Facebook – Be careful with potentially malicious links

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The ISC shares good advice on being careful with links posted in Facebook Facebook – Be careful with potentially malicious links http://isc.sans.org/diary/Links+on+your+Facebook+Wall/11287 QUOTE: We received an email from a reader today about a link on his wife’s Facebook wall.  The link indicated that a friend had tagged her.  When he tried to remove the post […]

Android Malware – Design Strategies using Staged Attacks with User permissions

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Symantec offers an excellent in-depth article on how malware attacks operate.  In some ways, it is similar to installing a malicious application in Facebook, where the user provides permission before an infection takes place.  Likewise, mobile users are often offered “free applications” they can install.   Android Threat Trend Shows That Criminals are Thinking Outside the […]

Mobile Device Security – Best Practices

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Protecting Mobile devices is not too different than protecting your PC from the constant stream of email and hostile website attacks. To ensure safety, below are ideas for mobile device users to improve safety: TECHNOLOGY ORIENTED CONTROLS — Anti-Virus and Security products are now offered and can be used to block many attacks — Patch […]

Mobile Malware – Increased Attacks during 2011

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Users should exercise avoidance and good risk management principles to avoid malware infections while using mobile devices. Is 2011 Finally the Actual Year of Mobile Malware? http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/07/is_2011_finally_the_actual_yea.php QUOTE: “This year will be the year of mobile malware” has been such a staple of new years predictions that it has turned into a running joke. But […]

Apple Safari Browser – Security release

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Safari users should install this new release, as several vulnerabilities have been patched Apple Safari Browser – Security release http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/07/apple_patches_dozens_of_vulner.php QUOTE: Apple has released new versions of the Safari web browser, fixing a total of 56 vulnerabilities in the Mac and Windows versions of the program. 12 of the vulnerabilities affect only the Windows version […]

WebSite Security Attacks – Approaches used by hackers

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ESET offers an excellent analysis of how websites are attacked by hackers. WebSite Security – Approaches used by hackers http://blog.eset.com/2011/07/26/50-ways-to-hack-a-website QUOTE: Well, really there are far more, but the latest study from Imperva of 10 million attacks against 30 large organizations from January to May of 2011 cites a cocktail of techniques used by would-be […]

Bell South – Beware of upgrade phishing scam

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F-Secure warns of a spam attack desinged to capture sensitive personal information.  Please do not respond to these or when in doubt call customer service to verify, rather than filling out this form Bell South – Beware of upgrade phishing scam http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002205.html QUOTE: We were tipped by an alert user (thanks Walt) about this phishing scam […]

Windows XP – Main target of Rootkit attacks

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An interesting analysis by AVAST which illustrates statistics from their cleaning of system infections.  While XP is more widely installed, there is improved protection within WIndows 7 from these types of attacks. Windows XP – Main target of Rootkit attacks http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/07/xp_remains_main_target_of_root.php QUOTE: Research from AVAST Virus Lab shows that Windows XP remains the main target of […]

Java 7 – Security Features in this new release

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Version 7 is a new release of the full Java client version. Below are links related to security Java 7 – Security Features in this new release http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2011/07/java_7_upgrades_security.php http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/444374 QUOTE: All of the new features and improvements to existing features are cryptography-related and generally related to support for SSL/TLS in the JSSE (Java Secure Socket […]

Apple Lion O/S – New Security Features

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Below are some of the new improvements in the latest version of Apple’s Mac O/S: Apple Lion O/S – New Security Features http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=11245 http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html QUOTE: Once you are over the online install experience, the upside down mouse gestures and all the other bling that comes as part of OS X Lion, it is time to […]


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