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New StopBadware Partners: Area 1 Security + DomainTools

Posted on February 5, 2015 - 16:49 by ccondon

Readers of our newsletter probably noticed that we snuck two new partner logos onto the sidebar of yesterday's update. StopBadware recently welcomed two new partners: Area 1 Security, a SF Bay area startup, and DomainTools, a Seattle-based DNS research and monitoring company we've been working with informally for the past few months. 

Representatives from both companies will participate in StopBadware's Partners Forum conversations. As part of our partnership agreement with DomainTools, we'll be working with them to explore ways to augment the data in StopBadware's Data Sharing Program

We already see a host of opportunities to pursue joint research interests with both companies, and we welcome the new perspectives they bring to our already-impressive partner group. We're excited to work with them on improving security outcomes for industry, businesses, and consumers. Stay tuned!

Community news and analysis: June 2014

Posted on July 9, 2014 - 14:25 by ccondon

Plugin vulnerabilities and new variants of old malware were prevalent themes in our partner community the past month, but there was some positive stuff, too. One highlight was an informative DreamUp on WordPress security hosted by our partners over at DreamHost. The DreamUp is over, but the video proof that it happened lives on:

 

Malware analysis

ESET: New interactive exploit kit redirection technique and recent targeted attacks against the Vietnamese government

Sophos: Reports of the demise of VBA viruses have been greatly exaggerated; a CryptoLocker wannabe called SimpleLocker demands ransoms from Android users.

Fortinet: A new Zeus variant and the JackPOS credit card stealer

Sucuri: Spam hack targets WordPress core install directories; a trio of security holes in plugins for WordPress: zero-day in TimThumb’s Webshot feature, vulnerability in the Disqus Comment System plugin, and a serious vulnerability in MailPoet's WP plugin

Other security news

Google: Maintaining digital certificate security; Google Drive update to protect shared links

Qualys: July 2014 Patch Tuesday preview and analysis

SiteLock: Could hackers really clone your business?

DreamHost + CloudFlare: 9 tips to make your WordPress blog more secure

Community news and analysis: May 2014

Posted on June 9, 2014 - 12:25 by ccondon

News from our partner community was plentiful this past month. Mozilla, one of our sustaining partners, launched two major initiatives, including the Cyber Security Delphi, a research project to set a clear path for making the Web safer: “As part of the Delphi research and recommendation initiative, Mozilla will bring together the best minds in security to understand threat vectors to online security and develop a concrete agenda to address them.”

Other highlights over the past month and change:

Additional malware analysis:

Other security news from our partners: