MAY 9, 2014
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In This Issue

Security Spotlight
Notes from the (Russian) Underground

Security for Home Users
Taking the Bait: A Closer Look at Social Engineering

Security for Business
Virtual Patching: A Necessity amid Zero-Days

Security Spotlight

Notes from the (Russian) Underground

In our coverage of events unfolding in the threat landscape, we often mention the existence of a cybercriminal underground where bad guys can buy and sell tools and services. Over the years, we have been keeping tabs on major developments and changes within this underground. We will now take a look at the latest developments in the Russian underground market.


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Security for Home Users

Taking the Bait: A Closer Look at Social Engineering

At first glance, the tax season and the recent Heartbleed vulnerability don’t seem to have anything in common. But past incidents prove otherwise, as they were both recently used as social engineering bait.


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Security for Business

Virtual Patching: A Necessity amid Zero-Days

The end of March was marked by notable zero-days targeting Internet Explorer®, Adobe Flash®, and Apache Struts. The vulnerabilities found highlighted the all-too-real dilemma of protecting computers—particularly those in an enterprise setup—from exploits when no official patches are readily available.


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