Mozilla Firefox 7 now available

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The Mozilla foundation has released the latest version of Firefox  http://isc.sans.org/diary/Firefox+v+7+0+1+Is+Live/11698 http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

New TLS/SSL Security Vulnerabilities – Best Practices for Protection

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Trend Micro shares some excellent user safety tips and administrative design standards to help mitigate attacks.  One key practice is to close secure websites by logging out to keep sessions as short as possible. BEAST and TLS/SSL Security: What It Means For Users and Web Admins http://blog.trendmicro.com/beast-and-tlsssl-security-what-it-means-for-users-and-web-admins/ What can users do? • Keep time spent […]

TLD4 Rootkit – New Variant of MBR version emerges

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TLD4 is one of the most advanced Windows malware agents circulating.  It is highly stealth and hides in the master boot record of the Windows O/S.  Trend Micro shares developments related to a new version: TDL4 Worm Component Employs Bitcoin Mining http://blog.trendmicro.com/the-worm-tdl4-and-botcoin-miners/ QUOTE: TDL4 is a well known variant of the TDSS malware family known […]

Amazon Kindle Fire – High Tech and Low Cost e-Book reader

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This is an interesting development as a low-cost high technology tablet: Amazon Unveils $199 Kindle Fire Tablet http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-28/amazon-unveils-199-kindle-fire-tablet.html QUOTE: The Kindle Fire will have a 7-inch display and sell for $199, compared with $499 for Apple’s cheapest iPad, Amazon executives said in interviews with Bloomberg Businessweek. The device, a souped-up version of the Kindle electronic-book […]

F-Secure ShareSafe Beta – Security Application for Facebook

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F-Secure has developed a security product designed to integrate with Facebook and check for malicious links. F-Secure ShareSafe Beta – Security Application for Facebook http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002243.html QUOTE: Security applications and Facebook tend to mix together like oil and water.  Therefore, when attempting to develop a security application for Facebook… it had better not be boring. And […]

Microsoft Windows 8 – eWeek shares 15 screenshots of new features

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A total of 15 screenshots illustrate some of the initial features for this new operating system. eWeek Microsoft’s Windows 8 Developer Preview: First Look http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Enterprise-Applications/Microsofts-Windows-8-Developer-Preview-First-Look-432584/ QUOTE: Microsoft has offered its Developer Preview of its upcoming Windows 8 to the world. This early glimpse of the operating system, while nowhere near finished, offers a one-of-a-kind perspective […]

Microsoft MSRT – Seconnd Release in September 2011 for Kelihos botnet

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Early this morning, Windows Automatic Update notified me of a second MSRT update and below are the details.  Wishing them success in eradicating this malicious threat. Microsoft MSRT – 2nd Release for September 2011 http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2011/09/26/operation-b79-kelihos-and-additional-msrt-september-release.aspx QUOTE: For the month of September, Microsoft is adding the Win32/Kelihos family to a second release of the Malicious Software Removal […]

Windows 8 – No increased hardware requirements from Windows 7

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Users with modern systems should be able to upgrade without needing more RAM or processor power, as noted below: Windows 8 – No increased hardware requirements from version 7 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386339,00.asp QUOTE:  Microsoft says Windows 7 users won’t need bigger and better hardware to run the freshly unveiled Windows 8. The PC system requirements will be […]

Facebook – Fake BBC Video scams continue to surface

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Users should avoid clicking on suspicious news alert links offered to them via Facebook: Facebook – Fake BBC Video scams continue to surface http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/fake-bbc-video-facebook-scam-returns.html QUOTE: It seems scammers have a bit of thing for spoofing BBC websites at the moment. Yesterday it was work from home scams, and last month it was a Facebook wheeze […]

Adobe Flash out-of-band security update for September 2011

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Please update systems as prompted for better protection from malicious attacks currently circulating: Adobe Flash out-of-band security update for September 2011 http://blogs.adobe.com/psirt/2011/09/prenotification-security-update-for-flash-player.html http://blog.trendmicro.com/adobe-releases-out-of-band-patch/ QUOTE:  Adobe released an out-of-band security update to address six critical vulnerabilities, all affecting Adobe Flash Player.  One of the six, a cross-site scripting vulnerability identified as CVE-2011-2444, is reportedly being exploited […]


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