Hacking human gullibility with social penetration

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We don’t need no stinking exploits

Security penetration testers Mike Bailey and Mike Murray rely plenty on attacks that exploit weaknesses in websites and servers, but their approach is better summed up by the famous phrase “There’s a sucker born every minute.”…

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Zombie tactics threaten to poison honeypots

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Hive minds vs bot herders

Innovations in botnet technology threaten the usefulness of honeypots, one of the main ways to study how bot herders control networks of zombie PCs.…

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Scareware scams ride the back of killer whale tragedy

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Black hats pee in the pool again

Supposed footage of Wednesday’s fatal Sea World killer whale attack in Florida actually points at sites distributing scareware.…

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Spam filters stuff Canadian Beaver

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Venerable magazine to adopt less suggestive title

Venerable Canadian publication The Beaver has been obliged to change its name after prudish spam filters objected to its suggestive title.…

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Pharma link spammers invade Live Space

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Fake blog posts spamvertise knock-off pills

Cybercrime affiliates of unlicensed pharmaceutical websites have begun moving on from attacks purely designed to poison Google search engine results, and are now targetting Microsoft’s web properties.…

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Spammers aim to profit from swine flu pandemic

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Caution advised over modern day Harry Limes

Russian cybercrooks have laid the groundwork needed to build a business cashing in on swine flu panic-buying.…

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Facebook awarded $711m in ‘Spamford’ Wallace case

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Expects to receive almost nothing

Facebook has been awarded $711 million in damages against the infamous junk mail merchant, Sanford “Spamford” Wallace, who gained access to numerous accounts on the social website and sent phony messages to their friends.…

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YouTube video spam promotes Russian real estate

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A different kind of viral video

Russian security researchers have discovered a spam campaign that points towards video ads hosted on YouTube.…

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Penis pill spam: The hard figures

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$1,600 per spam run a day?

The economics of male enhancement pill spammers have been laid bare by security researcher Dmitry Samosseiko.…

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Worm wiggles through weary WordPress

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Spam-friendly malware spanks Scoble blog

Hackers are exploiting older installations of WordPress to distribute blog comment spam and disguise links to malware-contaminated sites.…

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