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Social Media - the New Exploit Frontier

One of the things that ThreatSTOP does is protect against known malware dropboxes - that is to say the servers that actually deliver the "Fake AV" or trojan when you accidentally visit the "wrong page". Of course these days the "wrong page" is frequently just the ads delivered at an otherwise perfectly legitimate page. Furthermore as companies like Sucuri point out repeatedly, cyber criminals use a variety of security exploits to add malicious PHP to all sorts of blogs and hosted websites. What is potentially worse is that, as the Inquirer reported recently, popular social media sites like Facebook and YouTube are hosting thousands of pages which contain malware links.

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Flash - you've been botted

There are times when I disagree strongly with Steve Jobs, and times when I think he may just have a point. The point in question being his dislike of Adobe's Flash. Flash, and Adobe Reader, are in the news again because of yet another security hole that's being actively exploited by the bad guys while Adobe can only promise to fix its code sometime the week after next.

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How ThreatSTOP Protects Against Zero-day Exploits

Since yet another Zero-day* vulnerability in Adobe Flash was announced yesterday it seems appropriate to explain how ThreatSTOP subscribers are protected against zero-day attacks on both client and server computers.

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