Security Shorts: Halloween Edition

by News Editor on September 27th, 2012 in Industry and Security News.

In honor of Halloween season and all things scary, we’ve compiled a roundup of ‘spooky’ online trends and news from around the world this past month… 


Twitter users may be victims of direct message malware with links to Facebook.

Security analysts say that suspicious direct messages from Twitter friends with links suggesting you have been captured in a Facebook video could be malicious "backdoor trojans." Read more


Flame-related malware detected in the wild 

One of three newly detected strains of malware, linked to the authors of Flame, is already operating in the wild, according to new research on the cyber espionage campaign.  Read more


Researcher says 100,000 passwords exposed on IEEE site

Info on workers at Apple, Google, NASA, Stanford, and elsewhere was easily accessible owing to an oversight by the association for tech pros, a computer scientist in Denmark says... Read more  


Fake Windows update notice wants your email passwords

 This phishing scam is designed to steal Gmail, Yahoo, Windows Live and AOL passwords. The email is titled “Microsoft Windows Update,” and it urges recipients to verify their email accounts by entering personal login information. Read more