Morto – New RDP Internet Worm manipulates weak passwords

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A new RDP worm is circulating on vulnerable systems with weak passwords: Morto – New RDP Internet Worm manipulates weak passwords http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002227.html http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Morto-Worm-Infects-Windows-Systems-With-Weak-Passwords-815241/ http://isc.sans.org/diary/Internet+Worm+in+the+Wild/11470 http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Worm%3aWin32%2fMorto.gen!A http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/28/morto_worm_spreading/ http://blogs.computerworld.com/18870/morto_worm_spreading_fast_via_rdp QUOTE: A new worm, called “Morto,” has been infecting machines via Remote Desktop Protocol on Windows machines, according to security researchers. Morto is the first Internet worm to […]

Hurricane Irene – Beware of Fake malicious websites

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As shared below, security firms are warning users to be cautious in visiting potentially fake websites where malware could be potentially lurking  Hurricane Irene – Beware of Fake sites that may lead to malware http://blog.eset.com/2011/08/26/irene-is-that-you-or-a-fake QUOTE: Folks will still visit high-ranking fake websites through traditional search engine queries during the Hurricane Irene coverage. One way […]

Twitter – now offers SSL by default

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Twitter now provides the more secure SSL option by default as noted below:  Twitter – now offers SSL by default http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/privacy/286880-twitter-starts-turning-on-https-by-default QUOTE: Twitter has begun setting users to use HTTPS for all connections by default. Twitter PR announced this in a tweet recently which linked to a support document which explains more.  HTTPS, also known as […]

Facebook – New 14 Page Security Guide

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This new guide is well done and an excellent resource for protection: https://www.facebook.com/safety/attachment/Guide%20to%20Facebook%20Security.pdf

Microsoft Security Updates – August 2011

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Several critical and important security updates should be applied expediently to enjoy greater protection Microsoft Security Updates – August 2011 http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=11341 https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-aug.mspx

Conficker Worm – 1,000 Days Old and still active

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ESET provides an excellent analysis of how the Conficker worm has survived after 3 years: Conficker Worm – 1,000 Days Old and still active http://blog.eset.com/2011/08/17/1000-days-of-conficker QUOTE: It has been 1,000 days since the Conficker worm first appeared on November 21, 2008.  For the first two months after its initial appearance we received a trickle of […]

Enterprise Security – Key Human Resource Practices

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Below are excellent guidelines to ensuring good security checks and balances are present in the system http://isc.sans.org/diary/Putting+all+of+Your+Eggs+in+One+Basket+-+or+How+NOT+to+do+Layoffs/11395 QUOTE: This diary isn’t about the particulars of this case, it’s much more of a common occurrence than you might think.  We’ll talk a bit about what to do, a bit about what NOT to do … First […]

Mozilla Firefox – Firecat 2.0 security product released

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FireCAT is a special security tool kit for the Mozilla Firefox environment FireCAT 2.0 Released http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=11365 FireCAT: Firefox Catalog of Auditing exTensions version 2.0 has just been released. It contains 90 addons divided in 7 categories further subdivided in 19 sub-categories. A new Protection subcategory (in Misc) has been added to protect Navigation with TrackMeNot, […]

MoonSols – Releases FREE Dumpit utility

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MoonSols – Releases FREE Dumpit utility http://isc.sans.edu/diary/MoonSols+Dumpit+released+for+free+/11362 QUOTE: The people over at MoonSols have made their amazing one-click memory dump tool Dumpit available for free download.  Dumpit vastly simplifies memory acquisition. Effectively Dumpit combines win32dd and win64dd into one tool and is so simple to use even a non-technical user could do acquisition from a […]

IBM Personal Computer celebrates 30th anniversary

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I’ve been using a PC on a daily basis for almost 30 years.  I remember the original product launch and was invited to our local IBM branch office to participate. Our IBM branch then placed a few of these in our office.  I took in interest and powered them up after hours.  Soon I was helping […]


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