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Favourite Security Reads of the Week (8 Jun 2012)

Release Date: 8 Jun 2012 2882 Views

HKCERT is launching a new blog column "Favourite Security Reads of the Week". Each week we share five news or articles that we like. We hope you will love this column and we welcome your comment via email to [email protected].


Below is the Favourite Security Reads of this Week.


1. 10 (or so) of the worst passwords exposed by the LinkedIn hack (Ars Tecnica, 7 Jun 2012)


2. Researchers reveal how Flame fakes Windows Update (TechWorld, 5 Jun 2012)

[Editor: You can refer to this HKCERT blog on the Flame malware: /my_url/zh/blog/12060101.]


3. Attackers Hit Weak Spots in 2-Factor Authentication (Krebs on Security, 6 Jun 2012)


4. Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran (New York Times, 1 Jun 2012)

[Editor: The Pandora box is opened. We have no way to stop it and it will contribute significantly to the change of security landscape. [See also comment of Mikko Hypponen at]


5. Say hello to Tinba: World’s smallest trojan-banker (CSIS, 31 May 2012)