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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #136 on: January 20, 2010, 04:57:10 AM »
Microsoft readies emergency IE patch
The out-of-band update will be released once the company is satisfied that it has been properly tested against all affected versions of Windows. by Ryan Naraine

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #137 on: January 21, 2010, 12:49:07 AM »
Critical out-of-band IE patch coming tomorrow (Jan 21)


http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=5298&tag=nl.e589
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #138 on: January 21, 2010, 06:47:24 AM »
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Be on the lookout for email like this example I received today. Do not open it!

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MESSAGE QUARANTINED

Virus Detected: CMU-10739-20100120

Message Details:
From: "DHL Manager Cynthia Estes" <shipping(at)dhl.com>
Subject: DHL Tracking Number 0260151405.
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:05:23 +0800
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #139 on: January 21, 2010, 12:36:05 PM »
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Be on the lookout for email like this example I received today. Do not open it!

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MESSAGE QUARANTINED

Virus Detected: CMU-10739-20100120

Message Details:
From: "DHL Manager Cynthia Estes" <shipping(at)dhl.com>
Subject: DHL Tracking Number 0260151405.
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:05:23 +0800
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #140 on: January 21, 2010, 04:50:44 PM »
Be on the lookout for email like this example I received today. Do not open it!
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Message Details:
From: "DHL Manager Cynthia Estes" <shipping(at)dhl.com>
Subject: DHL Tracking Number 0260151405.
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:05:23 +0800
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This type of phishing/malicious email has been doing the rounds for well over a year or longer. It just seems the company changes, UPS previously, etc.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #141 on: January 21, 2010, 07:41:45 PM »
Yup -- I still see variations (in my ISP's quarantine) supposedly from just about every courier/delivery service around ... UPS, FedEx, Purolator, you name it.

Even if there's no infection in the email itself (or attachments, if any), this is essentially just a new twist on the classic "problem with your account" phishing thing supposed from the bank.  Those are really funny, actually, since the vast majority of them are typically from banks you've never dealt with.  The rare ones that do claim to be from my bank I'll forward to its security department since the contents seem to indicate familiarity with the bank's online systems.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #142 on: January 21, 2010, 08:41:11 PM »
The IE vulnerability has been fixed

Just do a Windows Update

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8469632.stm

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #143 on: January 22, 2010, 03:54:45 PM »
Microsoft Security Advisory (979682)
Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Note: This only seems to affect 32 bit architecture.
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #144 on: January 22, 2010, 03:57:47 PM »
Hi bob3160,

About the work-around:
In a posting to a public mailing list, Tavis Ormandy disclosed a zero day privilege escalation vulnerability in the Windows kernel. All versions of Windows, starting with Windows NT 3.1 up to including Windows 7, are affected.

The vulnerability affects support for 16 bit applications. In most cases, it is safe to turn off support for 16 bit applications.

Here are the mitigation instructions (copied from the advisory):

Temporarily disabling the MSDOS and WOWEXEC subsystems will prevent the attack from functioning, as without a process with VdmAllowed, it is not possible to access NtVdmControl() (without SeTcbPrivilege, of course).

The policy template "Windows ComponentsApplication CompatibilityPrevent access to 16-bit applications" may be used within the group policy editor to prevent unprivileged users from executing 16-bit applications. I'm informed this is an officially supported machine configuration.

Administrators unfamiliar with group policy may find the videos below instructive. Further information is available from the Windows Server Group Policy Home

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/grouppolicy/default.aspx.

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #145 on: January 22, 2010, 10:50:19 PM »
Widespread attacks exploit newly patched IE bug
Symantec has seen attacks on hundreds of websites over the past day

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/scrt/3A4F677083954A91CC2576B300156A8D

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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #146 on: January 22, 2010, 11:19:33 PM »
Widespread attacks exploit newly patched IE bug
Symantec has seen attacks on hundreds of websites over the past day

http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/scrt/3A4F677083954A91CC2576B300156A8D

can't believe it...OK believe it or not this afternoon I was thinking there would possibly be a new bug after this patch, resulting from the patch itself may be ;D  :D oh no  :o
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #147 on: January 23, 2010, 02:19:17 AM »
This is for real. It's unbelievable but it's happening. :o
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #148 on: January 26, 2010, 06:33:57 PM »
UK is world's most popular phishing target
http://www.computing.co.uk/v3/news/2256635/uk-popular-phishing-target

Cardiff tops UK plastic fraud list
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/01/21/uk_plastic_fraud_hotspot/
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Re: SECURITY WARNINGS & Notices - Please post them here
« Reply #149 on: January 26, 2010, 06:39:58 PM »
Depressing Analysis Of RockYou Hacked Passwords
http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/21/depressing-analysis-of-rockyou-hacked-passwords/


Swedes swap passwords for chocolate treats
http://www.thelocal.se/24486/20100120/


RockYou admits security snafu exposed email login details
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/17/rockyou_security_snafu/