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Cisco: Blackhole arrest cuts exploit-kit traffic, but don’t let your guard down

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 Many packages are vying to take the popular kit’s place, and security threats still abound, report says. Exploit kits of cybercrime tools fell into a big slump in the first half of this year after Russian authorities nabbed the alleged creator of the popular Blackhole …

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Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | July 31st, 2014 DHS warns retailers of threat to point-of-sale systems. Malicious hackers are taking advantage of commonly used enterprise remote access tools to break into retail point-of-sale (POS) systems and plant malware on them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday. In an advisory prepared jointly with the …

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Microsoft rumored to be buying security firm that publicized Active Directory exploit

By Tim Greene, Network World | July 15th, 2014 Microsoft may buy an Israeli security company that posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a flaw. Microsoft is thinking about buying an Israeli security company that yesterday posted instructions on how to change Active Directory passwords by exploiting a design flaw. …

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