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    Microsoft readies post-Flame Windows Update changes

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    (Microsoft) - Microsoft Security Advisory (2718704) Unauthorized Digital Certificates Could Allow SpoofingThe Microsoft update was triggered by the discovery that Flame, a sophisticated, nation state-grade cyber espionage tool, had subverted WU to infect additional PCs within an already-penetrated network. The team behind Flame, which shared code with the makers of the even-better-known Stuxnet worm that sabotaged Iran's nuclear program, pulled off that first-of-its-kind hack by stealing digital certificates from Microsoft.In April, 2012 Iran announced disconnecting the country's main oil export terminal from the Internet as a preventive measure after a cyber attack.An Iranian official said the country's oil industry is working well despite an attack from hackers and a computer virus that targeted the sector's computer systems.Deputy Minister for oil and civil defense Hamdollah Mohammadnejad said all field units and exports of crude have continued working without interruptions. His remarks were reported Tuesday by state IRNA news agency.The semiofficial news agency Mehr said the Sunday cyberattack affected some data, but the ministry had backed it up. It said oil operations were otherwise unaffected.The Islamic Republic says that it is involved in a long-running technological war with the United States and Israel.Iran has reported other cyber attacks including an infection in April 2011 named, "Doku."Earlier this year, head of Iran's civil defense agency Gholam Reza Jalali said the energy sector of the country has been a main target of cyber-attacks over the past two years.Microsoft recently announced that it is aware of active attacks using unauthorized digital certificates derived from a Microsoft Certificate Authority. An unauthorized certificate could be used to spoof content, perform phishing attacks, or perform man-in-the-middle attacks. This issue affects all supported releases of Microsoft Windows.Microsoft is providing an update for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. The update revokes the trust of the following intermediate CA certificates: Microsoft Enforced Licensing Intermediate PCA (2 certificates) Microsoft Enforced Licensing Registration Authority CA (SHA1)Recommendation: For supported releases of Microsoft Windows: Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service. For more information, see the Suggested Actions section of this advisory.Zoorna: Ravens, a member of anonymous Angry Birds predicts a future wildfire in virtually occupied territories as a result of playing too much with flames.

    Tags:Gholam Reza Jalali, IRNA, Internet, Iran, Iranian, Islamic, Islamic Republic, Israel, Jalali, Mehr, Microsoft, Microsoft Flame Update, United States

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