This specific Firefox vulnerability is actually cross-platform. In fact, making the malicious code ‘work’ on all platforms is trivial as you only need to get rid of the checks looking for the Windows version.
An Exploit for Mozilla’s Firefox version 17 is making headlines, not simply because it is a zero-day but mainly because it appears to be part of a U.S. government program to uncover the identity of people using the Tor Browser to view child pornography.
Pinterest has gained a lot of momentum and become one of the highest referral traffic sites for retailers. As such, it is not a big surprise that it is a popular choice for scammers and malware authors.
Facebook’s rollout of Graph Search is said to deliver a brand new experience that allows you to get information you would not get from a typical search engine, something like a more ‘wholesome search experience.’
Spammers are beating YouTube’s filters to upload pornographic images and tricking people into following a hyperlink to view more. And it comes as a premium-rate SMS, asking for age confirmation when it really is about charging you an expensive fee to view the material.
Following a breach on Opera’s network and using one of its older code-signing certificate to digitally sign a nasty Trojan downloader part of the Zbot family and package it as an update for the Opera browser. An estimated 300 million users may have been infected.
While some attempts have been made by Google, Facebook and the likes to come up with new privacy features in their products whatever hope was left may very well have been shattered with the recent NSA leaks about the PRISM surveillance program.
Having your own website is hard enough. In addition to adding content, trying to grow your audience, maintaining it, now you have to be cautious of malware possibly being spread through your beloved website?