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Thanks to some readers Ken and Paul, we've been supplied with some Zero-Day reading.   The best I can skim in short notice on these stories that developed yesterday is that Microsoft is looking into claims of an IE 8 vulnerability. [1]    IE 6,7,9,10 are claimed to be unaffected.

I suggest the pendulum analogy because one article cites a US Government website was hacked [2] by way of a 'watering hole' attack to exploit [3] with what is now believed to be 'zero-day' but was originally thought to be exploited by a slightly modifed version of a well known trojan named 'Poison-Ivy'.[4]

Too many links, too little time.  There is a lot of good reading out there right now, leaving much to review as this issue develops.   So please share your comments and knowledge on this issue with us and our community as it develops.

[1] http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2847140
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2] http://labs.alienvault.com/labs/index.php/2013/u-s-department-of-labor-website-hacked-and-redirecting-to-malicious-code/
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3] http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/internet-explorer-zero-day-exploit-targets-nuclear-weapons-researchers/
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4] http://www.invincea.com/2013/05/part-2-us-dept-labor-watering-hole-pushing-poison-ivy-via-ie8-zero-day/


-Kevin
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ISC Handler on Duty

 

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