Security Alert

If you have been using Microsoft Powerpoint software to view tutorials, slide shows, presentations and more then it is time to watch out. Because some PC threats and infections are causing virus to spread via MS powerpoint. Attackers are using rigged PowerPoint files to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft’s presentation software. According to Microsoft the attacks are limited and targeted. The malware associated with the attack is a Trojan dropper embedded within an exploit in .ppt or .pps data files.

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Recently Kaspersky, Bit-defender, Face book websites were attacked via XSS and SQL Injections and their databases were exposed. Screen shots about their vulnerability and database tables were posted over internet.

Kaspersky is one of the leading companies in the security and antivirus market. Their website is down right now (9 feb 09, 6:42 pm) as I checked it, which was hacked recently. They are in maintenance mode. It seems as though they are not able to secure their own data bases. The companies who claim to secure our computers are not secure themselves. Seems incredible but unfortunately, its true. Through SQL injection some hackers were able to expose users, activation codes, lists of bugs, admins, shop and many more tables of their database. This is just a security alert though. No loss to customers and company as I suppose because the team involved is saying that their purpose is to alert the big companies about security measures. They have posted all the names of the tables in database though. Now I suppose we will see the new secure Kaspersky website. I have used myself this antivirus for quite a long time and then I had shifted to another one.

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