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09.10.10 Malicious Email Activity

Government agencies and security firms are closely monitoring a potential zero day security issue involving disguised links within email messages. The email “Here you have” or “Just for you” contain a link which appears to be for a PDF or a WMV file. The link actually downloads and executes a malicious .scr file that emails […]

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04.08.10 Intrusion Prevention Systems vs SSL

Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) provide a valuable service, defending networks from many different forms of attacks, from cross site scripting to stopping trojan horses dead in their tracks.  Many consider coupling an IPS with solid firewall rules an “unbreakable” network security solution.  But what if the attacks occur over SSL?  For instance, let’s say you’re […]

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