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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