Harning Botnet was also shutdown along with Rustock

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It appears that multiple botnets may have been impacted by the recent raid to stop Rustock which impacted over 1 million users. Harning Botnet was also shutdown along with Rustock http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Harnig-Malware-Botnet-Also-Shutdown-After-Rustock-Raid-723294/ QUOTE: Rustock is not the only botnet that has stopped operations. The Harnig botnet, also known as Piptea, also went offline at about the […]

Facebook – HTTPS based security improvements

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Facebook recently started allowing secure connections and HTTPS based controls are gradually improving Facebook – HTTPS based security improvements http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002131.html QUOTE: There’s been some encouraging progress since then, and this is now what happens when a non-HTTPS application is accessed. So at least the setting is persistent. Hopefully the feature will be more dynamic in […]

Hackers group resets weak passwords for 3 million accounts

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It is always a best practice to use strong passwords.  A major hacking attack last night reset over 3 million weak account passwords to “password” (which is weak and used often). Weak passwords will leave website accounts vulnerable to unauthorized users.  Hackers group sets weak passwords to “password” for 3 million accounts http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002134.html QUOTE: Passwords from over […]


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