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Two Tweet Weeks: August 8-21, 2011

   22 Aug 11   Filed in Tweet Week

Selected short messages and links you might have missed if you don’t follow me on Twitter.


August 8, 2011

[markmaunder.com] WordThumb is now TimThumb 2.0 — please upgrade if your WordPress theme/plugin uses old timthumb.php

August 9, 2011

[theregister.co.uk] Mass WordPress hijack poisons Google Image well — based on my Friday’s post

RT @threatpost: Hacked WordPress Blogs Used to Poison Google Image Search

August 10, 2011

update on the “ciscotred .cz .cc” attack — new redirect destination and connection with “.bee .pl” attacks

If you only knew how many websites of small hosting providers are hacked! And I mean their own sites, not their clients’ sites…

update on the hacked WP blogs  1. Google removed doorways from index, 2. there are cloaked links in legitimate pages

August 15, 2011

[wpmu.org] What Lurks in the WordPress Plugin Repository? — via @SiobhanPMcKeown

Google PageRank 5 for a new domain in six months? Easy! – analysis of SEO progress of a poker site (black hat)

August 16, 2011

RT @stopbadware: StopBadware debuts We Stop Badware™ Web Host program for hosting providers committed to protecting users from badware

RT @teamcymru using botnets to search for 80k ‘Google Dorks’ to streamline hacker target selection

August 17, 2011

[lightbluetouchpaper.org] Measuring Search-Redirection Attacks in the Illicit Online Prescription Drug Trade

RT @stopbadware: Please help @sans_isc with a survey about the most dangerous (in terms of vulnerabilities/exploits) web platforms

RT @threatpost: New version of Firefox fixes 10 vulns, several of them critical flaws that could allow remote code execution.

[h-online.com] Rapid relief for osCommerce administrators — hardening outdated osCommerce sites

August 18, 2011

[Google Online Security] Four Years of Web Malware — analysis of Safe Browsing data

[armorize.com] k985ytv mass compromise ongoing, spreads fake antivirus — Windows version dependent scareware sites

August 19, 2011

Owners of WordPress blogs: check the series of articles about timthumb-related malware attacks on Sucuri blog 

RT @Xylit0l: MalwareIntelligence Black Hole Exploits Kit 1.1.0 Inside  [english] [Spanish]

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