Adobe Flash v11 – to offer improved security

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Adobe continues to gradually improve internal security in each version of their products as noted below: Adobe Flash v11 – to offer improved security http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/apple/288129-security-of-flash-11 QUOTE: Adobe Flash has struggled over the last few years to conquer a bad security reputation which, combined with ubiquity, as made it one of the more problematic components on […]

Massachusetts tracks 2 million users affected by data breaches since 2010

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This law is beneficial and shares the need for companies to improve their security controls, as highlighted by ESET security 2.1 million users’ data breached in Massachusetts http://blog.eset.com/2011/09/22/2-1-million-users-data-breached-in-massachusetts QUOTE: Since 2010 that is, following a law enacted in 2007 that requires all companies doing business in Massachusetts to inform consumers and state regulators about security […]

October 2011 – Cyber Security awareness month

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The ISC celebrates next month with a series of best practices and articles related to computer security. October 2011 – Cyber Security awareness month http://isc.sans.org/diary/October+2011+Cyber+Security+Awareness+Month/11623 QUOTE:  It is that time of the year again, Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Over the last few years we have participated in the October Cyber Security Awareness month (just search […]

Fraudulent DigiNotar Certificate security update from Microsoft

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Microsoft notes an active attack for at least one DigiNotar certificate.  MS Security Advisory Update – Fraudulent DigiNotar Certificates http://isc.sans.org/diary/MS+Security+Advisory+Update+-+Fraudulent+DigiNotar+Certificates/11608 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2607712 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2616676 http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/09/19/cumulative-non-security-update-protects-from-fraudulent-certificates.aspx QUOTE: Microsoft re-released Microsoft Security Advisory (2607712) regarding fraudulent DigiNotar Root CA. “Microsoft is aware of active attacks using at least one fraudulent digital certificate issued by DigiNotar, a certification authority present […]

Android – New DroidDreamLight variant improves attack capabilities

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Trend Security warns of major improvements found in this new variant in this comprehensive review: Massive Code Change for New DroidDreamLight Variant http://blog.trendmicro.com/massive-code-change-for-new-droiddreamlight-variant/ QUOTE: We saw several key developments in the new variant of DroidDreamLight, which we were able to analyze earlier this month. This new variant, found in a China-based 3rd party application store, […]

Windows 8 – PC Magazine review of Developer Preview

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I’m anxious to test this new operating system in the future.  PC Magazine highlights the new Metro User Interface and other changes found in Windows 8 Windows 8 – PC Magazine review of Developer Preview http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392886,00.asp QUOTE: Windows 8 is a coin with two very different sides: On one side is a tablet operating system, […]

Oracle out-of-band patch release to prevent Apache DoS exploits

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The Internet Storm Center shares an important emergency release that corporations should apply expediently: Oracle Emergency Patch for CVE-2011-3192 has been released! http://isc.sans.org/diary/Oracle+Emergency+Patch+for+CVE-2011-3192+has+been+released+/11602 QUOTE: This security alert addresses the security issue CVE-2011-3192, a denial of service vulnerability in Apache HTTPD, which is applicable to Oracle HTTP Server products based on Apache 2.0 or 2.2. This […]

Legislation proposed to increase penalties for hacking attacks

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http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/internet-crime/287474-government-wants-to-stiffen-penalties-for-hacking QUOTE: The Obama administration argued to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday for legislation that would impose minimum sentences for anyone convicted of attacks or attempted attacks on critical infrastructure. The administration’s proposed updates the Cyber Fraud and Abuse Act would also make it clear that RICO, the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, a […]

Banking Trojan Attacks continue to target large companies

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Trend Micro provides an update related to bank related malware and fraud attacks: Banking Trojan Attacks continue to target large companies http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/google/287772-banking-trojan-gang-hits-big-us-companies http://blog.trendmicro.com/soldier-spyeyes-a-jackpot/ QUOTE: Trend Micro has uncovered a significant international banking malware gang. Unusually for such gangs, a wide variety of large organizations and US multi-nationals in a variety of sectors were victimized. The […]

Android banking malware increases in wild

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ESET highlights a sharp increase in mobile device malware.  Users should be careful in everything they install or provide permissions to for these devices. Android banking malware increases in wild http://blog.eset.com/2011/09/16/android-banking-malware-in-the-wild QUOTE: Recently, we’ve noted a steep rise in Android malware and predicted the rise in banking malware, now we see another example in the […]


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