LizaMoon Mass SQL Injection Attack continues

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Please be careful with all website links that are presented to you in Facebook, email, or in web searchers.  Attackers are using SQL Injection attacks to seed vulnerable websites with FAKEAV and other malware. LizaMoon Mass SQL Injection Attack continues http://blog.trendmicro.com/lizamoon-etc-sql-injection-attack-still-on-going/ http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/LizaMoon-Mass-SQL-Injection-Attack-Points-to-Rogue-AV-Site-852537/ QUOTE: Websense Security Labs discovered a mass-injection campaign infecting more than 28,000 URLs, […]

Tax Season – Beware of scams and fake messages

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While this AVERT warning pertains primarily to the UK, please be careful with all EMAIL messages that seem to come from the IRS or other official agencies.  Remember that the IRS does not have your email address and usually criminals want personal or bank account information.  Only work through trusted sources. Tax Season – Beware […]

Trend Micro – Creates new FAKEAV standalone removal tool

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Trend has just offered a new beta version of a standalone FAKEAV removal tool.  This new process based cleaner appears to be comprehensive. It can be downloaded free of charge and used in SAFE MODE to clean these complex infections. Trend Micro – Creates new FAKEAV standalone removal tool http://esupport.trendmicro.com/0/Fake-Antivirus-FakeAV-Removal-Tool.aspx QUOTE: Fake Antivirus (FakeAV) threats […]

Internet Explorer 9 – eWeek shares Ten Reasons to Use it

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eWeek shares this article related to IE9, noting many new improvements in functionality and security Internet Explorer 9 – Ten Reasons to Use it http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Applications/Microsoft-Internet-Explorer-9-Arrives-10-Reasons-to-Use-It-851132/ QUOTE: Microsoft has officially launched Internet Explorer 9. Although the browser’s history has been spotty, Internet Explorer 9 is the one new browser that every user should be trying. Microsoft […]

Facebook – New XSS Worm Allows Automatic Wall Posts

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Please be careful with links that might be presented to you in Facebook. Another new XSS worm is circulating that can automatically post messages with malicious links on Facebook walls of your friends and contacts.  Facebook – New XSS Worm Allows Automatic Wall Posts http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/new-xss-facebook-worm-allows-automatic-wall-posts QUOTE: Currently a new and unpatched cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability […]

Mouse Training Company – Free MS Office Training Manuals

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Mouse Training Company – Free MS Office Training Manuals http://www.mousetraining.co.uk/ms-office-training-manuals.html QUOTE: We have made all our MS Office training manuals available to download for free. The files are in PDF format that will allow you Save, Print or Email to yourself.  If you are not a Mouse Training client and would like to make use […]

Internet Private Browsing – IE, Firefox, and Chrome

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Internet Private Browsing – IE, Firefox, and Chrome http://blog.trendmicro.com/private-browsing/ QUOTE: Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer released major updates this week. The timing may be a coincidence or not but there is a very interesting feature that all three browsers are developing almost at the same time—private browsing. Each of the three approaches to private browsing […]

Firefox 4 Security Features

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Some of the key security enhancements found in the new version of Firefox are listed below: Firefox 4 Security Features http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=10594 https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Firefox_4_for_developers#Security Firefox 4 – All Features (Technical writeup) https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Firefox_4_for_developers QUOTE: Like no other release before it, Firefox 4 includes a number of significant security features. These features are addressing attacks that are in particularly […]

Apple Mac OS X – Security Update 2011-001

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All Apple Mac OS X users should update their systems as prompted.  There were 53 issues addressed in several components including third party software Apple Mac OS X – Security Update 2011-001 http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/03/mac_os_x_update_fixes_dozens_o.php Mac OS X v10.6.7 and Security Update 2011-001 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4581 QUOTE: This document describes the security content of Mac OS X v10.6.7 and Security Update […]

Social Network users are too friendly in sharing information publicly

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We should be careful when sharing information on Facebook and other social networks. Sometimes, I see friends sharing advanced plans of a trip, vacation, or other outing. As these posts are often available to the general public, there have indeed been accounts of folks burglarized while away and criminals confusing that they discovered it via […]


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