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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cracked.com Found Serving Malware

November 14, 2013 | BY

In perhaps a bit of irony, the humor website cracked.com was flagged by Google’s Safe Browsing Technology. Cracked.com is a website derived from the original “Cracked” magazine back in the 1950’s. The website was formed in 2007 and has been making people laugh ever since. At least until it started infecting computers.

Bitcoins, Pools and Thieves

November 12, 2013 | BY

Bitcoin started out as a digital currency, free from duplication and free from centralization and assumed, free from organized crime. However over the last couple weeks, there have been two major incidents against online Bitcoin trading and storage that have resulted in the loss of approximately $5.4 Million in Bitcoins. The exchange rate currently lies […]

Microsoft 0-Days: An Explanation and Safety Tips

November 11, 2013 | BY

[Update]: Microsoft has announced it will issue a patch for the newly discovered IE zero day tomorrow as part of the November Patch Tuesday. The vulnerability, now labeled CVE-2013-3918 affects an ActiveX control in Internet Explorer. More details can be found on Microsoft’s website. Last week we heard about a Windows zero day that allows attackers […]

Sourceforge Drives off Downloads, Ask why

November 8, 2013 | BY

Are we are starting to see the beginning of an exodus away from SourceForge as a hosting solution for software projects? Sourceforge is “a web-based source code repository. It acts as a centralized location for software developers to control and manage free and open source software development.”  as per their wiki. It has been a staple of many […]

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