Monday, October 22, 2007

Hijacked Adware Server and RealPlayer Attacks

Here's something that packs a punch. It's all the ingredients of a great web hack: a hijacked ad server, compromised RealPlayer and users that go to innocent sites with all of the above.

On Friday, Symantec reported a zero-day exploit against RealPlayer in progress. It was also reported on Roger's Information Security Blog and on Security Focus.

More details were on SearchSecurity today.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m sorry to hear that you bought a lemon. I have also been suckered into buying a less than stellar endpoint security package and gotten stuck with something that doesn’t detect threats properly or at all in some cases! I know its frustrating man, but I don’t know how much luck you’ll have getting your money back since it’s been over 30 days and you’ve had it installed for the entire time.

I think you’re best bet would be to start looking at a new security management program. I would recommend though that this time you read some reviews, check blog comments, and ask lots of questions before you buy. You’d also do yourself well to find an application that includes vulnerability management tools and a firewall too.

12:53 PM  

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