Microsoft Trustworthy Computing – Tenth Anniversary

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In 2002, Bill Gates established an important executive directive for Microsoft to improve the safety and reliability in all products. This was truly innovative a decade ago, providing both safety and business value to customers.  Many vendors today are updating on a monthly or quarterly basis using automation and publishing security bulletins to ensure their customers […]

MS12-020 Vulnerabilities – Actively targeted for Exploit development

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The Microsoft March 2012 Security patches should be promptly applied to ensure corporate or home protection.   Exploit development is in process and malware authors will likely attempt to further improve malicious code that can be used in future attacks.  Below are some recent developments:  Exploit For Ms12-020 RDP Bug Moves to Metasploit http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/exploit-ms12-020-rdp-bug-moves-metasploit-032012 QUOTE:  As the inquiry […]

Microsoft Security Updates – March 2012 (Patch Now)

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MS12-020 in particular is an important security patch to ensure the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is protected as exploits are being developed in the wild.  All corporate and home users should get all PCs and servers updated expediently to ensure protection. Microsoft Security Updates – March 2012 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-mar MS12-020 – Critical to Patch due to […]

DNSChanger Malware – FBI extends cleaning deadline until July 9th

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The Ariva security blog documents an extension by FBI to take down machines infected with the DSNChanger malware.  Previously this was set to March 8th and was extended to July 9th as over 1/2 million computers are still infected. More time to clean up the DNSChanger malware http://techblog.avira.com/2012/03/08/more-time-to-clean-up-the-dnschanger-malware/en/ QUOTE: We wrote about the DNSChanger malware and about […]

Facebook Scam – Profile and Photo Stalkers

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The Facecrooks security site does an excellent job of identify evolving social network scams: Wow I cant Believe I Got My PROFILE & PHOTOS Stalkers – Facebook Scam http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/wow-i-cant-believe-i-got-my-profile-photos-stalkers-facebook-scam.html Scam Type:  Rogue Application, Survey Scam Trending: March 2012 Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following Facebook application. Clicking […]


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