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11.23.09

Eye on Security: COFEE Still Leaked, New Windows Pandemic in the East

Posted in Security, Windows at 7:23 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Old cup

Summary: Assorted new links about security

Microsoft kills COFEE download (more here)

According to SFGate, thousands of copies have already been downloaded, so Microsoft’s COFEE software is pretty much public now.

China warns of a new virus

A PARTICULARLY NASTY computer virus has been discovered in China and the government there is warning that it could spread fast.

Although details of the Worm_Piloyd.B are fairly sketchy at the moment, it is unusual to get a virus warning from China before the rest of the world has caught it.

Symantec Japan website bamboozled by hacker

Romanian hacker Unu used off-the-shelf tools (Pangolin and sqlmap) to steal a glimpse at the database behind Symantec’s Japanese website. A peek at the Symantec store revealed by the hack appears to show clear-text passwords associated with customer records. Product keys held on a Symantec server in Japan were also exposed by the hack.

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