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+ - Banker Trojan Bypasses SSL Mechanism->

criticalmass24 writes: Security researchers appear to have bumped into a new remote access Trojan that manages to view encrypted traffic in plain text by routing the connection through the attacker’s domains.

Naming it Dyre or Dyreza, security researchers point out that the Trojan relies on browser hooking to intercept traffic and direct it to a command and control center owned by the attackers.

By using this technique, the victim is unaware that information is siphoned out to the cybercriminals and the session continues to appear as run through HTTPS.

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+ - Kevin Mandia Joins PhishMe Board of Directors->

ronz0o writes: Announced today, Kevin Mandia, founder of Mandiant, has joined the Board of Directors at PhishMe, Inc. PhishMe helps enterprises improve employee resilience to and reporting of targeted phishing, malware, and drive-by attacks – the most common attack vectors used to compromise corporate and government networks today. The press release can be found here: http://phishme.com/founder-mandiant-chief-operating-officer-fireeye-joins-phishme-board-directors/
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Government

+ - U.S. government sets up online 'app store' ->

krapper writes: The Obama administration has unveiled a government "app store" designed to push the federal bureaucracy into the era of cloud computing. The Obama administration is pushing for the government to use cloud-computing technologies. The Obama administration is pushing for the government to use cloud-computing technologies. The change means some federal employees will begin using services like YouTube, Gmail and WordPress, which store data on private Internet servers instead of on those paid for with public money. The process will start small but will ramp up quickly, Vivek Kundra, the U.S. chief information officer, said in a blog post on Tuesday. "Our policies lag behind new trends, causing unnecessary restrictions on the use of new technology," Kundra writes in the post on WhiteHouse.gov. "We are dedicated to addressing these barriers and to improving the way government leverages new technology." The app store is designed for federal employees doing official government business and is not intended for use by the public. Also on Tuesday, Google announced the creation of a "government cloud," in which public data will be stored on Google computer servers by 2010. According to a Google blog post, this dedicated space will serve the needs of federal, state and local governments.
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Security

+ - Backtrack4 pre-final released! 1 1

purehate writes: "The Remote Exploit Team is ecstatic to announce the public release of BackTrack 4 Pre Final (codename "pwnsauce"). We have worked long and hard to provide the security community with another outstanding backtrack release. The .iso is available for download at http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack_download.html and users can keep up with all the latest official backtrack news at our blog http://www.offensive-security.com/blog/"

Comment: Easy fix! (Score 1) 835 835

Whenever I work on a computer, and EVERYONE has the slowing down problem. It sounds like you have a program bogging it down. 1. Run msconfig, and go to startup, and uncheck anything that you don't need. 2. Right click My Computer, and go to properties. Go to the advanced tab, and it will be the second button in the middle (visual effects, if I remember right). There will be a few options checked there. Uncheck the ones that animate, fade, and slide, then click apply and okay. 3. Max your virtual memory / paging file. With some computers, that helps out a HUGE amount. For a 32 bit processor, the max is 4095 mb. I don't know what it is for a 64 bit OS (since you have 4 gigs of ram) but I would try to go the highest you could. Hope you get this over the 600+ relpies, and I hope it helps! =)

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