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Infosec Articles (11/28/18 – 12/4/18)

Our handpicked selection of the most recent infosec articles, with a new use for IOT printers topping the list of creative efforts. To demonstrate their effectiveness, the printer advertising has been marketed via the same printers it promises to exploit for their...

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Infosec Articles (9/17/18 – 10/1/18)

We've put together our bi-weekly compilation of infosec articles from around the security industry. Read updates on botnets like Gafgyt and Virobot. Learn about hackers targerting real estate deals, and more. For more articles, check out our #onpatrol4malware blog.  ...

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SpamAssassin Configuration Guide

Malware Patrol provides block lists compatible with SpamAssassin.   "Apache SpamAssassin is the #1 Open Source anti-spam platform giving system administrators a filter to classify email and block spam (unsolicited bulk email). It uses a robust scoring...

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Infosec Articles (9/4/18 – 9/16/18)

A few of our favorite infosec articles from the past few weeks. Learn about Android botnet “Black Rose Lucy” and about the“BlueBorne” bluetooth exploit. Read how the Necurs Botnet, DarkHydrus and other threat actors are turning to inconspicuous files to peddle malspam.

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Infosec Articles (8/14/18 – 9/3/18)

Read a few interesting CyberSecurity news articles from the past few weeks, including an update on a rootkit named CEIDPageLock being distributed by the RIG Exploit kit, Mozilla’s plan to distrust TLS certificates issued by Symantec, new MacOS malware, and more.

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Infosec Articles (8/1/18 – 8/13/18)

A couple of updates on the Emotet trojan are among the highlights of our selected infosec articles from August 2018. Other important information includes Russian cyber attacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure from the Department of Homeland Security and best...

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Infosec Articles – July 2018

Our selected infosec articles July 2018 include an Android malware that targets Israeli soldiers through fake Facebook profiles, an updated Trojan that can infect via a cryptor or a miner, a money laundering ring that uses fake Apple accounts and gaming profiles to...

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Infosec Articles – June 2018

We've compiled a few of our favorite recent infosec articles from the best sources in the industry. Keep reading to learn about a decryptor tool for Everbe ransomware, malicious code ADB.miner, and mysterybot Android malware, which, frighteningly, combines a banking...

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Infosec Articles – May 2018

A selection of our favorite infosec articles from May 2018. Cryptocurrency-mining makes its regularly scheduled appearance, and for some 'fun' reading, check out the SecureList article "History of malicious programs". There's a year-by-year breakdown of major security...

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Be Smart – 419 Nigerian Email Scams

Nigerian Email Scams Malware Patrol's spam traps and honeypots capture messages and malicious URLs from all sorts of email scams and spam. One of the most well known is called the 419 or Nigerian scam. In 419 email scams, the sender suddenly contacts...

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Infosec Articles – April 2018

We are thankful that so many companies and individual researchers take the time to publish articles about the latest threats. And when they share IOCs, it's even better! We've put together some of our favorites from March and April 2018. Enjoy. DNS...

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Spoofed DDoS Attacks and BCP 38

The majority of recent DDoS attacks utilize source address spoofing techniques. These spoofed DDos attacks complicate mitigation efforts and hide the IP address of the originating system. It happens with TCP SYN floods as well as UDP amplification and...

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DDoS Reflection and Amplification Attacks

Reflection and amplification are mechanisms commonly used in DDoS attacks. These simple and very effective techniques gained popularity around 2013. They take advantage of publicly accessible UDP services to overload victims with response traffic. Attackers usually do...

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Popular Domains Hosting Malware

Malware Patrol has maintained a database of malicious URLs and IOCs since 2005. We often receive emails from our users about "popular" and "important" domains being present in our block lists and data feeds, and that this must be a mistake. It didn't take...

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pfBlockerNG Configuration Guide

Malware Patrol provides block lists compatible with pfBlockerNG, a package for pfSense version 2.x that allows the usage of custom block list, IP filtering, and country block functionalities. You can follow these simple steps to configure your pfBlockerNG to filter...

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Comparing Protection Mechanisms

In a market full of products and services that promise to solve the most varied security threats, it is important to put solutions into perspective, understand what they really deliver and never forget that no single vendor can protect from all threats.

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pfSense Configuration Guide

pfSense software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long...

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BIND9 Configuration Guide

Bind is the world’s most used DNS server. Keep reading to learn how to configure Bind 9. Malware Patrol provides a zone file compatible with Bind 9. Its usage as a DNSBL (DNS black list) denies access to domains that are involved in malware and ransomware activities....

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