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OK think your safe how’s this -NEWS FLASH- is putting tracking cookies on your computers there are only 2 reasons for this 1 they are advertising to you behind your back or 2 they are the government tracking your moments on the internet! Either way you are being tracked! And correct me if I am wrong but is that the BIG #1 -NO NO- after all that is what you say the Government is doing to violate your rights! Anonymous cannot be trusted! think this is the only site doing this think agen join the YRV and fix the world join the YRV the only cookie you will get is the kind you eat! Anonymous, Group, Operation, Anti-Terrorism, Stop, Online, Piracy, Act, National, Defense, Authorization, Cyber, Security, of, internet, free, domain, Censorship, Google, Wikipedia, collective, Blackout, Freedom, Democracy, Occupy, Declaration, War, American, United, States, Revolution, Economy, Dysfunctional, Congress, Government, Citizens, Legion, Forgive, Forget, TheAnonMessage, 2013.

Java and Flash vulnerabilities being exploited by cyber spies

Cyber spies have planted Java- and Flash-exploiting malware on websites focused on human rights, defense and foreign policy.

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Apple patches Safari, blocks outdated Flash Player

Apple has patched four security vulnerabilities in Safari and blocked outdated versions of Adobe’s Flash Player from running in its browser.

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Adobe Posts Fix For Critical Flash Flaw

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Zero-day Flash bug patched by Adobe in emergency update

Adobe has warned that hackers are exploiting a critical vulnerability in its popular Flash Player program, and issued an emergency update to patch the bug.

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Adobe preps silent Flash updates for Macs

Adobe last week released a new beta of Flash Player that includes silent updates for Macs
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Adobe patches new Flash zero-day bug with emergency update

Adobe today warned that hackers are exploiting a critical vulnerability in its popular Flash Player program, and issued an emergency update to patch the bug.
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HP Warns of ProCurve Switches with Malware-Laden Flash Cards

The company says HP 5400 zl series switches purchased after April 30, 2011 may be affected.

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Adobe Reader vulnerabilities patched and bundled Flash Player removed

Adobe Systems has released new versions of Adobe Reader 10.x and 9.x, addressing four arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities and making several security-related changes to the product, including the removal of the bundled Flash Player component from the 9.x branch.

All of the vulnerabilities fixed in the newly released Adobe Reader 10.1.3 and Adobe Reader 9.5.1 versions could be exploited by an attacker to crash the application and potentially take control of the affected system, Adobe said in its APSB12-08 security bulletin. Users are advised to install these updates as soon as possible.

The company also announced that Adobe Reader 9.5.1 no longer includes authplay.dll, a Flash Player library that was bundled with previous versions of the program to enable the rendering of Flash content embedded in PDF documents.

The presence of the authplay.dll component in Adobe Reader has caused some security issues in the past, primarily because of the inconsistent update schedules for Adobe Reader and Flash Player.

Authplay.dll contains much of the stand-alone Flash Player’s code, which also means that it shares most of the latter’s vulnerabilities. However, while Flash Player is patched by Adobe when needed, Adobe Reader used to follow a more strict quarterly update cycle.

Product Security Incident Response Team

This often resulted in situations where some known vulnerabilities got patched in Flash Player, but remained exploitable through authplay.dll for months, until the next scheduled update for Adobe Reader.

Such is the case with the new Adobe Reader 10.1.3 version, which incorporates three previous Flash Player security updates that were released separately during the last three months.

Starting with Adobe Reader 9.5.1, Adobe Reader 9.x will use the stand-alone Flash Player plug-in that’s already installed on computers for browsers like Mozilla, Safari or Opera, in order to play Flash content in PDF files.

This functionality will not work with the ActiveX-based Flash Player plug-in for Internet Explorer or the special Flash Player plug-in version bundled with Google Chrome.

Adobe plans to remove authplay.dll from the 10.x branch of Adobe Reader in the future as well and is currently working on APIs (application programming interfaces) to make this possible, said David Lenoe, group manager for Adobe’s Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT).

Vulnerability management vendor Secunia welcomes Adobe’s decision to remove authplay.dll from Adobe Reader, because it will make addressing Flash vulnerabilities easier for users, Secunia’s chief security specialist, Carsten Eiram, said.

3D content rendering

“However, the default option in Adobe Reader should be to not support Flash content in PDF files, requiring users to specifically enable this,” Eiram said. “Most users do not need it and Flash content embedded in PDF files has historically been exploited as a vector to compromise Adobe Reader users’ systems.”

This is actually the approach Adobe has taken with the 3D content rendering feature. Starting with Adobe Reader 9.5.1, this feature has been disabled by default because it’s not commonly used and can be exploited in certain circumstances, Lenoe said.

“We’ve seen 0-days targeting this part of the functionality and it seems to be one of the more flawed features,” Eiram said. “We’ve for a long time been recommending users to disable the plugins used for 3D parsing.”

In addition to making these security patches and changes, Adobe also decided to cancel its quarterly update cycle for Adobe Reader and Acrobat and return to its previous patch-as-needed policy. Future Adobe Reader updates will continued be released on the second Tuesday of the month, but it will no longer happen every four months.

“We will publish updates to Adobe Reader and Acrobat as needed throughout the year to best address customer requirements and keep all of our users safe,” Lenoe said.

“The quarterly update cycle never worked for Adobe,” Eiram said. “Vulnerability fixes should always be provided as quickly as possible; it’s not justifiable to unnecessarily postpone a vulnerability fix for up to three months simply due to policy reasons.”

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HP enterprise switches shipped with malware on flash cards

According to a new security bulletin from HP, some of their ProCurve 5400zl switches may have shipped with malware-laden compact flash cards. While HP does state that inserting one of the infected cards into a computer could compromise the system, they don’t offer many other details — like whether or not the malware can self-propogate while the card is sitting in a switch.

They also didn’t specify which malware was found on the cards, and it’s not yet known how the cards became infected in the first place. Not all 5400zl switches are affected, however, just the specific serial numbers listed on HP’s website, all of which were sold starting in May of 2011.

Two resolves are being offered. For administrators who don’t mind a little downtime, HP will ship a replacement management module and deal with the malware removal. The switches can also purge the unwanted contents of the cards themselves via a script that can be run after establishing a console session. The second option, HP says, should have no impact on network operation and it also avoids the potential threat posed by inserting the card into a PC to attempt malware removal.

This isn’t the first time a big-name company has discovered that products they’ve shipped had been used as malware mules. Dell had a similar issue in 2010, when the Spybot worm was found hiding out on replacement motherboards. Like these ProCurve switches, digital cameras, MP3 players, and mobile phones from companies including Olympus and Samsung have shipped in the past few years with infected memory cards.

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