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October 2012 Computer Security Update

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This month in computer security news, we had some interesting happenings.  Some of these included the flame virus, which is believed to be part of a cyberwarfare effort against Iran was developed as early as 2006 and is linked to at least three other malware programs.  We also saw Microsoft Corp claim that is has fixed a security bug in Internet Explorer that hackers exploited to attack some customers.  In the cyberwar front, Iranian hackers have repeatedly attacked Bank of America Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Citigroup Inc over the past year as part of a broad cyber campaign targeting the United States, according to people familiar with the situation.  Speaking of vulnerabilities, the Samsung Galaxy phones were found to be, well, vulnerable.  The medical front brought us the troubling news that high-risk medical technology has been found to be infected by computer viruses and malware.  And also in the medical arena, hackers may be able to control pacemakers from several manufacturers, making them capable of delivering a deadly, 830-volt shock.  Finally, six years after a breach, the Department of Veteran Affairs is yet to install encryption software in many of its computers.  October was a busy month in the security front.  For more details about these news, you may visit http://www.cyberhacker.org.