI, and he said something which I greatly fear is true, particularly regarding major infrastructure.

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