Security Bytes:

October, 2008


October 31, 2008  11:34 AM

Hoff and Citrix’s Crosby to go all sumo at RSA

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Security vendors and doomsayers have been using the specter of virtualized rootkits, undetectable malware worming its way into virtualized environments, and all manner of other bogeymen to warn people about the potentially terrifying security implications of deploying virtualization in their...

October 29, 2008  3:34 PM

ICANN terminates alleged malware hosting provider EstDomains

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

ICANN, the organization that controls the top-level domains, has pulled the accreditation of EstDomains, a hosting provider that has been under fire for months from the security community for allegedly...


October 28, 2008  1:37 PM

The three-ring security circus

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

There's an interesting post on the Wall Street Journal's Business Technology blog today about security vendors resorting to gimmicks and publicity stunts in order to sell more stuff and, allegedly, raise...


October 27, 2008  10:45 AM

Security flaw exposes Google G1 phone to attacks

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

If you're planning to bring a new smartphone to market anytime soon, you might want to check with the guys at Independent Security Evaluators first. For the second time in about 15 months, ISE researchers have discovered a security flaw in the operating system of a high-profile smartphone, this...


October 24, 2008  9:39 AM

Trojan exploiting MS08-067 RPC vulnerability

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

There are reports emerging Friday morning of a new Trojan exploiting the MS08-067 RPC vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft patched with an emergency fix yesterday. Known as Gimmiv.A, the Trojan...


October 23, 2008  3:25 PM

Microsoft RPC flaw could be worm bait

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The vulnerability that Microsoft patched today with an out-of-band patch is about as serious as they come, allowing remote code execution on every supported version of Windows. The rare emergency...

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October 23, 2008  10:04 AM

Critical out-of-band Microsoft patch coming today

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

Microsoft on Thursday will issue a rare out-of-band patch for a critical flaw that affects all versions of Windows from 2000 forward, including Vista and Server 2008. It's not known exactly what vulnerability the fix is...


October 20, 2008  10:38 AM

Attacks show vulnerability of keyboards to eavesdropping

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

A pair of security researchers in Switzerland have found several new ways to eavesdrop on the keystrokes from a number of different keyboards from a distance of up to several meters. The methods are similar to other attacks in that they rely on collecting the electromagnetic emanations from the...


October 17, 2008  10:41 AM

FBI takes down DarkMarket cybercrime ring

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The FBI says it has taken down a popular site used by carders and other criminals to exchange stolen information and credit card data, the result of a two-year-long investigation by the bureau and other international police agencies. The site, known as


October 15, 2008  1:49 PM

Alleged operators of HerbalKing spam gang indicted

David Schneier David Schneier Profile: David Schneier

The FTC on Tuesday dropped the hammer on a group of alleged spammers who are notorious in the antispam community for their persistence and prolificness. The commission was successful in getting a U.S. District Court to indict two members of the HerbalKing spam gang, and also got the court to issue...


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