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Online shopping security tips

Online commerce has become a hugely popular enterprise. The convenience and deals people can find via the internet simply cannot be paralleled in a brick-and-mortar store. In fact, on Black Friday and Thanksgiving alone in 2015, consumers spent an incredible $4.45 billion through online shopping, according to Adobe. However, this popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed within […]

Adobe: How did the passwords hack become a crossword puzzle?

After Adobe’s passwords database has been hacked, a security expert jokingly created an online crossword puzzle, which the questions and answers are based on the users’ hacked data . What’s the main lesson here? Choose a better password. It’s hard not to feel the pain of Adobe. Last month it suffered from a loophole in […]

Playing the Blame Game

Whose fault is it?  New zero-day vulnerability announced and race is on for the application vendor to plug it.  Take the case with Microsoft’s recent IE8 zero-day admission (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2847140), apparently being used by Chinese hackers to target nuclear researchers using Windows XP, sounds like something out of a Robert Ludlum novel, but its real life.  […]

New Zero-Day Attack in Adobe Products (CVE-2011-2462)

Recently, Adobe has released a new security advisory, APSA11-04, alerting users about a critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The U3D memory corruption vulnerability (CVE-2011-2462) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. This means that the malicious files could be downloaded or dropped on the […]