Massive Phishing Attacks Strike Bank of China Users

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This fake attack prompts users renew their 2-factor token devices and in sharing sensitive information. Massive Phishing Attacks Strike Bank of China Users http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/massive-online-bank-phishing-attacks-in-china QUOTE: We have noticed a lot of SMS-based web-phishing attacks in China targeting the Bank of China‚Äôs online users. They received a phishing SMS that is designed to look like it […]

Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2011

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Data Privacy Day is January 28, 2011 http://dataprivacyday2011.org/ QUOTE: Despite all of the benefits of these technologies, doubts and worries persist about just how much personal information is collected, stored, used, and shared to provide these convenient and pervasive tools and services. Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual […]

Microsoft Windows Update – Tips and techniques

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Some excellent Windows Update tips and techniques recently published Servicing related questions I have seen this week – Ramblings of a Support Engineer http://blogs.technet.com/b/joscon/archive/2011/01/26/servicing-related-questions-i-have-seen-this-week.aspx This is a very useful table of Windows Update result codes noted in the above link: Appendix G: Windows Update Agent Result Codes http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720442%28WS.10%29.aspx

Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 — PC Magazine Review

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PC Magazine has published a review of the new version. MSE offers good basic protection when complimented with best practices. Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 — PC Magazine Review http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2376220,00.asp QUOTE: Technically the product name is still just Microsoft Security Essentials, but the About box clearly shows a version number beginning with 2.0. This version has […]

Google Chrome – Prefetches DNS requests

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The ISC shares an interesting account of how Chrome may prefetch DSN info when web addresses are entered into the browser. This option can be turned off if desired, but may slow browser performance a little. Google Chrome – Prefetching DNS requests http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=10312 QUOTE: Thomas, wrote about weird DNS requests that he is seeing coming […]


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