Zero-Day TimThumb WebShot Vulnerability leaves Thousands of WordPress Blogs at Risk

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Yesterday we learned of a critical Zero-day vulnerability in a popular image resizing library called TimThumb, which is used in thousands WordPress themes and plugins. WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) with more than 30,000 plugins, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor […]

Intel Developing RFID Tracking and Remote Controlled ‘Kill Switch’ for Laptops

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Kill Switch – the ability to render devices non-operational to prevent theft – has become a hot topic nowadays. The ability to remotely destroy data of the device lost or stolen has been available for quite some time now, but Kill switch not only remotely destroy the devices’ data but also the device itself, making it […]

False Stoned virus detections in Bitcoin files are widespread

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Researcher Didier Stevens is reporting on his blog that he has confirmed the reports of anti-virus false positive detections in Bitcoin files. Stevens submitted samples to VirusTotal and received positive detections from several, including many respectable vendors like Symantec, Sophos and Trend Micro. The programs are detecting the Stoned virus, an ancient boot sector virus created in 1987. A […]