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We’re tracking a zero-day exploit affecting a still unpatched vulnerability in Plesk that enables an attacker to fully control a vulnerable webserver. Plesk is made by Parallels and is a popular hosting control panel. This vulnerability means all websites hosted on systems that use Plesk are at risk. This spells trouble not only for web […]

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A new vulnerability found in Microsoft Internet Explorer affects Internet Explorer version 8.  The vulnerability allows attackers to execute code on a machine by just having the user visit a malicious website. This can happen, for example, when the user is tricked into clicking a link in an email or via compromised legitimate websites, such […]

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While researching PlugX propagation with the use of Java exploits we stumbled upon one compromised site that hosted and pushed a malicious Java applet exploiting the CVE 2013-0422 vulnerability. The very malicious Java application was detected heuristically with generic verdict for that vulnerability and it would have been hardly possible to spot that particular site […]

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