Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#475 Certified Ethical Hacker website caught spreading crypto ransomware
EC-Council, the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based professional organization that administers the Certified Ethical Hacker program, started spreading the scourge on Monday. Shortly afterward, researchers from security firm Fox IT notified EC-Council officials that one of their subdomains—which just happens to provide online training for computer security students—had come under the spell of Angler, a toolkit sold online that provides powerful Web drive-by exploits. On Thursday, after receiving no reply and still detecting that the site was infected, Fox IT published this blog post, apparently under the reasonable belief that when attempts to privately inform the company fail, it's reasonable to go public.
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#478 After Verizon breach, 1.5 million customer records put up for sale
#477 850 million Android devices still at risk of hijack by Stagefright bug
#476 Emergency Java patch re-issued for 2013 vulnerability
#475 Certified Ethical Hacker website caught spreading crypto ransomware
#474 Google releases new tool to scan Android apps for accessibility issues
#473 Iranians indicted over DDoS campaign on banks
#472 Patched Apple bug paved way to root compromises
#471 PNG Embedded – Malicious payload hidden in a PNG file
#470 Malware is being signed with multiple digital certificates to evade detection
#469 Operation C-Major: Information theft campaign targets military personnel in India (PDF report)
#468 11 enterprise security solutions tested under Windows 10
#467 99 problems but two-factor ain’t one
#466 Vulnerability in 70 CCTV DVRs traced back to Chinese firm who ignores researcher
#465 Apple worries that spy technology has been secretly added to the computer servers it buys
#464 Google opens access to its speech recognition API, going head to head with Nuance
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