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New IE Zero-Day Used in Watering Hole Attack Targets Memory

Nov 11, 2013 2:32 PM EST
By: Fahmida Y. Rashid

Attackers are exploiting serious vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer in a watering hole attack, researchers from security firm FireEye warned. Users tricked into accessing the infected website are hit with malware that infects the computer’s memory in a classic drive-by attack.

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/internet-explorer/317789-new-ie-zero-day-used-in-watering-hole-attack-targets-memory

Microsoft warns: Expect exploits for critical Windows worm hole | ZDNet

 

Summary: There’s a remote, pre-authentication, network-accessible code execution vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of the RDP protocol.

Attention Microsoft Windows administrators: Stop what you’re doing and apply the new — and very critical — MS12-020 update.

Microsoft is warning that there’s a remote, pre-authentication, network-accessible code execution vulnerability in its implementation of the RDP protocol.

Microsoft warns: Expect exploits for critical Windows worm hole | ZDNet

Windows kernel ‘zero-day’ found in Duqu attack | ZDNet

 

Summary: One version of the attack was triggered by a rigged Microsoft Word .doc that probably included some social engineering and required the target to open the booby-trapped file.

The mysterious Duqu malware attack exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows kernel, according to security researchers tracking the Stuxnet-like cyber-surveillance Trojan.

Windows kernel ‘zero-day’ found in Duqu attack | ZDNet

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Microsoft clarifies MBR rootkit removal advice – Computerworld

 

By Gregg Keizer
June 30, 2011 02:07 PM ET

Computerworld – Microsoft yesterday clarified the advice it gave users whose Windows PCs are infected with a new, sophisticated rootkit that buries itself on the hard drive’s boot sector.

Microsoft clarifies MBR rootkit removal advice – Computerworld

Microsoft: Rootkit infection requires Windows reinstall

By: Ron
Microsoft announced today that a new root-kit causes so much havoc by bury’s itself deep into the computer’s boot sector, that infected users will be forced to perform a re-install of the operating system to fix the problem.
http://www.winbeta.org/?q=news/microsoft-rootkit-infection-requires-windows-reinstall

Free COFEE opens Microsoft BitLocker

Microsoft has released a tool to law enforcement that helps get around the encryption provided by the company’s own BitLocker software, distributed in Windows Vista.
http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3781