Security News #0x58
- Sam Parkinson has a discussion of why pirating WordPress themes is a bad idea. As might be guessed, these apparently often contain malware, and the analysis of what the malware does is well worth reading.
- If you want to learn more about Linux rootkits, you might want to take a look at the work of Tyler Borland, who shows how to develop a simple rootkit for 3.x kernels.
- Brian Krebs has the story on an ongoing 0-day attack on Microsoft Office. Technical details are available directly from Microsoft Technet, and some more recent information is available from Ars Technica. The underlying problem is CCE 2013-3906.