The second annual Imperva Hacker Intelligence Initiative report, this one entitled [Monitoring Hacker Forums](http://www.imperva.com/docs/HII_Monitoring_Hacker_Forums_2012.pdf), is out and reveals that the threat surfaces being discussed by the hacker community are very different from those that businesses are spending money on defending against attack. ![dweb-hackers](/attachments/small/0/dweb-hackers.jpg "align-right") The Imperva research analysed the content of a number of online hacker communities, including many lesser known forums in order to get a more accurate snapshot of what those doing the hacking are actually discussing. By looking at a total of more than 400,000 different conversational threads, Imperva was able to determine that SQL injection and …

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According to new research from Venafi, apparently some 74 percent of 'Forbes Global 2000 organizations' (or the big boys of business if you prefer) have yet to properly secure their public facing servers against the Heartbleed OpenSSL threat. That's a year after the thing broke for goodness sake! Venafi found that at least 580,000 hosts belonging to this elite group of enterprises were still vulnerable as full and proper threat remediation had not been applied. They were patched, yes, but did not bother with the equally important steps of replacing private keys and revoking the old certificates. Apparently, looking at …

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Some interesting [research](http://www.proofpoint.com/threatinsight/posts/phishing-in-europe.php) from security outfit Proofpoint was published this morning which reveals that unsolicited email heading towards users in the UK is three times more likely to contain malicious URLs than that destined for users in the United States, or Germany, or France for that matter. It's not, as you may think at first glance, just a matter of the UK getting more spam. The research conducted over the summer, using the US as a baseline, shows Germany getting more spam as a percentage than the UK, US and France. The prevalence of spam and malicious URLs in the …

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If my iPhone 5s fingerprint data is walled off from the rest of A7 chip and the rest of iOS 7 in a 'Secure Enclave' and is never accessed by iOS or other apps, as Apple claims, then how come it all vanished when my iPhone crashed and I had to go through the entire fingerprint scan registration process again? Apple is remaining very quiet about it... As regular readers will be aware, I was quite impressed with [the new iPhone 5s](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/tablets-and-mobile-devices/news/462936/apple-iphone-5s-the-worlds-first-64-bit-smartphone) which has [set new speed records](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/tablets-and-mobile-devices/news/465762/dual-core-iphone-5s-beats-quad-core-droids-in-speed-test) in the smartphone sector. I was, however, less impressed with how quickly …

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Hello: I have a client who got an email from a friend which seemed ok until it was set on to 5 other people. Now it has replicated itself 25 times to these people and everytime the computer opens outlook expess it wants to send another 5 replications out. The computer had windows XP on it. Any idea what virus I should be looking for to get infromation to delete this email virus from the computer? thank you for your help Everett

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Still using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader? Maybe it is time to switch to something that's not glowing red on the bad guy radar, or which is more securely coded depending upon how you look at these things. Yes, Adobe has admitted that there is yet another possible zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, oh deep joy. David Lenoe of Adobe [URL="http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2009/12/new_adobe_reader_and_acrobat_v.html"]confirms[/URL] "...Adobe received reports of a vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.2 and earlier versions being exploited in the wild" adding that the company is "currently investigating this issue and assessing the risk to our customers" and …

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According to reports the most serious forthcoming threats to IT security will be revealed during the Gartner Security Summit in Washington this coming week, and it looms like the consumerization of IT will be right there front of stage. Something that Gartner research fellow, John Pascatore, describes as the Gen X - Gen Y problem. In other words, the users who have grown up with a social networking model as the norm being expected to follow an old school approach to IT security which dictates what resources you can use and when and where you can use them. But with …

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The End.