Apple advisory – MacDefender malware will be removed by OSX patch

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This is an interesting development and am hopeful they will be successful: Apple advisory on “MacDefender” malware http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=10918 QUOTE: Looks like Apple noticed that “MacDefender”, a fake anti-virus tool that we covered earlier, is indeed starting to make inroads on the Mac user community. They have published an advisory today that describes how to “avoid” […]

Facebook – Please avoid the Profile Music Player spam attacks

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Please avoid spammed messages features a new Facebook music player feature. This will compromise your Facebook account plus it may create malware infections on your PC as well.  Trend Labs warns of this new attack below: Trend Labs – Facebook Spam Now Plays Your Favorite Music http://blog.trendmicro.com/facebook-spam-now-plays-your-favorite-music/ QUOTE: Wouldn’t it be cool if you had […]

Microsoft – New EMET version available

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 A new version of EMET has been released with the following new features Microsoft – New EMET version available http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2011/05/18/new-version-of-emet-is-now-available.aspx QUOTE:  The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit enables and implements different techniques to make successful attacks on your system more difficult. EMET is designed to mitigate exploitation attempts (even of 0-days) by making “current” exploitation techniques […]

Mississippi Flooding Disaster – Scams and Malware attacks

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CERT has issued a recent warning to be careful with recent disasters and other news events.  These are often used to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information or accepting malware on their systems. Mississippi Flooding Disaster – Scams and Malware attacks http://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.html#mississippi_flooding_disaster_email_scams QUOTE: Users should be aware of potential email scams, fake antivirus, and phishing […]

MySpace – Phising Site uses slightly misspelled URL

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It is always important to verify URLs and a slightly mispelled version of MySpace could trick users into sharing the email, cell phone number, or other senstitive information. Every day is a Birthday Party http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/every-day-is-birthday-party-at.html QUOTE: You’d have thought Myspace would have snapped up myspac(dot)com, but it seems to have scampered past them in the […]

Windows 8 – Targeted for release in 2012

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Microsoft’s CEO has officially announced a target of 2012 for Windows 8. Ballmer: Windows 8 is Coming in 2012 http://www.cio.com/article/682792/Ballmer_Windows_8_is_Coming_in_2012 QUOTE:  Microsoft’s (MSFT) next version of the Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 8, will debut in 2012, company CEO Steve Ballmer said Monday. Ballmer made the announcement in Tokyo, speaking to an audience of software […]

CIO Magazine – Complete Guide to Windows 7

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A good resource with 3 pages of links CIO Magazine – Complete Guide to Windows 7 http://www.cio.com/article/496464/Windows_7_Bible_Your_Complete_Guide_to_the_Latest_Version_of_Windows QUOTE: From pricing questions and a rundown of interface features to upgrade concerns and challenges presented by the iPad, CIO.com’s Windows 7 Complete Guide covers it all. Our guide delivers expert reviews, advice on planning and rollout, opinion pieces and […]

Windows 8 – At least Four Different versions anticipated

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According to early reports, tablets and mobile devices will also be a focal point for this new operating system Windows 8 Coming in At Least 4 Versions http://www.cio.com/article/682543/Windows_8_Coming_in_At_Least_4_Versions QUOTE: Microsoft will make at least four different versions of Windows 8 for devices with ARM processors, but you won’t be running older Windows apps on any them, according […]

Facebook – Two factor authentication using passcodes to mobile phones

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In the Account Settings, users can opt to get a special password code delivered in text to their mobile phone to strengthen login authentication.    You must register your mobile phone with Facebook for this feature.  This is documented below. Facebook goes two-factor http://isc.sans.org/diary/Facebook+goes+two-factor/10909 https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150172618258920 QUOTE: Facebook is now offering a new feature called “Login Approvals“.   […]

Public Internet Facilities – Dangers in using shared devices

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This article from the McAfee blogs highlights the danger associated with using shared Internet facilities in a library, hotel, restaurant, or executive lounge.  Some key points include: * It’s always important to LOGOFF all environments after checking email or other activity. * Users should avoid sharing sensitive information * Users should avoid e-commerce transactions * […]


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