ISC – Malware cleaning experiences during 2011

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An interesting “real world” account is shared by one of the ISC handlers regarding the cleaning of infected PCs.  As noted a good security awareness program next year can help reduce infections ISC – Malware cleaning experiences during 2011 http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=12268 QUOTE As 2011 draws to a close I am reflecting on the “compromised” computers that I […]

Facebook – New Christmas theme leads to malware and spam

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Please avoid any new Christmas, New Year, or other holiday themes or unusual links presented in the Facebook environment Facebook – New Christmas theme leads to malware and spam http://blog.trendmicro.com/christmas-theme-for-facebook-profile-leads-to-malspam/ QUOTE: Attacks that use the holidays as a social engineering lure are starting to pour in as the Christmas day draws near. We recently found a […]

AV Comparatives – New Real World Product Tests

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QUOTE: Running a static test on an antivirus product is extremely simple. You install the product, present it with many thousands of inert virus samples, and report how many it detected. However, that sort of test doesn’t reflect a user’s real-world experience. AV-Comparatives.org maintains an ongoing Whole Product Dynamic Test with the specific purpose of […]

PC Magazine – Top Five Security predictions for 2012

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PC Magazine speculates on some of the security risks possible for the coming year PC Magazine – Top Five Security predictions for 2012 http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/291879-top-5-security-predictions-for-2012 QUOTE: Looking ahead, what headlines will Security Watch see in 2012? Dozens of security vendors weighed in with their predictions. There was very little overlap but below, we name the five […]


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