Security

Twitter Phishing Scam now becomes Facebook Phishing Scam

The Twitter Blog reported last week that people are receiving emails which contain links to a phishing site asking you to enter your login details. I decided to check it out today and was surpised to see that the entire twitter interface has been converted to that of Facebook, which means that they are now getting ready for a Facebook phishing scam! Good news is that Internet Explorer (with Website Checking Enabled), Firefox 3 (Firefox 2 did not block the site) and Google Chrome all display big warnings.

Hack Windows Vista; Get Paid

Less than a month after Trend Micro discovered Vista flaws being sold off for $50,000 in the underground market by hackers, VeriSign’s iDefense Labs has placed an $8,000 bounty on remote code execution holes in Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7. This is part of its three-year old Vulnerability Contributor Program which compensates individuals who provide iDefense with advance notification of unpublished vulnerabilities and/or exploit code. 3Com’s Zero Day Initiative is a similar program.

Beware: Potential vulnerability in Adobe Reader

Secunia reports that Piotr Bania has found a vulnerability in Adobe Reader, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when processing PDF files. This can be exploited to cause a heap corruption and may allow execution of arbitrary code when a specially-crafted PDF file is opened.

Ten Fixes, but Word remains Unpatched!

I reported that Microsoft had planned to release Office Fixes today. It did release office fixes, but the zero-day bug in Word still remains unpatched. eWeek reports that four were pulled citing problems with the quality of the updates.