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Zeus Trojan modified for social media purposes

As the influence of social media on our daily lives continues to grow, business owners and marketing pros are always out to seize the opportunity. By building a social media empire of Facebook “likes”, Twitter “followers”, and Instagram “fans” a…

Exploit bypasses Adobe Reader's sandbox, being sold for $30-50k

Russian security firm Group-IB has found a zero-day flaw in Adobe Reader that bypasses the program's sandbox protection. Currently available on the black market for $30,000 to $50,000, the exploit allows attackers to sidestep the application's "Protected Mode," which was…

New malware targets Linux and Mac OS X

A new piece of malware targeting Macs and Linux-based systems is causing a world of trouble for those in its path. Wirenet.1 is responsible for stealing passwords stored in browsers like Chrome, Chromium, Firefox and Opera. Furthermore, it’s able to…

Apple releases Flashback Trojan patch for OS X 10.5 Leopard

Apple released a patch for the much-publicized Flashback Trojan back in April covering the most recent versions of its operating system, OS X 10.7 “Lion” and the almost three-year-old 10.6 “Snow Leopard”. That still left a number Mac owners running…