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Early Macintosh Snow Leopard Update Sites Lead to DNS Changers

http://blog.trendmicro.com/bogus-snow-leopard-update-sites-lead-to-dns-c...

The latest Mac OS X update Snow Leopard is released today. Several faux
update sites have cropped up in the last week offering a pre-release of
Snow Leopard.

Users who visited the sites will install a Trojan DNS changer called
OSX_JAHLAV.K.

Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Macs is able to detect and block this
trojan from installation.

RSA revealed that the majority of breaches are actually caused unintentionally by employees.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8215467.stm

This is an interesting article revealing some research by RSA on insider attacks.  Although malicious insider attacks are high, 19%, the majority of insider attacks are believed to be unintentional, 52%.

"The figures are hard to quantify, but the average annual financial loss to insider risk adds up to $800,000 (£480,000) overall per organisation in the US and between $300,000-$550,000 (£180,000-£330,000) in the UK, France and Germany."

Pidgin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MSN plugin

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36071

A vulnerability in the MSN plugin for pidgin allows remote users to
execute arbitrary code and/or cause a DoS attack.

Affected Products:

Pidgin prior to 2.5.9
Libpurple prior to 2.6.0
Gaim 0.79 and later
Adium 1.3.5 and prior

Updated versions are available for most OS Vendors. It is highly
recommended to update to the latest version of the product.

Pidgin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MSN plugin

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36071

A vulnerability in the MSN plugin for pidgin allows remote users to
execute arbitrary code and/or cause a DoS attack.

Affected Products:

Pidgin prior to 2.5.9
Libpurple prior to 2.6.0
Gaim 0.79 and later
Adium 1.3.5 and prior

Updated versions are available for most OS Vendors. It is highly
recommended to update to the latest version of the product.

Pidgin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MSN plugin

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36071

A vulnerability in the MSN plugin for pidgin allows remote users to
execute arbitrary code and/or cause a DoS attack.

Affected Products:

Pidgin prior to 2.5.9
Libpurple prior to 2.6.0
Gaim 0.79 and later
Adium 1.3.5 and prior

Updated versions are available for most OS Vendors. It is highly
recommended to update to the latest version of the product.

Apple releases Leopard update 10.5.8 which fixes varios security vulnerabilities

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3606
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Thanks to Kevin for the heads up on this one. Looks like Apple updated
Macintosh Leopard to 10.5.8 which in addition to new features, fixes 55
security vulnerabilities in earlier releases.

It is recommended to install these security updates manually, or upgrade
to 10.5.8.

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