Russia wants Iran at peace conference on Syria
Last week, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a peace conference on Syria. Lavrov today told Lebanese television that Iran should be invited to attend.
Targeted Attack Campaign Uses Android Malware
Trailrunner7 writes "Android attacks have become all the rage in the last year or two, and targeted attacks against political activists in Tibet, Iran and other countries have been bubbling up to the surface more and more often. Now, those two trends have converged with the discovery of a targeted attack campaign that's going after Tibetan and Uyghur activists with a spear-phishing message containing a malicious APK file. Researchers say the attack appears to be coming from Chinese sources. The new campaign began a few days ago when unknown attackers were able to compromise the email account of a well-known Tibetan activist. The attackers then used that account to begin sending a series of spear-phishing messages to other activists in the victim's contact list. One of the messages referred to a human rights conference in Geneva in March, using the recipients' legitimate interest in the conference as bait to get them to open the attachment. The malicious attachment in the emails is named ...
VP Biden Beats Drums of War Against Iran at AIPAC Conference
The annual AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference was the stage for U.S. and Israeli leaders to affirm their message that "all options are on the table" against Iran. Speaking on Sunday, the first day of the three-day conference in Washington, D.C., Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned of his country's seriousness of its threat to use force against Iran:
Biden Tells Pro-Israel Group That President ‘Is Not Bluffing’ on Iran
Three weeks before President Obama travels to Israel, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. sought in a speech at the Aipac conference to smooth over any friction between the two allies.
Stuxnet's Earliest Known Version Discovered and Analyzed
An anonymous reader writes "Symantec researchers have discovered an older version of the infamous Stuxnet worm that caused the disruption at Iran's nuclear facility in Natanz: Stuxnet 0.5. According to a whitepaper released by the researchers at RSA Conference 2013, Stuxnet 0.5 has first been detected in the wild in 2007 when someone submitted it to the VirusTotal malware scanning service, but has been in development as early as November 2005. Unlike Stuxnet versions 1.x that disrupted the functioning of the uranium enrichment plant by making centrifuges spin too fast or too slow, this one was meant to do so by closing valves."
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