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 […]


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