Windows 8 – Beta version targeted for February 2012

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http://redmondmag.com/articles/2011/12/07/windows-8-beta-coming-february.aspx QUOTE: Microsoft will release the beta of Windows 8 in late February, a company official announced yesterday.  The announcement came as part of a talk on Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Store, which will be the online selling presence for Windows 8 “Metro-style” applications, built on HTML 5, JavaScript, XAML and C languages. Antoine Leblond, vice […]

Wireless Security – None v WEP v WPA v WPA2

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ESET Security offers an excellent analysis on wireless security setup and WPA2 should be used for the best current levels of protection. Wireless Security – None v WEP v WPA v WPA2 http://blog.eset.com/2011/12/30/could-hackers-break-into-your-wi-fi-wireless-router QUOTE: You just got a new wireless router for Christmas, but when you set it up it asks about wireless security. Do […]

Security – Could Transportation sector be impacted in future?

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Security – Could Transportation sector be impacted in future? These articles share some of the needs to strenghten security and privacy controls.  Hopefully, attacks will be prevented PC Magazine Security – Could Transportation sector be impacted in future? http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/292240-where-will-hackers-strike-next-transportation http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/28/us-trains-security-idUSTRE7BR0C520111228 http://www.mercurynews.com/drive/ci_19633869 QUOTE: Practically every industry these days needs to be prepared for some kind of […]

ISC – What new security risks will 2012 bring?

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http://isc.sans.org/diary/Bye+2011+Hello+2012+what+will+you+have+in+store+for+us+/12301 QUOTE: With the last day of the year well and truly on the way in most parts of the world and almost finished in my part of the world it is probably a nice time to reflect a little bit on the year that was.  On the malware front I predict more of the […]

Lilupophilupop SQL injection attacks infect over one million pages

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Webmasters and administrators should look for any signs of infection from this new SQL injection attack.  In many cases SQL attacks are mitigated through more secure programming conventions. Wild card character processing may allow more openess and convenience in user input, but may also allow SQL injection vulnerabilities). Lilupophilupop SQL injection attacks infect over one […]

Malware Challenges will continue in 2012

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This article discusses the challenges associated with preventing malware attacks in the coming year. PC Magazine – Let’s Terminate Malware in 2012 http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/292164-let-s-terminate-malware-in-2012 QUOTE: Antivirus research is a cat and mouse problem. Each time the virus writers develop a new technique to spread malware or steal private data, antivirus experts rush to build countermeasures. To […]

Facebook TimeLine Hoax – Please do me a favor and hover over my name

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It is always a good practice to avoid reposting information as instructed in this hoax circulating in Facebook. A security firm called Facecrooks shares this informative link http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/hoax-alert-with-the-new-fb-timeline-on-its-way-hover-over-my-name-above-this-doesnt-work.html   HOAX TEXT: “With the new ‘FB timeline’ on its way this week for EVERYONE…please do both of us a favor: Hover over my name above. In […]

Twitter – Avoid New Fake Tracker Application and dangerous URLs

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Sunbelt labs warns of a new malicious application that can be installed on Twitter to determine user visitation.  Currently, no application can perform that analysis and this fake application is similar to the versions seen on Facebook and other sites. Twitter – Avoid New Fake Tracker Application and dangerous URLs http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/curious-whos-stalking-you-yes-weve.html QUOTE: This social media […]

MS11-100 – Special Microsoft ASP.net security release December 2011

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A special out-of-band security release was performed yesterday to address ASP.net vulnerabilities recently discovered.  Corporate users should especially test and install this security patch expediently. MS11-100 – Special Microsoft ASP.net security release December 2011 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-100 http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/12/29/microsoft-releases-ms11-100-for-security-advisory-2659883.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2011/12/29/asp-net-security-update-is-live.aspx http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=12295 QUOTE: The security update has a severity rating of Critical and resolves a publicly disclosed remote unauthenticated […]

Wireless Security – New Brute Force WPS Vulnerability

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The ISC shares a new WPS vulnerability where brute force PIN attacks could potentially be used to gain unauthorized access Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN Brute Force Vulnerability http://isc.sans.org/diary/Wi-Fi+Protected+Setup+WPS+PIN+Brute+Force+Vulnerability/12292 QUOTE: Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a Wi-Fi Alliance specification (v1.0 – available since January 2007) designed to ease the process of securely setup Wi-Fi devices and networks. […]


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