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 […]

SQL Slammer – sudden decrease in activity

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Below is an interesting post from the ISC reflecting an unexplained sharp decrease in port 1434 attacks by the decade old SQL Slammer worm Port 1434: Sudden Slammer Decline? http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=10576 QUOTE: We’re interested to know what’s happening out there.  It has been observed through DShield data that Slammer traffic has had a sudden decline.  I […]

Mozilla Firefox 4.0 released

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New 4.0 release has just debuted and it is working well in testing as a complementary browser Firefox 4.0 – Home Page http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/products/download.html?product=firefox-4.0 Firefox 4.0 – Whats New http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/features/ Firefox 4.0 – Tips and techniques http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/tips/ Firefox 4.0 – Security http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/features/#advancedsecurity

Adobe Flash Update – March 21, 2011

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Please update the Adobe Flash component for your browsers as automatically prompted Adobe Flash Player update addresses a critical security issue (CVE-2011-0609) http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-05.html http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Adobe+Flash+Player+update+RSA+further+notification+and+Play+com+breach/10585 QUOTE:  A critical vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player 10.2.152.33 and earlier versions (Adobe Flash Player 10.2.154.18 and earlier versions for Chrome users) for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris […]

Microsoft’s DCU unit disrupts Rustock botnet

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Microsoft and other security firms continue to fight spam, botnets, and other sophisticated attacks.  Recently a major complex botnet known as Rustock was taken offline reducing spam attacks and helping to improve Internet safety Microsoft’s DCU unit disrupts Rustock botnet http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2011/03/18/taking-down-botnets-microsoft-and-the-rustock-botnet.aspx http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/rustock-botnets-operations-disrupted/8456 QUOTE: Just over a year ago, we announced that the Microsoft Digital Crimes […]


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