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F-Secure 2006 Security Wrapup
« on: December 06, 2006, 03:49:33 AM »
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Re: F-Secure 2006 Security Wrapup
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 02:29:57 PM »
Interesting read about the domain name resale for domains looking like official bank domain names, a very likely phishing issue.
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Re: F-Secure 2006 Security Wrapup
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 08:40:12 PM »
The security wrapup mentions the use of Trojans very specifically targeted at a handful of people within a company using exploits in MS Word. With a new word exploit out, it might be worth mentioning the advice from the F-Secure News from the Labs page today:

Do not open or save Word files that you receive from un-trusted sources or that you receive unexpectedly from trusted sources.



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Re: F-Secure 2006 Security Wrapup
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 12:33:14 AM »
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Do not open or save Word files that you receive from un-trusted sources or that you receive unexpectedly from trusted sources.
That same advice should be applied to any e-mail and especially to any type of attachment within an e-mail. IMHO  :)
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Re: F-Secure 2006 Security Wrapup
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2006, 05:28:40 PM »
No harm in being extra vigilant, especially while a exploit is active.

Snort/Sourcefire have a new tool for detecting exploits in word documents:

http://www.snort.org/vrt/tools/officecat.html

A list of zero-day exploits, active and patched, here:

http://research.eeye.com/html/alerts/zeroday/index.html
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