Symantec PC Anywhere – Please patch for critical vulneratilities

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The ISC rates these vulnerabilities with their highest “PATCH NOW” rating Symantec PC Anywhere – Please patch for critical vulneratilities http://isc.sans.edu/diary/pcAnywhere+users+patch+now+/12463 QUOTE: Symantec released a patch for pcAnywhere products that fixes couple of vulnerabilities, among which the most dangerous one allows remote code execution. You can see Symantec’s advisory here.  Now, for last couple of […]

NetBIOS – Recommendation to disable within TCP/IP on client PCs

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This is a beneficial recommendation ISC – Is it time to get rid of NetBIOS? http://isc.sans.org/diary/Is+it+time+to+get+rid+of+NetBIOS+/12454 QUOTE: NetBIOS, and its weaknesses that allow extremely easy spoofing have been well known all the way since 2005. I recently discussed NetBIOS with a colleague of mine, Arcel, and this discussion prompted me to see if anything changed […]

Facebook – Some Donation pages run by Fraudsters

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The security site Facecrooks shares an awareness to check charity sites carefully to ensure legitimacy.  Donations should always be made to mainstream sites, after careful research to ensure they are received by those truly in need.   Facebook – Some Donation Pages Run by Fraudsters http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/beware-of-facebook-donation-pages-ran-by-fraudsters.html QUOTE: Facebook has become a rather popular medium for gathering […]

AV-TEST Many Antivirus products improve during DEC 2011 testing

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Below are the most recent results from AV-TEST for both home and corporate products: AV-TEST DEC 2011 Many Vendor products improve http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/292980-many-vendors-improve-in-latest-av-test-report AV-TEST FULL REPORT http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/novdec-2011/ QUOTE: German antivirus research lab AV-Test.org tested almost two dozen consumer-side security products under Windows 7, rating each for cleanup of existing malware infestations, protection against new attacks, and […]

SOPA/PIPA Legislation postponed

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www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/sopa-pipa-postponed-nice-work-everyone/67622 QUOTE:  The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the PROTECT-IP Act, known as PIPA, have both been postponed from being voted on in the House and Senate respectively.  An impending vote on SOPA triggered widespread protests leaving hundreds of millions of Web users without access to their favourite sites. Though both bills have been […]

Internet Privacy Law – Several Links

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QUOTE: If you want more info Wikipedia has some good links from their Privacy Law page.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_privacy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privacy_law Some of the other resources around: OECD Privacy Principles OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data AU – http://www.privacy.gov.au EU – http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/information_society/data_protection/l14012_en.htm UK – http://www.ico.gov.uk/ HK – http://www.pcpd.org.hk CA – http://www.priv.gc.ca/

Android Malware – How much will it grow in 2012

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While Android malware growth will probably level off, it did increase by a significant rate during 2011.  Users should be careful with all applicaitons and links which could potentially compromise Android security. Trend Labs – How Big will the Android Malware Threat Be in 2012? http://blog.trendmicro.com/how-big-will-the-android-malware-threat-be-in-2012/ QUOTE:  In August 2011, we released our Snapshot of […]

Microsoft Security Updates – January 2012

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The first security update of 2012 is now available and should be promptly installed Microsoft Security Updates – January 2012 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-jan http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/01/10/january-2012-security-bulletins-released.aspx ISC Analysis (Two client vulnerabilities are rated as PATCH NOW) http://isc.sans.org/diary/January+2012+Microsoft+Black+Tuesday+Summary/12361 QUOTE: Today we are releasing seven security bulletins, one of which is rated Critical in severity, with the remaining six classified as […]

DDoS Attacks – Services for hire

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F-Secure highlights this unusual and illegal service Cheap Professional DDoS Service http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002296.html QUOTE: Now here’s something that you don’t see everyday, a YouTube video in which a young woman advertises DDoS services, with a smile.  “Hello, Hackers.” Please visit our website. Just $2 per hour… Also, easy payment options.

Android Security – Avoid Unlock your Phones Hidden Features scam

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F-Secure highlight’s a new social engineering scheme that leads to a malicious website and agents that can compromise Android security. F-Secure: Unlock Your Phone’s Hidden Features!… Not. http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002299.html QUOTE: Yesterday, we stumbled across this ad from an Android-related site. Clicking this led to a malicious menu entitled “Android Market”  The text above mentions that mobile […]


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